Family preservation services are intensive, in-home, short-term, family-focused services designed to assist families in crisis by improving parenting and family functioning while keeping children safe, and in their homes. Family preservation services grew out of the recognition that children need a safe and stable living environment. These services build upon the idea that many children can be safely protected and treated within their own homes when caregivers are provided with services and support that empower them to change their family dynamic.
Life Skills Parenting
Life Skills Parenting services are put in place to help ensure that parents are able to meet all of their case plan requirements as part of keeping families together. Life skills parenting workers focus on parenting style, discipline, bonding with children, and can help families put in place effective boundaries. Life skills parenting workers can also assist with financial management, finding prosocial activities in the community, communication, consistency in parenting styles, co-parenting, and help parent learn to take some of the emotion out of parenting difficult children.
Life Skills Mentoring
Life Skills Mentoring services are designed to help support adolescents and young adults in decision making, life goals, and planning for the future. It can include things such as job hunting, learning about bank accounts, finishing education, obtaining medical insurance, state ID cards etc. Life skills mentors work with youth to help them stay away from negative peers, learn positive community interactions.
Domestic Violence Group
Four Feathers offers a domestic violence group for women who are in an abusive relationship, getting out of an abusive relationship, or have been in abusive relationships in the past. This group helps women discover why they choose these relationships, what they can do to avoid them in the future, and teaches them how to recognize the warning flags of their partners or potential partners. During this 16 week group, women will have their own journals and will learn about different types of abuse as well as some profiles of abusers. We have a victims advocate with the police department come in and talk about some laws and what they can do to get help. A representative of Damsels in Defense who will present some self-defense tools. We will also offer a self-defense class during group to help the women build confidence and empower them. This is an educational and therapeutic group facilitated by a licensed therapist.
Four Feathers offers Neurofeedback or Neuro-biofeedback to assist in your mental health journey. Neuro-biofeedback is self-regulation training of brain function. The therapist observes the brain’s electrical activity, electroencephalogram (EEG) from moment to moment while the client is observing their EEG on a user friendly interface and receives a reward for invoking change to more efficient brain patterns. Neuro-biofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation including the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders and emotional disturbances.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, family-focused, in-home treatment program for at-risk youth age 12 to 17 years old who engage in delinquent behavior. MST is a scientifically proven intervention aimed at reducing instances of out-of-home placement for juveniles. MST therapists engage and empower parents/caregivers to safely and effectively address concerning behaviors within the youth’s family, peer, school, and community systems. MST Therapists meet with family members several times per week for approximately 3-5 months. MST therapists work directly with caregivers (instead of youth) to increase empowerment through support and skill building so caregivers can develop, implement, and sustain powerful interventions that promote behavioral change.