YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

 

FFT is a Licensed, Evidence Based, short-term, high quality intervention program with an average of 12 to 14 sessions over three to five months. FFT works primarily with 11-to 18-year-old youth who have been referred for behavioral or emotional problems by the juvenile justice system, mental health system, school system, or child welfare system. Services are conducted in both clinic and home settings, and can also be provided in schools, child welfare facilities, probation and parole offices/aftercare systems and mental health facilities.

 

Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)

 

We provide Intensive Care Coordination which is a service that uses the High Fidelity Wraparound model to plan, process, and coordinate multiple services and supports for youth and their families. Completed in fidelity, this is an Evidence Based model that values the youth & family voice and choice so that self-efficacy can be achieved. This service is led by a Certified Facilitator and supervised by a Licensed Eliglble professional or higher.

 

Family Partnership Meeting Facilitation (FPM)

 

A  deliberate and structured approach to involving youth and families in decision making through a facilitated meeting of family, their identified supports, and professionals working with the family. This  meeting is facilitated by a certified faciliator to utilize the program's model to fidelity.

 

Casey Life Skills

 

This program is designed to measure independent living skills using the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment. We work to help our clients to understand and develop necessary the life skills, proper perspectives, and habits that will allow them to be self-sufficient and increase their odds of overcoming negative life challenges that are known to prohibit our clients from experiencing success.  This is a powerful program for individuals looking to take the next step of life into college, the military, or the workforce. In either case, the information is applicable to all.

 

Truancy Prevention & Intervention Program

 

This  program focuses on positive intervention to reduce truancy risks facing our students today. Step by step action plans, frequent communication with all involved parties, and a consistent approach to positively impact the root of the problem impacting the student is used. We realize there are a lot of moving aspects to an effective truancy program so strong communication is utilized to make sure all involved parties are addressed for optimal results.

 

Parent Development Coaching/Aid (PDCA)

 

This program focuses on positive development and reinforcement for parents facing single to multiple barriers of success individually and for their family holistically. We understand that all cases are unique in their identity so we adjust our treatment plan to match the need of the family. We work with a wide range of cases focusing on foster care prevention, substance abuse, domestic violence, family reunification, truancy, gang risk, and more. We work with single, seperated, and parents that are together to strengthen the family unit and help create a healthy environment to promote sustainable and positive growth.

 

Gang Prevention & Intervention (GP)

 

This program works directly with individuals at risk of gang affiliation and individuals who are directly involved with gangs. We work directly with the following agencies and systems: (Social Services, Court Service Units & the Department of Juvenile Justice, Community Service Boards, School Systems, and other community organizations)  We utilize an approach which provides a specific focus on the root of gang development from the initial contact of potential members through the multiple steps to gang affiliation. Additional value of this program comes from the wealth of knowledge in our personnel obtained from years of service in the criminal justice, sociology, and community development fields. This program provides the ability to assess, explain, and help to prevent the development of the gang culture while working to reduce the number of youth initiating into the gang communities. 

 

Holistic Intensive Engagement ©

 

This service takes a holistic approach to the child and family which encompasses three main focuses: 1) Home Life 2) School Life, and 3) Social Life. These focuses allow our Holistic Youth Advisor to address several areas of need by utilizing a five phase system. This system is used in conjunction with a 30-day service plan to ensure the best scenario for healthy progress is realized. One of the ultimate goals for this program is to build self efficacy for the youth and family when dealing with issues related to their specific situation. Another goal is to promote sustainability for a healthy family and successful reunification when appropriate. This service provides multi-tired communication strategy with all critical parties and is overseen by a licensed clinician or a master's level supervisor with direct experience.

 

Translation Services (Spanish)

 

This service works to bridge the gap between agencies of care and the individuals/families served with a language barrier. This service has been used in the Department of Social Services, Community Service Boards, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Justice. Our translation services are provided by trained human services professionals who are able to translate with a holistic understanding of the process at hand. 

 

Therapeutic Mentoring  

 

This is a foundational program that when done correctly, can reach youth in ways no other service can. We believe the strength of results is found in the relationships between our mentors and the mentees they are paired with. The ability to consistently give time, energy, a listening ear, and constructive advice is invaluable. We utilize the understanding of our mentors’ stories, backgrounds and passions to effectively pair them with mentees which allows for the best connection and experience to be realized.  

 

Elevated Career Prep Program

 

The objective of this program is to support the effort in developing career readiness for at-risk youth, with the intent to decrease criminal activity, promote sustainability, and develop responsible citizens. We do this using a four phase system designed to teach, sustain, and promote the program participants to great futures. As with all of our programs, we put a high premium on identifying and positively impacting the mindsets of the individuals we work with. In addition, we require the participation of parents/legal guardians in the program to increase the level of sustainability and support for the youth long after the program has ended.

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

Martial Arts Expressive Therapy / Anger & Violence Prevention

(Only offered in specific areas)

 

This program is lead by a third degree black belt in Okinawan Kempo Karate and Torite Jitsu, with an educational background in sociology and extensive experience in youth development. This program teaches self discipline while giving the participants the platform to express themselves in a proper and healthy manner. Participants will have their own individualized progress plan that fits their ability along with individualized goals to fit their specific areas of opportunities. We help them to identify the critical points that contribute to anger which in many cases leads to violence. Our objective is to develop the child's awareness so he/she is able to identify triggers and assess scenario outcomes before they commit to action. Each session builds off of the previous session and an individual plan of action is created or updated for each child. This program hosts two sessions per week that are up to 2.5 Hrs long.

