For Parents & Families
We offer therapy and counseling for children, youth and families that can take a variety of forms. Below are some examples.
Individual and Family Counseling and Therapies
Turning Point offers supportive individual counseling for children and youth, as well as family therapy, counseling, and support that takes place in the comfortable setting of your home. Our experienced therapists specialize in helping youth and families work through substance abuse issues, mental health issues, behavior concerns, family conflict, and many other issues that affect youth and their relationships with family members and others.
This program provides mentoring for youth from elementary through high school who are in need of guidance and positive role models. Our mentors participate with youth in recreational and leisure activities, help them with life and social skills development, provide transportation and connections to community activities, help with homework, and offer guidance with school and job applications and interviews.
Turning Point’s Connections Program offers a range of services to students and families that may or may not already be involved with programs from Turning Point. The goals of the Connections Program are to:
- Increase overall school success
- Decrease suspensions and expulsions
- Increase attendance
- Provide substance abuse education, with the goal of prevention
For students not involved with Turning Point, referrals to the Connections Program can be made by anyone interested in the student’s success, such as a parent or teacher. The services provided by Connections are free to students and their families and are designed to strengthen students’ abilities to achieve and maintain success.
The services include provided by Connections include:
- Bilingual crisis intervention, which provides
- 24-hour crisis intervention
- 24-hour hotline, assessments and referrals
- Life skills education
- Substance abuse education and intervention
- Alternatives to school suspensions and expulsions.
- Special individualized case management for the students and families that need more intensive services and services that are ongoing.
- Addiction education and prevention in the schools to educate students about the negative aspects of marijuana use in adolescents.
- Addictions counseling and therapy when necessary.
- Mentoring for elementary, middle, and high school students who need positive role models. This program focuses on
- Pro-social recreational and leisure activities
- Life skills development
- Social skills development
- Connections to community services
- Tutoring and help with homework
- Assistance with education and employment applications and interviews
Students placed in Turning Point’s Residential and Day Treatment Programs receive the following services
Services begin once students are placed and continue for up to six months after they are discharged:
- Extensive treatment and transition program to help students change behaviors that initially placed them at risk.
- Support for students for six months after they are discharged from Turning Point’s Residential and Day Treatment Programs and return to public school and the community. This includes support for families as they adjust to the student being back in the home.
- Career exploration and work experience through internships and job shadowing.
- Assistance with finding a career path that will motivate students to not only earn a diploma or GED, but also continue with post-secondary education goals.