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Help for Parents

Behavioral Health Intervention Services for Young Adults

Mental health services for young adults that provide independent living skills that improve the individual's ability to manage his/her mental health symptoms in order to be able to live and participate in the community. In addition to these, Adult Remedial Services may also include relationship, communication, and employment-related skills.

Direct Family Interventions

DFI provides in-home services to families in Rock Island and Mercer Counties in Illinois that have communication or relationship problems. A Bethany case manager works with the family over a six to nine month period, teaching skills necessary to properly parent and/or supervise children. A family does not have to be involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or the court system to receive Direct Family Intervention Services. Community or self-referrals are accepted.

Intact Family Services

Intensive, comprehensive family services to intact Illinois families in Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry Counties in Illinois. Families are involved with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services due to the risk of or allegations of child abuse or neglect.

Supervised Visitation

The Supervised Visitation Program assists separated or divorced parents with child visitation when one of the parents is not allowed to be alone with the child(ren). Supervised Visitation offers the services of a professional, neutral party who provides a safe environment for the child to visit with their non-custodial parent.

Help for Youth

Behavioral Health Intervention Services for Children

Community-based services designed to improve a child’s level of functioning as it relates to mental illness. The primary goal is to assist his or her family to lean age-appropriate skills to manage the child’s behavior and regain or retain self-control. Areas addressed by Behavioral Health Intervention Services include, but are not limited to, social skills development, anger management, relationship issues, communication skills, behavior management, depression, and problem solving skills.

Give Kids A Smile

A program designed to provide preventative and restorative care to underserved children who do not have access to oral health care. A team of Quad-City dentists provide free, comprehensive dental care that includes examinations, cleanings, sealants, restorations, extractions, orthodontics, and oral surgeries.

Independent Living Program

This is a living arrangement that provides a safe opportunity for a designated youth who is capable of maintaining him/herself in his/her own apartment to prepare for emancipation from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The hallmark of an Independent Living Program is the creation of stable and sustainable circumstances. To be eligible for the Independent Living Program, a youth must be 19 years of age or older, have been stable in placement for one year prior to referral, have graduated from high school or have  a GED, have basic skills necessary for self-sufficiency, demonstrated capacity to save money (some savings preferred), and be ready, willing, and able to engage in discharge planning.

Phoenix Day Treatment School

The Phoenix Day Treatment School is a special education school with a social work component that is operated in conjunction with Black Hawk Area Special Education District (BHASED), a special education consortium that includes 13 individual school districts in the Illinois Quad City area. Treatment within the Phoenix Program is based upon each student’s individualized educational plan (IEP). Special education services, case management services, and interventions are offered to area youth who are at risk of disrupting from their homes of origin and being placed in a residential setting.

Therapeutic Recreation Program

The Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP), employs Aggression Replacement Therapy and addresses constructive use of leisure time, which is a vital component of the healthy psyche and an important component of the social environment of a youth. Constructive use of leisure time helps alleviate stress and facilitates the development of social relationships and interests. Positive and constructive use of leisure time is a learned behavior that impacts self-esteem and psychological development. This service addresses these needs for a myriad of youth (ages 8-17) from the community.

Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth

Provides comprehensive services that address the most pressing needs homeless youth have: a safe, stable home, income adequate to meeting their most basic needs, and assistance and direction in overcoming the problems that interfere with their ability to live independently. The program encourages self-sufficiency by giving young people opportunities to exercise leadership and responsibility, build skills, and get involved in their communities. Services are available to male and female youth ages 14 to 21 that are homeless or living in a shelter. Youth must attend school or be employed.

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