Residential Care: James Home and Aaron's House provide a safe, nurturing environment for youth, ages 6-21 years. Each home has a capacity for eight boys and girls who attend public school or is enrolled full time in college or technical school. Living in a family-type setting allows the children to develop healthy relationships, and to work on personal responsibility, good school and work habits as well as spiritual development.
Supervised Visitation: Any child in foster care in Cleveland County that is court ordered to have a thrid party present for visitation can be referred for this program. Transporation is provided for the children to come to the visit with their parents. At each visit the social worker has a "teaching moment" with the parents to address the issues that caused out-of-home placement.
Social Services to Families: The social worker helps each family develop a plan for reunification and to access the needed services. The worker also assists residents in separation and loss issues and developing life skills.
Adoptions: Independent assessments and assessments for family adoptions are prepared for completion of court required documents in the adoption process.
Parenting Classes: A ten-week course that teaches basic parenting skills and demonstrates how one was parented as a child influences their own parenting styles. The classes include topics about family structure, famiy types, use of discipline, baby proofing the home, stress management and other relevant topics.
Therapeutic Services: Providing therapy for individuals, families and couples with an emphasis on those who have experienced traumatic events.
Co-Parenting Classes: A five-week course to teach problem solving techniques to parents going through a divorce. Making appropriate communication a priority for the benefit of the child and understanding how and why a child grieves over the loss of the family are two of the most important topics.
Stewards of Children Training: A class to teach citizens how to protect children from child sexual abuse. This 2 1/2 hour class that can be held in churches, community centers or businesses. Learn the seven basic steps to protect our children. Call the office to arrange a date and time.