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Creating Peaceful Families

The JFCS program, Creating Peaceful Families, is an innovative prevention/early intervention school and community-based program. In collaboration with several schools and organizations around Maricopa County, Creating Peaceful Families utilizes nationally recognized curricula such as that created by Student Assistance Training International, Character Counts!, Project Alert and Second Step to improve coping skills, strengthen support systems and community connections, and improve the community's ability to identify and address critical issues. Areas addressed include bullying, substance abuse prevention, anger management and conflict resolution, character education, and other topics upon request.

Services are provided to students, parents, and personnel in local schools/community programs and include:

Psycho-Educational Support Groups:

45 minute, eight-week groups comprised of 6-8 at-risk students per group that follow an age-appropriate curriculum. These support groups are often the key difference in helping children to realize academic success, have positive peer relationships, improve coping and resiliency skills, and increase self-esteem.

Classroom Presentations:

45 minute, in-class presentations to students in schools and community programs that focus on bullying, character, peer-relationships, and other topics as requested.

Staff Development Training and Parent Workshops:

These are topic-specific parent education workshops and school staff in-service training that educates parents/guardians and school personnel so that they may more effectively identify and address critical issues affecting children. Training teachers and parents how to utilize effective, positive parenting skills, and identify and respond to challenging issues reinforces a child's chance of success, and reduces risk factors.

Family Support Services:

Through the facilitation of presentations, groups, and workshops, students and families in need of additional services are identified, and are provided with needs assessments and linkages to community resources. This intervention is often a troubled family's first connection to community services and prevents the escalation of family crises.

How to Get Services With Integrated Health for Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder Treatment

JFCS has Block Grant Funding specifically allocated to provide services to children that are in need of substance use disorder treatment or mental health treatment that is not otherwise covered by T19/T21 funding. Clients can be served by these funds while awaiting a determination of TXIX/XXI. You must meet certain requirements to be eligible for Block Grant funding, please call for more information 602-256-0528

Cómo obtener servicios de Integrated Health para la salud mental o el tratamiento de trastornos por uso de sustancias

JFCS tiene Financiación de la Beca Block específicamente asignado para proporcionar servicios a niños que necesitan tratamiento para el trastorno por consumo de sustancias o tratamiento de salud mental que no está cubierto de otra manera por la financiación T19/T21. Los clientes pueden ser atendidos por estos fondos mientras esperan una determinación de TXIX/XXI. Usted debe cumplir con ciertos requisitos para ser elegible para el financiamiento de la Beca Block, por favor llame para más información 602-256-0528

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