Featured Services

Covenant Counseling & Consultation Services (CCCS) mission is to provide Christian behavioral counseling and evidence-based therapeutic intervention and counseling services to at-risk youth and families in a holistic approach focusing on the mental, emotional, spiritual and behavioral needs of the entire family system.


Individual & Family Preservation Services
Intensive Outpatient – In-home
Outpatient – In-home
CCCS utilizes the evidenced-based treatment models such as:

• Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Nicotine

• Contingency Management Interventions/Motivational Incentive – Utilizing tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors such as abstinence -
  Alcohol, Stimulants, Opioids, Marijuana, and Nicotine

• The Matrix Model – Stimulants

• Motivational Enhancement Therapy – Alcohol, Marijuana, and Nicotine

• Family Behavior Therapy

• Multisystemic Therapy – Most used to address serious antisocial behavior in children and adolescents who abuse alcohol and other drugs.
  This type of Therapy is found most beneficial in the client’s natural environments (Home, School, and neighborhood settings).
Assessments offered:
• Alcohol and Drug Assessment
• Mental Health Assessment

The assessment reports consist of:
• Referral question(s)
• Referral source
• General Information
• Medical Status
• Employment/Support Status
• Drug/Alcohol Use
• Legal Status
• Family History
• Family/Social Relationships
• Psychiatric Status
• Mental Health Status
• Diagnosis
• Assessment procedures
• Relevant test procedures
• Assessment results
• Interpretation of results
• Summary and recommendations
Family Connection Program utilizes the Homebuilders evidence-based model which is a “high intensity, comprehensive service designed for children and youth at risk of placement in hospitals, residential treatment centers, or other out-of-home placements, as well as for youth returning from out-of-home placements.” Cases referred for Family Connection Program have a high level of family instability as well as high-risk behaviors (SED) exhibited by the child/adolescent that, combine a comprehensive, in-home treatment strategy in an effort to prevent out-of-home placement. All services are developed to be flexible and meet the needs of the child/family.

Family Connection Program combines Family Support services and a Behavioral Specialist focusing. The FSP focuses on support, advocacy, development and facilitation of a Child and Family Team and individualized service plan. The multiple systems in which the FSP provides services to the child/adolescent who exhibits high-risk behaviors include the family system, school, peers, and the community. HOMEBUILDER services are treatment oriented with a team approach to the provision of all services in the home or community. CCCS counselors provide 24/7 on-call support, highly individualized interventions targeting all identified referral behaviors in both an interpersonal and a family-centered approach that can include a range of services from family counseling to assistance with concrete needs.

The primary goal of the Behavioral Specialist is to focus on therapeutic skill building and behavioral planning with both the child/youth and caregiver. The Behavioral Specialist seeks to empower the family to monitor and manage the mental health needs and high-risk behaviors of the youth in order to provide permanency and long-term sustainability for the youth in the natural home environment.

Our services include a bachelor or master level counselor/therapist with caseloads of no more than 10 to twelve children/families per counselor with two face-to-face visits per week. The length of services is based on the needs of the child and family. The counselor with the higher number of cases should have the lower-level of need for the youth and family being treated. In additional to in-home counseling we are have a community based office to provide lay/peer counseling as an outpatient service.
 
Services include a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy through Family Support, Service Plan with measurable goals and clear outcomes (long and short-term) contact with the family within 24 hours of referral; first face-to-face meeting within 48 hours; provision of a wide range of flexible and responsive services tailored to the individual child and family; provision of an appropriate mix of contacts including a minimum of two face-to-face visits per week.
This program utilizes a cognitive/behavioral approach to teach families new skills so they can more effectively manage their lives. Evidenced based short term intensive, home-based case management designed to protect, treat, and support families. Families are linked to the community to access additional services. The vendor will provide services that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, first face-to-face is within 48 hours at times that are convenient to the family and that are culturally, intellectually, economically, socially, spiritually, and gender sensitive to the family. Our services are flexible to allow staff to attend court and or Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTMs).

A minimum of 3 face-to-face family/child contacts per week with includes at least one weekly contact with other systems with a minimum of 45 minutes per contact.
Services include a collaborative process of assessment, planning, crisis prevention/resolution, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes. Services focuses on provision of consistent direct support, skills training, obtaining and coordinating services and resources, and maximizing strengths and recovery outcomes. The vendor will provide services that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, first face-to-face is within 48 hours at times that are convenient to the family and that are culturally, intellectually, economically, socially, spiritually, and gender sensitive to the family. Our services are flexible to allow staff to attend court and or Child and Family Team Meetings (CFTMs). Services are developed to ensure coordination and continuity of care, developing collaborative relationship with all service organizations involved at the same time coach and model appropriate interaction for the parent/caregiver if needed. Caseload ratio not to exceed 1:30

Ratios:
 
• Family Support and Care Coordination – 10 to 12 per caseload – two face-to-face per week

• Intensive In-home Family Services – 1 to five per caseload – three face-to-face