 

 

 

Clinical Services - (These are ALL Licensed Services)

 

- Functional Family Therapy

 

- Substance Abuse Counseling (Individual Youth)

 

- Substance Abuse Counseling (Individual Adult) 

 

- Substance Abuse Counseling (Individual Adult) 

 

- Substance Abuse Assessments

 

- Individual Therapy

 

- Family Therapy

 

- Group Therapy (Youth & Adult)

SPECIALIZED FAMILY PROGRAMS

 

Team Family (TF)

 

The focus is squarely on child to parent communication, to increase the overall family interaction, cohesiveness and support within the family ranks. This program is offered one time per calendar season (4/yr) and is lead by experienced couples that come from broken family backgrounds who have overcome the odds to raise and hold together a family of their own. This program is designed to work in small groups or with individual families and is a 20 hour class.

 

Young Parenting (YP)

 

This is a 10 hour program designed for parents 30 yrs old and younger We understand that each generation communicates and responds differently. So, we program accordingly. It is lead by experienced couples that come from broken family backgrounds and have overcome the odds to raise and hold together a family of their own. The focus is to address the challenges of being a parent that are overtaking the lives of at risk, high risk youth, and their parents. It is a designed as a group session which allows for a natural supports to be created amongst other young parents with their consent.

 

Parenting From the Front

 
This is a 10 hour group program designed for parents of any age. It is also lead by experienced couples that come from broken family backgrounds and have overcome the odds to raise and hold together a family of their own. This program typically spands across 5 days. The focus is to address the challenges of being a parent that often overtake the lives of at risk youth and their parents, while building natural supports with others who are struggling with the same or similar issues. The time frame of this group program varies depending on the number of parents available to participate.
 

Divorce and Separation Impact (DSI)

 

This program focuses on helping mentees overcome the impact experienced as a result of their parents divorcing or separating. It is lead by individuals who have lived the experience and endured the process, pain, and challenges that come with this life changing dynamic. We offer this service on a group level or on an individual level with the objective for the client to walk away with a specific action plan.

 

Foster Care Impact (FCI)

 

This program focuses on the delicate issues many of our youth face, who are currently in or were previously in the foster care system. Often times these youth are struggling internally. We understand that many of them suffer in silence until it manifests into a much more complex and potential life derailing fashion. We also understand many of the dynamics faced in this group can only be understood by those who have experienced those same dynamics for themselves. This availability of this program is dictated by available participants. 

 

Men of Honor (MOH)

(Only offered in specific areas)

 

This program is committed to helping young males understand the value and power they have on societal outcomes. Conducted by a panel of successful men that share similar backgrounds and life stories as the participants, the participants will learn how/why they have the ability to be strong male figures starting now. This program requires participants to come together one at least one time per month. We work to create a culture that understands how big of an honor it is to have the responsibilities of a man and just how critical it is to fulfill his role as a productive man in society.

 

WoW (Women of Worth)

(Only offered in specific areas)

 

This program allows young ladies to see that they have the ability to contribute to society in ways that can change the world. Conducted by a panel of successful women that share similar backgrounds and life stories as the participants, the participants will learn how/why they have the ability to become the women who live out their true value. Unfortunately, in many of the participants’ circumstances, the reality that they are strong enough, smart enough, and fully capable to do great things in life is not cultivated. The world needs strong women and there is no reason these participants can’t fill that need. This program requires participants to come together at least once per month.

 

Tutoring and Academic Performance (TAP)

(Only offered in specific areas)

 

This program is focuses on providing specific tutoring needs to create a stronger level of comprehension of academic subjects while driving positive academic performance. Utilizing trained tutors and mentors, we strive to change the realities  through a strong educational approach.

 

Strong Mind Strong Body (SMSB)

 

This program teaches clients age 6 -18 yrs old the importance of a strong mind which will translate to their actions. This is done through challenging the youth to push through physical obstacle courses designed to challenge them mentally. We incorporate individual obstacles as well as obstacles requiring team work. In order to successfully finish the obstacle, the mentees must understand the correlation between a strong mind and acting out success. Our trained facilitators understand the proper physical safety and precautions and how they should be incorporated with the educational objective. Individual sessions can be ongoing for the lenght of time the case manager deems necessary, according to the results being achieved. Each session builds off of the previous session and an individual plan of action is created or updated for each child. This program is also offered in a single day format.

 

Drug Free Life Styles (DFLS)

 

This non-clinical, preventative program serves clients in ages 6 -18 yrs old. It is designed to reduce the risk factors while enhancing the protective hedge around our youth from the harmful effects of drug usage. This service can be provided in a group session or in a more intimate one on one session with the client. We expose the participants to what the real life consequences as a result of drug usage are. Individual sessions can be ongoing for as long as positive progress is being made as deemed by the case manager.  Each session builds off of the previous session and an individual plan of action is created or updated for each child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us:

 

To schedule an event, develop a partnership, or find out more about the services we offer, please call 434-774-8539 or email us at ContactUs@lifepushllc.com for additional information.

 

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