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  • The primary goal of Family-Based Mental Health Services (FBMH) is to enable parents to care for their children with mental illness or emotional disturbance at home and to reduce the need for child and adolescent out-of-home placements.

  • ​ Your therapy team will work to strengthen and maintain your family by means of therapeutic intervention, improvement of coping skills, teaching family members to care for the child or adolescent, and serving as an advocate for the child or adolescent. Family-Based provides access to mental health treatment services for family members who may be unable or unwilling to participate in traditional outpatient programs. Finally, Family-Based provides a transition to agencies and practitioners in the community who will provide services and support for the family and child or adolescent.

  • Our Family Based Mental Health Program also encompasses a structural systems-change initiative called Family Stabilization Services.  This initiative is to target the highest risk families/youth across all systems of Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Children and Youth, and Juvenile Justice in Clearfield and Jefferson Counties. 

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