• Mental Health Case Management – 1:30 – minimum of two face-to-face each month with family and two with other involved collaborating partners – at least 15 minutes sessions each.
Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, family-based treatment approach for improving the antisocial behavior of serious juvenile offenders. MST seeks to reduce youth criminal activity and other kinds of negative behavior (for example, drug abuse) in a cost-effective manner by limiting the need for incarceration or other types of out-of-home placement. CCCS utilizes adaptations of MST which have been developed for child abuse and neglect, psychiatric issues, substance abuse, and problem sexual behavior. CCCS provides Anger Management/Conflict treatment which identifies triggers, physical and emotional signs and aims to improve a caregiver's discipline practices, decrease the youth's interaction with deviant peers, improve the youth's school performance, or aim to produce other positive results. The MST approach is guided by nine principles:
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• Finding the Fit—how youth problems relate to youth's environment

• Focusing on Positives and Strengths—build on strengths currently present in youth's lives

• Increasing Responsibility—promote responsible behavior

• Present-Focused, Action-Oriented and Well-Defined—focus on actions that can happen immediately and have clear outcomes that can be measured

• Targeting Sequences—target the interaction between youth and external influences

• Developmentally Appropriate—appropriate to youth's age and developmental needs

• Continuous Effort—families are expected to show effort on a daily or weekly basis

• Evaluation and Accountability—the MST team is responsible for overcoming barriers to success, and intervention effects are monitored continuously

• Generalization—youth's caregivers are equipped to handle all family issues after intervention ends.
Covenant Counseling utilizes evidence based treatment models such as:
  • • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Nicotine

    • Contingency Management Interventions/Motivational Incentive – Utilizing tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors such as abstinence -
      Alcohol, Stimulants, Opioids, Marijuana, and Nicotine

    • The Matrix Model – Stimulants

    • Motivational Enhancement Therapy – Alcohol, Marijuana, and Nicotine

    • Family Behavior Therapy

    • Multisystemic Therapy – Most used to address serious antisocial behavior in children and adolescents who abuse alcohol and other drugs.
      This type Therapy is found most beneficial in the client’s natural environments (Home, School, and neighborhood settings).

Services are provided by a licensed mental health professional or a non-licensed master’s level staff who is supervised by a licensed mental health professional. Services can be provided in the home or office setting and can be delivered on an individual, group, or family basis.

Covenant Counseling provides homemaker services and support services that include various client/family contacts in the home by bachelor level trained paraprofessionals who are supervised by professional staff. Services include “teaching homemaker skills such as: nutritious meal preparation, household management skills, household budgeting, parenting skills, appropriate discipline skills, personal skills such as grooming and maintaining a healthy home, assistance in accessing medical and community assistance, transportation provision as needed or assisting in the use of public transportation.”
Available as needed by the department.
A Bonding Assessment is a type of evaluation that is used to determine the quality and nature of a child’s bond or attachment to a particular person or persons. This might include a biological parent, foster parent, guardian, a potential adoptive parent or a caretaker for example. The Assessment may be used as one piece of information when making decisions about a child’s placement, guardianship, adoption, foster care, termination of parental rights or when making custody decisions. The information obtained from a Bonding Assessment is focused on the needs of the child and ways to foster relationships and improve attachment quality. It is used specifically to assist a parent or adult in learning about their own strengths and weaknesses, and ways to improve their parenting style based upon the needs of their child. It can also be used to develop specialized and focused parenting guidance plans, and therapeutic treatment plans. A Bonding Assessment will include a basic review of the child’s history, and the history of their relationship with the caretaker. This is done so that the circumstances of the child’s attachment style can be understood within a context. Next, a variety of age-appropriate structured and unstructured activities are conducted and observed over several hours. So, the child and the adult will be actively involved in the process. The Assessment includes observations of the adult’s connection and reciprocal interactions with the child as well as the quality and age appropriate nature of their interactions. Parents who are involved in this process often may be on their best behavior, but a thorough understanding of attachment theory suggests that attachment cannot be “faked” or “pretended.” The attachment that a child has is based upon their experiences with an adult over the course of time. This information is important to have when making decisions about a child because the quality of a child’s early attachments is directly related to their ability to develop healthy relationships and to mature in a psychologically Services are provided by a licensed mental health professional or licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor or a non-licensed master’s or bachelor’s level staff who is supervised by as licensed mental health professional. Services will be provided in the home or office setting and will be delivered on an individual, group or family basis. Services provide intervention, support, and referral for children and family members who are impacting or experiencing alcohol and drug issues. The intervention consists of relapse-prevention groups, education groups, social-support groups, individual counseling, and urine and breath testing delivered over a 16-week period. Clients learns about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support from a trained therapist, becomes familiar with self-help programs, and are monitored for drug use by an voluntary aftercare service. The program includes education for family members affected by the addiction. The therapist functions simultaneously as teacher and coach, fostering a positive, encouraging relationship with the patient and using that relationship to reinforce positive behavior change. Services can be provided in-home and in an office setting.

Provided by licensed mental health professional or licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor.

 

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