Improving The Social And Psychological Functioning Of Children And Families
Children’s Home & Aid Family Centered Counseling services provide therapeutic intervention for children and parents involved in the child welfare system in foster care, intact families or adoption situations. These counseling services help improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and maximize the family well-being and academic achievement of these children.
Children and families involved in Family Centered Counseling services are typically referred to the program by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Each Children’s Home & Aid counseling services beneficiary receives an individualized assessment, after which a comprehensive treatment plan is developed to enhance client and family’s strengths while focusing on the issues that brought the family to the attention of DCFS. Treatment is designed to address issues of trauma, attachment, daily functioning, domestic violence, substance abuse, permanency, and court involvement. Treatment also addresses other issues that the family feels are harmful to their well-being.
Family Centered Counseling services are offered in the Metropolitan Chicago Region.