Family/youth services for behavioral, mental health and substance use problems are provided by Masters and Psychologist level therapists. Service modalities include family therapy, individual, and group work. Psychiatry services are integrated into treatment interventions. Supportive counseling and psychiatry services may be offered for children/youth who struggle to maintain psychiatric stability in the community. Evidence-based practices include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), EMDR, and culturally specific services. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
Family based services are provided for children and youth referred due to behavioral, mental health or substance use problems.
The goal of the program is to reduce foster care placements of children ages 0-12. Families must be referred by a Dane County Social Worker. Families receive eight weeks of intensive, in-home services.
Groups are an important part of Family and Youth Services. They provide vital support to parents, caregivers and youth.