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  1. 1. Helping Individuals Visualize Excellence
  2. 2. Mission Statement • The Mission of elping ndividuals isualize xcellence ( ) is to provide highly effective and accessible Behavioral Health Services, restoring hope and improving the quality of life for At-Risk youth ages 11-17, their families and our communities. •
  3. 3. Theoretical Model of the Group is a short-term program lasting between 3 to 5 weekly sessions, typically lasting about three months. Sessions are conducted in a community setting to the whole family and are provided by trained and supervised interventionists. The program strives to improve family communication by promoting positive family interactions. It assists family members in adopting positive solutions to family problems by recognizing that they can be related to factors involving school, peers, healthy decision-making skills. A major goal of is to utilize the family's strengths to help build positive interactions within the family as well as within the community. The services we provide include family therapy, case management and educational advocacy. • ( access 10/22/2013
  4. 4. Theoretical Model- Family Systems Theory • A person who is abusing substances influences a number of systems. These systems also interact with each other. (CHART) • The theory focuses attention on the family because the interactions in the family are among the most powerful forces in a person’s life and are most easily available for observation and intervention The family context therefore provides a unique resource for creating change. • The Therapist role is to empower the family and help everyone to behave responsibly and helpfully. • McCollum, E.E., and Trepper, T.S. Family Solutions for Substance Abuse: Clinical and Counseling Approaches. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2001.
  5. 5. FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY State Nation World Laws, Funding, Politics • Substance Abuse Individual Immediate Family Parents Siblings Local Community Polices Courts Treatment Health Care Businesses Extended Family Systems of Daily Life School , Work, Friends, Neighborhood, Church Grandparents, Aunts, Uncle, Cousins, Other
  6. 6. Functional Therapy System • Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a prevention/intervention program for youth who have demonstrated a range of maladaptive, acting out behaviors and related syndromes. Intervention services consist primarily of direct contact with family members, in person and telephone; however, services may be coupled with supportive system services such as remedial education, job training and placement and school placement. Some youth are also assigned trackers who advocate for these youth for a period of at least three months after release.
  7. 7. Family Roles Activity Think of a bad experience from your life that still affects you now. Imagine that some part of you ran away because of the pain of that experience. Identify what part of you ran away: strength, joy, confidence, peacefulness, power, pride, courage, trust in others, self-esteem, etc. ( • Part I Process Questions: • Draw, color, or paint a picture of how that part of you looks or feels when it is in its full and healthy state. • How did you feel • Part II • Write a letter to that part of you, asking it to return. Make your own letter or use the following sample: • "Dear ____, I know you left because of ____. It is now safe for you to return because ____. I promise to make sure it stays safe by _____. I miss you and I need you in my life because _____. Please return so I can be whole. Love, ____" If desired, write a response letter from the missing part recapturing those old feelings? •How does it feel to give yourself permission to feel those feelings again? • How does it feel to get rid of those negative feelings?
  8. 8. Co-Dependency Behavior Activity “Letting go doesn't mean bout someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”Deborah Reber • Write down five goals you have for the future. • Once done label how many of these goals are for yourself and how many are related to your family member. • Process Questions: – Was there a discrepancy between the number of goals you had for yourself and the ones you had for your family member? – Why do you have less/more goals for yourself or for the family member? – What can you do to help each other accomplish their own goals? Objective: –Learn to focus on our own goals/future and help each other along the way.
  9. 9. Children of Alcoholics Activity Serenity God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Make two lists: • "The things I can change" • "The things I can't change." • On side, list the “Things you can and can't change in your life. • On another sheet of paper, draw how your life would look after you successfully changed the things on your list, "The things I can change." • ( Process Questions: • Which side did you find the easiest to come up with a list? • Are you willing to make whatever adjustments to your list of “The things I can change?” • How will these changes affect my future?
  10. 10. Evidence-Based Intervention • In a Utah study, FFT families showed significant improvement compared to no treatment and alternative treatment groups in rates of re-offense (26% versus 47%-73%), juvenile court records of siblings of targeted youth (20% versus 40%63%), and recidivism among serious delinquent youth (60% versus 89%-93). • In an Ohio study, FFT families showed significant improvement compared to usual services in recidivism after 28 months (11% versus 67%) and after 60 months (9% versus 41%). • In a Swedish study with a 2-year follow-up, FFT families showed improvement compared to a usual-treatment group in recidivism (41% versus 82%) and in youth and parent reports of externalizing and internalizing symptoms. • In a Washington State study, FFT families who worked with a competent therapist showed significant improvement in 18-month recidivism (44% versus 50%-54%) compared to families in control groups or working with not competent therapists. • A meta-analysis of effect size for eight evaluations of FFT (Aos et al., 2011) reported an adjusted mean effect size of 32.
  11. 11. Evidence Based Intervention • A study of New Jersey youth with behavior problems showed improvement from FFT relative to others receiving individual therapy or mentoring in –life domain functioning related to family, school, and vocation; –child behavioral/emotional needs (impulsivity, depression, anxiety, anger control, substance abuse), and –child risk behaviors (suicide risk, self-mutilation, danger to others, sexual aggression, running away, delinquency, fire setting).
  12. 12. Program Treatment Referrals OPTIONS Counseling 9 W. Broadway Paterson, NJ 07505 973-345-1883 DAYTOP 80 W Main St Mendham, NJ 07945 973- 543-5656 Carrier Care 252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 800-933-3579 New Pathways Counseling 20 Powers Dr Paramus, NJ 07652 201-262-1382 • Giant Step Program H 61 Monroe Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 201-792-8290 • North Hudson Community Corp 5301 Broadway West New York 201-866-9320 • Mt. Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare 2201 Bergenline Avenue Union City, NJ 07087 201-558-3700 • Palisades Counseling Center 7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047 201-854-5000 High Focus Centers 70 Eisenhower Dr. Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 291-0055 Christ Hospital Adolescent Treatment (CHAT) 179 Palisade Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 795-8375 Inter County Council on Drug/Alcohol Abuse 480 Kearny Avenue Kearny 07032 (201) 998-7422
  13. 13. Child Protection Services • The Division of Children and Family Services (DCF) DCF Office of Adolescent Services PO Box 717 Trenton, NJ 08625-0717 609-888-7100 • Child Protective and Permanency Hudson Central LO- #470 438 Summit Avenue, 4th Floor Jersey City, NJ 07306 201-795-0423 800-982-7397 Fax: 201-217-7010 Passaic North LO - #472 100 Hamilton Plaza, 11th Floor Paterson, NJ 07505 973-523-6090 800-847-1743 Fax: 973-977-6026/6027 Manager - Maria Rios • ( access 10/22/2013
  14. 14. References • ( access 10/22/2013 • ( • accessed on 11/23/2013 • ( access 10/22/2013