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Child & Family Services

We believe that family stability is essential to a healthy and thriving community. If your child or adolescent family member is in need of help, Phoenix Center has several treatment options staffed by our caring and skilled team who are passionate about assisting in recovery and healing to both clients and families. The first step in the process is to determine which services are needed. We do this by completing brief screening and quick assessment of circumstances.

Youth 18 years and younger are evaluated according to the DBHDD system, which utilizes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to identify, evaluate and classify a youth’s type, severity, frequency, duration and recurrence of symptoms. Based on the results of this evaluation, the right treatment options will be determined. Our options include both mental health and substance abuse programs.

The Mental Health Program

This program provides comprehensive assessment, evaluation, and treatment for emotional, behavioral and other mental health problems for children and adolescents ages five to eighteen.

Specific services include:

  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Medication management when appropriate
  • Referrals to other agencies and Phoenix Center Services

We understand that recovery within a family is difficult for everyone involved. We believe that all members need support, encouragement, nurturing, and most of all, education.

Substance Abuse Outpatient Program

This program provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse dependence for adolescents ages twelve to eighteen. Individual, family, and group therapy are available, and a nurse’s assessment and psychiatric evaluation are required. A variety of group treatment approaches provide education, recovery training, and support to assist in efforts towards abstinence and recovery.

The frequency of sessions varies according to each client’s individual needs. We recognize chemical dependency as an illness which affects the entire family, so we encourage involvement of all members in recovery efforts.

We also work closely with juvenile court and probation officers to facilitate resiliency with a twelve-week substance abuse group service.