Adolescent Community Enrichment (ACE)
This is an intensive program that assists youth in developing positive thinking to encourages improved behavior for success in the home, school, and community. This court ordered program targets youth whose behavior has put them at risk for placement at a residential treatment facility or at the Department or Corrections. The modalities of individual and group therapy are used to address person issues such as anger management, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, etc.
Home/School Based Programs
Home Based Programs serve children and adolescents who are currently on probation or displaying at-risk behaviors. Each child served will receive support by a case manager within the home, school, and community. Overall goals of the program include assisting children/adolescents and their families with stress management by learning new coping strategies, providing support by linking to community resources and promoting positive school relationships, implementing skill building strategies to improve behavior, social skills, and interpersonal skills, and offering educational opportunities related to behavior management, parenting, and child specific needs.
Many issues today can be sorted out with the help of a trained professional. Outpatient therapy, or counseling as it is often called, is typically where a person meets with a therapist once each week for less than an hour. The number of sessions depends on the needs of the person. The therapist supports the person as he/she addresses such goals as positive behavior change, symptom reduction, and improved self-esteem.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug and alcohol abuse is often an escape for anyone who already is encountering difficulties in life. Our treatment professionals meet individually and in groups with children, teens, and adults and support them as they develop healthier ways to cope. Group sessions are typically held weekly for ten weeks and provide the opportunity for peer support and most importantly, the knowledge that you are not alone as you work to overcome addictive behaviors.
Two Rivers Academy
The school was implemented to assist students in middle school who are not successful in the traditional education setting due to behavioral problems, lack of performance, and peer relation issues. This program offers an academic and therapeutic milieu that meets daily to discuss issues that the students may be facing.
Adolescent Intramural Mentoring Program (AIM)
The AIM program pairs at risk youth with positive adult mentors from the community. The youth and mentors participate in events such as: church league softball, YMCA league volleyball, and fishing.
Dissolution Education or Parenting from Two Homes Program
This class is required for parents getting a divorce in Cass County. This program stresses the importance of keeping the children first during the difficult time of divorce. This is a one time-four hour class and is facilitated by Bob Cosby.
Father to Father Class
This program is designed to aid fathers with life skills who are seeking paternity. Fathers in this class learn about the importance of successful relationships with all who are spending time with the child, appropriate discipline, and being actively involved with their child’s life. This is a 10 week class and is facilitated by Bob Cosby.
COMMUNITY AGENCIES INCLUDED- located at the Family Opportunity Center
Cass County Child Advocates
Cass County Child Advocates are members of the community who have been court appointed to speak on behalf of a child's best interest that has been abused or neglected and is involved in the court system. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an advocate, visit our website at:www.casacasscounty.com/
Phone: (574) 753-7839
Community Partners, A Program of Children's Bureau, Inc.
CPCS provides families and children’s services to persons who are at-risk for child abuse and neglect, or youth that have been involved with delinquent behavior. CPCS provides services with independent living, adoption, parenting, assessment, family preservation, shelter care and foster care recruitment and training.
For more information contact Jacob Grady, Director.
Toll Free: (866) 431-4459
Local: (574) 753-0400