Family Support Services

Family Support Services

A certified trained professional with similar life experiences will guide families through its unique challenges parenting children with a behavioral health diagnosis.

  • Understanding mental/behavioral health disorders, their unique challenges, the causes, how to manage and overcome them.
    • Behavior management skills
  • Problem solving – Create family goals and a plan to reach them.
    • Identifying the problem
    • Creating positive family goals
    • Designing a plan to meet those goals
  • Advocating and empowerment 
    • Teaching families how to effectively communicate their needs
    • Understanding your rights as a family within your children’s life
    • Making educated decisions about needs, rights.
  • Life skill building – Life skills for both the family and the child can include but are not limited to:
    • Budgeting
    • Time management
    • Work and study skills
    • Self-care
    • Social development
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • Finding community resources
    • Transitioning into adulthood and
    • Preparing for college
  • Developing a support system 
    • Strengthening personal relationships with family and friends
    • Researching and connecting to community services.
    • Creating new networks of stability and support that can include
      • Individual/family counseling
      • Medical care
      • Developmental disability services
      • Community centers
      • Childcare
  • Resiliency – Developing the ability to manage life’s challenges through skill and strength building such as:
    • Stress management
    • Work/life balance
    • Healthy coping skills
    • Conflict resolution
    • Self-confidence
  • Relationships
    • Communication skills
    • Parenting skills
    • Role-model collaborative relationship behaviors and skills
    • Understanding and managing difficult behaviors
  • Strength Building – Identify and increase individual and family strengths, abilities and confidence to support the child.
  • Preparation for event such as
    • IEP, 504 or other school related meetings
    • Doctor visits and
    • Finding new services
    • Understanding the process and
    • Advocating for your child
  • Connect to resources and services
    • Research, understand and locate beneficial services for the family and the child.
  • Health and wellness activities – Child and family centered activities with focus areas such as:
    • Outdoor activities
    • Arts and crafts
    • Nutrition
    • Connecting to hobbies and
    • Exploring interests

Who qualifies for these services?

Families with children up to 18 years of age and their parents/caregivers who live with a child who has a behavioral health diagnosis.  Families must have medicaid.

Insurances Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Private Pay

More about Family Support Services

A Certified Family Support Partner, (CFSP) is a trained professional that has personal experience raising a child with a mental health concern. They also have training and experience with mental health concerns and substance use disorders co-occurring together. The CFSP collaborates with other agencies and entities that serve the child and his/her family to improve the quality of life and opportunities of recovery for the child in the home, school and community.  A CFSP supports the child and family in developing and succeeding in their own recovery plan. A CFSP supports the family in their health and wellness by role-modeling healthy behaviors and skills, maximizing strengths and support systems, developing empowering advocacy skills, understanding mental illnesses, understanding rights and resources and how to access them, and developing resiliency.

Schedule an appointment

208-939-3865
quincy@anbwellnesscenter.org