We are pleased to announce that we have just added two new services to our program. In order to serve children with autism spectrum disorders, we now have our Behavioral and Autism Services (BAS) component. This is designed to serve children and their families in the areas of Lynchburg, Danville, Pittsylvania and Charlotte counties. The program is centered around applied behavioral analysis and directed by Cherie Arnn, who is a Certified Applied Behavioral Analyst. We work with children in the homes up to 12 hours a week.
We also have implemented our Mental Health Suppports program beginning January 2, 2012. The target populations for this are:
Youths 18 and older who are working to live on their own.
Parents of at risk youth and foster children who are overwhelmed with parenting responsibilities due to mental illness.
Adults who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and need help to establish an independent lifestyle.
Our mental health services are unique in that the program includes a 22 items needs assessment on each client, our program is based on a medical managment model, each participant receives a wellness kit, and we focus on family stablization through building healthy and healing relationships.