Mary Makes It

Recently, I had a striking reminder of why I do this work. It is easy to get bogged down in the daily dilemmas that come with the complicated family systems our kids are living. Here is an example of how situations can work out very well as reflected in this story. Mary, (not her real... Read More

A Homeless Outreach Win

While conducting outreach at a local shelter, a Homeless Outreach Team staff met a single adult male in his 30's. After conducting a basic assessment they discovered he was homeless because he had been laid off from his job that he had been working for seven years. He did not have family capable of supporting... Read More

IOP Graduate Spotlight

One Intensive Outpatient (IOP) graduate had accumulated 1174 days of inpatient treatment prior to entering the IOP program. She was referred to IOP as part of her discharge plan following an extended hospitalization. She was living in a supervised setting, was not employed or doing volunteer work, and not attending school. Personal set-backs, interpersonal conflicts,... Read More

Child and Family Teen Skills Group

This past Spring, Child & Family completed its first 16 week Teen Skills Group which was based on Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based practice for adults and Alec Miller’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents, a promising practice. This group taught skills to teens and a significant adult support person in their... Read More

PACT Team Plays Hoopfest

During the summer, PACT was able to form a Hoopfest team made up primarily of clients who had decided on their own that this was something they wanted to try. Previously these individuals slept most of the day, did not leave their apartments very often, and were often socially isolated by choice. The PACT team’s... Read More