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 Eligible 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 facilitator 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, separated, 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-tiered 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.  

 

Martial Arts Expressive Therapy / Anger & Violence Prevention

(Only offered in specific areas)

 

This program is led 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.

 

 

 

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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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