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Youth Services: Other Program Expertise

Other Program Expertise

Community Solutions, Inc. (CSI) has numerous years’ experience providing additional models and services to the child welfare and juvenile justice populations:

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is an effective, family-focused, evidence-based approach to the elimination of substance abuse risk factors in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old. BSFT adopts a structural family system framework to improve a youth’s behavior problems by improving family interactions that are directly relate to the child or youth’s symptoms.

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Homebuilders is a nationally recognized, evidence-based program designed to strengthen families, keep children safe and prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement or safely reunify children with their family following a removal from home.

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Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC, now known as Treatment Foster Care-Oregon TFCO) is a cost-effective alternative to regular foster care, group or residential treatment, hospitalization and incarceration for youth who have problems with chronic disruptive behavior. It is based on the Social Learning Theory model that describes the mechanisms by which individuals learn to behave in social contexts and the daily interactions that influence both pro-social and antisocial patterns of behavior.

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Parenting With Love and Limits

Parenting With Love and Limits (PLL) is an evidence-based program which combines a parent education and group therapy program with individual "coaching" (family therapy) sessions to both stabilize and address trauma within the family system. PLL is designed for families with youth between 10 and 18 with extreme emotional and/or behavioral problems. PLL successfully serves Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health populations.

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Positive Parenting Program

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

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Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program that incorporates the cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills. The program begins by teaching offenders an introspective process for examining their ways of thinking and their feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. T4C is comprised of 25 lessons and is delivered in a group format.

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Treatment Foster Care

Treatment Foster Care (TFC) is for transitional age youth, 14 to 20, aging out of the system, needing independent living skills in order to be a successful young adult, who are delinquent and/or dependent at the time of enrollment.

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Prevention Programs

Trauma-informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Learn more about Trauma Informed Care.