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Family Center Community Programs
About Our Program:
In addition to its clinical services, the Family Center also offers several community-based services, including:
Case Management Services: Provided for children and families who are victimized through abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and/or community violence.
Home-Based Therapy: Offers an in-home resource for children and their families ages 3 - 18 who have emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. This community-based treatment is designed to stabilize children while strengthening and preserving families.
School-Based Mental Health: Serves elementary school children and their families within four Baltimore City Elementary Schools. Both long- and short-term treatment services are available to address emotional and behavioral difficulties. Attention problems/impulsivity, classroom disruption, lying, stealing, aggression, attachment, developmental delays, depression and behavior management strategies are among the clinical issues addressed in treatment.
In response to the needs of the children and families we serve -- and with foundation support, grant funding and private insurance reimbursement -- Family Center staff have created unique clinics and service delivery models. Victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and emotional and physical neglect benefit from quality clinical interventions that incorporate community and family contexts. Caregivers, as well as children and youth, come to understand their past traumatic experiences and how these experiences shape their ability to relate to others. Caregivers learn how to modify their own behaviors, change the behaviors of the children and youth they care for and become effective advocates for themselves in personal relationships as well as in relationships within their communities.