The Supervised Visitation Program functions to monitor contact between a noncustodial parent and child, siblings, or a noncustodial biological family member and child. The Supervised Visitation Worker monitors the visitation to ensure safe contact at the visitation location. The Supervised Visitation Worker monitors interactions and encourages safe and stable relationships between the child and visiting biological family member.
The Guided Visitation Program functions to monitor and direct visitations between a noncustodial parent and child, siblings, or a noncustodial biological family member and child. The Guided Visitation Worker monitors the visitation to ensure safe contact at the visitation location. The Guided Visitation Worker directs the visitation based on the Parenting Plan developed at the initial visit. The Guided Visitation Worker links the parent to appropriate community resources, offers instruction on Ansell Casey Life Skills Parenting Plan of Nutrition, Nurturing, Safety and Well Being, Child Growth and Development, Health, Medical, Child Care, Safe Care Following Birth, and Expectant Father.
An initial assessment is conducted to determine the nature of problem behaviors and functional impairments impeding academic progress. This assessment is reviewed and approved by a licensed clinician and determines treatment plan interventions.
The Individualized Service Plan (ISP) is developed with input from the student, parents, teacher and involved school personnel. Interventions and strategies are created to integrate classroom learning with improved social and behavioral skills.
CS staff are trained in the highly acclaimed Why Try Program which has successfully motivated youth in over 5,000 educational settings. This evidence-based approach reduces truancy improves academic performance leading to increased graduation rate.
Parent participation is a key component of our program. Services include:
- Weekly family contact and progress report
- Home visits
- Multi-family support group
- Parenting skills training
- Leisure and social events
Individual, family and group counseling services are provided in accordance with the ISP. All interventions are based on the principles of reality therapy helping the student to learn that there are natural and logical consequences for their behavior.
The ACLSA is the premier tool used to teach independent living skills to high-risk youth ages 14 and up. Included are domains to improve social skills, develop long term career and educational plans and IL skills to carry with them into adulthood.
As a partner with the home school, CS is committed to providing school personnel with continuing in-service training in relevant areas including:
- Managing problem behavior in the classroom
- The impact of mental illness upon students and family members
- Community resources
- Cultural diversity and sensitivity
- Anger management
- Wellness in the work environment
CS works closely with school personnel to identify student and family needs and link families to appropriate community resources. Resources may include:
- Substance abuse programs
- Educational assistance
- Housing assistance
- Mental health providers
- Leisure resources