Parent Responsibility (Family) Counseling This counseling provides parents with effective parenting skills designed for these at-risk youth. Parents are required to exercise beyond the most basic and minimal parenting supervision such as forbidding their children to keep and possess illegal weapons, drugs, etc. Specific parenting techniques are taught and parents are encouraged to use these parenting styles in a given situation. These methods go beyond a parent's responsibility to require the basic supervisory control as stated above. The goal of this service is to provide a plan to maximize each child’s development and to improve parent-child relationships whenever possible. Cognitive Behavior Intervention is also incorporated into this program.
Specific topics covered in group and individual counseling include:BullyingDecision MakingShop liftingLife SkillsSubstance Abuse EducationTraumaSmoking CessationRestorative JusticeCareer opportunities and job related skills
Job Training and Employment Placement Those participants who are eligible are referred to the Division of Rehabilitation Services for assessment of job development skills. A program is prepared to meet each juvenile’s individual needs and prepare them for the workforce. Assistance is also provided to procure employment, to enter college, or obtain a vocational skill. Workforce WV, HRDF, KISRA, Garnett and other vocational opportunities are explored as well.
Wrap Around Case Management Services Case Management services are intended to offer support in terms of education, employment, housing, health, relationships, and accessing resources. Professional staff provides case management services to those youth referred to the program. Case managers perform assessments, plan and manage the youth’s services and care, conduct/facilitate treatment team meetings, address issues in the community, provide linkage to resources available to each youth, monitor each youth’s progress and areas of concern, in addition to the maintenance of positive behavior. Case managers integrate the standards of practice, develop case management methods and merit measurement in a multidisciplinary approach that includes all members of the treatment team in the promotion of quality of life.This includes our After Care services (CM) provided to youth leaving placement