In an earlier blog article here on the Teaching Family Services Blog we answered the question, what is the Teaching-Family Model? In this post we will follow-up on our previous article by answered the question, where is the Teaching-Family Model applied? The Teaching-Family Model is used a variety of environments. In fact, the Model is so flexible it can be applied almost any place where treatment is required.
Group home programs offer community or campus-based residential treatment for children, adolescents, or dependent adults. Treatment based on the Model is carried out by a well-trained treatment team. The team, a married couple (Teaching-Parents/Family-Teachers) and at least one Associate live in a family-style environment and use precise intervention strategies to create daily opportunities for the teaching, learning, and generalization of a wide variety of skills in natural settings.
Treatment Foster Care
Foster Care programs serve children, adolescents, and dependent adults in need of supportive, treatment-oriented family environments. Programs are characterized by their commitment to marshal the resources, expertise, and support necessary to maintain each individual’s placement and to assure continuing gains. Treatment Parents are supported in a variety of ways including in-service training, support groups, respite care, and 24-hour consultation.
Home Based Treatment
Home-Based programs offer intensive short-term interventions for children and families within the context of their home, school, and community environments. Home-based treatment is family-centered, builds on existing family strengths, and develops a collegial partnership with parents. It is characterized by the belief that children and families belong together and by a strong commitment to preserving, maintaining, and reunifying the family unit. Family Specialists sensitively and respectfully use the program components to improve family functioning, to meet family’s treatment goals, and to maintain positive changes over time.
School Based Programs
School based programs offer interventions and support for children through training and model elements delivery to the teachers in the school system. School based treatment is centered on delivery of services utilizing model technologies that teachers can delivery in the classroom. Teachers use program components to improve a child’s interactions, to meet treatment goals, and maintain positive changes over time.
Institutional Mental Health Programs
Institutional mental health programs offer interventions and support for children through training and model elements delivery through psychology counsels and instructors. Institutional treatment is centered on delivery of services utilizing Teaching-Family Model technologies that psychology professionals can deliver immediately. Institutions use program components to improve a child’s interactions, to meet treatment goals and maintain positive changes over time.
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