Multiple Family Group P.A.C.C.T.
A multifamily group, Parents And Children Changing Together, provides parents and children with tools for improving communication, behavior management and school issues.
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
- Individual Family Treatment
After the family has completed PACCT they are assigned a therapist and begin the Individual Family Sessions (IFS- 10 sessions with 4 additional practice or trauma sessions- an Exposure to Violence and Loss module), if assessed as needed. The IFS are a more in-depth application of the PACCT group & GREAT prevention principles; in more detail relating to the individual family’s issues.
- Exposure to Violence Intervention
- The primary goal of the violence intervention sessions is to help families feel comfortable speaking about their emotional responses to activating events. The module introduces to the family that violence is prevalent in our society and we have all had some exposure to violence in one way or another. However, this 4 session module will provide them with tools to help them better deal with the exposure that they have experienced in their individual family.
- Families will begin to recognize the emotional levels in which they respond to activating events and how they relate to the violence they have been exposed to in the past. Two new terms “Spout” and “Drain” are introduced after a review of the impact of an emotion from session four of the family intervention. By recognizing the individual coping styles of each family member, the family can begin to support and nurture each individual during their reaction to trauma.
- Family sessions focus on the strengths and abilities of the family to support the growth and remediation of the children’s (especially the identified patient’s) growth and development.
- Medication Management
- Case Management
- School Consultation