Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
Family Pride of Northeast Ohio’s intensive In-home Family Services is dedicated to helping families in mental health crisis to stay together. The time-limited program (usually 90 days), based on individual needs, is designed to empower children and their families to re-acquire control and manage the family crisis using already developed family skills to resolve issues with non-violent solutions while maintaining the permanency, the child’s place, in the family.
The service populations are children with mental health issues that have adversely impacted a child’s functioning in the home, school or community. Issues specifically addressed are situations involving children with major stressors, such as divorce, separation, reunification, loss, and relationship conflicts between children and their parents. Other psycho-social stressors include problems in education, legal matters, health, and economics.
The staff consists of experienced master level therapists, licensed in the State of Ohio to provide mental health services. They are extremely knowledgeable in working with disturbed children and their families. The staff is trained in engaging families in crisis stabilization, intensive clinical work related to the development and improvement of problem solving skills, parenting, and behavior health management. By teaming and partnering with local community resources, therapists better assist children and their families to find a child’s place in the family.
The therapistrsquos role is to assess the family’s situation, to continually evaluate the child’s safety issues, implement mental health strategies, stabilize the client with a support system, and move the child to less intensive services using linkages to their own local community.
Topics for daily living skills in addition to treating the issues related to medical necessity for mental health services focus on relationships, communication skills, caring behaviors, anger management, challenges for children and parents, boundary issues with roles and values, skill building exercises, healing, and peer pressure.
Each client will have an individualized service plan created by the client team which includes the child, family in conjunction with the therapist, collateral significant others and referring professional, if applicable. This plan addresses specific mental health needs and establishes goal statements to address needs within a specific, limited time frame of service.