A crisis intervention program allows the children to begin the survival process. Children are placed in care of One Way Children's Home for many needs. Upon request, a child is scheduled for counseling. This begins the process toward healing. If it is needed, we also offer psychiatric evaluations and are able to dispense prescribed medications. An independent Licensed Social Worker meets with the child in our administrative building.
The placing agency receives an evaluation of the youth's progress monthly. Problems that arise during their placement are discussed and the agency receives the information so that appropriate responses can be worked into their placement goals.
The Job and Family Services and the Juvenile Courts place children at One Way Farm Children's Home for shelter and to secure for them any needed medical and counseling attention. Upon request, a child is scheduled for counseling. If it is needed, we also offer psychiatric evaluations and are able to dispense prescribed medications. Weekly time is scheduled for the child and, if necessary, additional sessions are arranged. An Independent Licensed Social Worker (I.L.S.W.) meets with the child in our administrative building. We also have a board certified psychiatrist that meets with children on a weekly basis.
Children in placement at One Way Farm Children's Home are offered counseling that is targeted to address varying issues related to the child's stage of placement.
At the beginning of placement, counseling focuses on providing support and encouraging the expression of grief and anger over the separation from family. It also attempts to facilitate adjustment to the group home by examining conflicts with peers and staff. The staff is trained in accordance with state regulations. We have stay-awake staff twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week.
After several weeks, the focus shifts. The child continues to address issues related to adjustment in both the group home and the school setting. She/he also begins to examine problems that led to the placement.
In addition, the child begins exploring alternative behaviors for resolving conflict, in theory as well as in practice, in the group family setting and through counseling.
If reunification with the child's family is imminent, child and family begin a service plan to ease the transition and to prepare for problems and conflicts that may arise after the child returns home.
Counseling and Psychiatric Services
The child's record reflect all ongoing documentation.
The staff is trained in documentation along with the I.L.S.W. to ensure the care plan is in order.
Daily progress of the children is documented.
During the scheduled sessions, assessments are made and noted, then entered into the child's file to become part of their record.