Keeping Families Together

We are keeping families together and reuniting disrupted families through the intensive in-home service Families Centered Treatment (FCT). This program is intended to result in long term sustainability for families. We not only have the opportunity to directly affect the outcomes for current families, but also for generations to come as children see a positive shift in their family system and carry that into their future families. 
What makes Family Centered Treatment Different? 

Transparency – we know that, at times, we will have to say the tough things to families. We commit to them that we will always be honest and direct with our feedback. It is important for families to trust their clinician and to know where they stand with their clinician. In order to build meaningful trust, we will inform families of any information that we expect to share with stakeholders. *With the exception of high risk behaviors that fall within mandated reporting requirements 

Feedback is a two-way street with families and with social workers. We commit to giving and receiving feedback as a way for each of us to grow. We will request feedback from families and social workers on a consistent basis. 

Families are the experts on their own family. 

Family-Centered services versus Individual services which empowers families and supports in family system change. 

Value Change Phase requires families to determine if they truly value the changes they have made versus temporary compliance. This is a critical phase in treatment and unique to FCT.

Power of Giving is a process which positions families into a Giving role and out of the Receiving role as a method for discovery of their inherent worth and dignity.  
Family Centered Recovery
Due to the increase in the number of parents presenting with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), we are now offering Family Centered Recovery (FCR) which will incorporate Substance Use treatment in the home along with FCT. Our FCR clinician is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who is teamed up with a Certified Peer Support Specialist to offer wrap around support for the entire family as they recover from addiction and evolve into functional family systems.

Implementation Team
Program design will only be as effective as the success of its implementation. To ensure proper implementation of FCT/FCR, SPARC clinicians and leadership meet with Department of Social Services (DSS) leadership monthly. This process allows DSS to steer the program as needed to fit the needs of families being served. Through collaboration, leadership from both agencies address needs of the population being served, ensure protocols are efficient and effective, prioritize referrals.  

On a monthly basis, we meet in order to: 
Review data 
Discuss Referrals 
Provide training on FCT/FCR 
Receive training on DSS 
Celebrate successes and address challenges.