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.
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.