Family Focus Inc is dedicated to assisting families in crisis through the variety of programs that we offer. Read below for an introduction to what we do.
Home-Based Therapy, Case-Worker & Parent Aide Services
Family Focus Inc. provides home-based therapy as well as case-worker and parent aide services for families in crisis.
The home-based family preservation services is provided to families referred by the Indiana Department of Child Services or juvenile probation.
Our Family Focus Crisis program serves Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke, and Pulaski Counties in Indiana.
Counseling & Assessment
Counseling: Office-Based Individual Therapy
Structured, goal-oriented therapy for families affected by physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect.
Assessment: Parenting & Family Functioning
This assessment is conducted in order to establish current family functioning for the purpose of providing service recommendations.
Substance Use Disorder Assessment
This service standard applies to families and children involved with the Department of Child Services and/or Probation.
Family Focus staff will assist, coordinate, and facilitate visitations with the focus of helping parents, children and siblings develop healthy relationships that will then promote bonding, communication and nurturing interaction. Visit Facilitation will also promote the opportunity for parents, children and siblings to re-establish relationships while allowing parents to learn and demonstrate alternative parenting concepts in a safe, positive, and structured environment.
Father Engagement Services
Children need their fathers, and fathers need their children.
Our father engagement programs focus on strengthening father’s relationships with their children.
Bringing Back the Dads
This 12 week curriculum focuses on engaging nonresident fathers whose children are involved in the child welfare system. The goal of this program is to strengthen fathers relationships with their children as well as with the child welfare system and the courts.
Nurturing Fathers Program
The Nurturing Fathers curriculum is a 12 week program that was created to cultivate and support the attitudes and skills for male nurturance, hoping to benefit men, women and children in family relationships. This curriculum will be used on an individual basis or in a group format.
Parent Education Services
Effective Discipline for Children ages 2 – 12
The 1-2-3 Magic program offers parents, pediatricians, mental health professionals, grandparents, teachers and even babysitters a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12 year olds, whether they are average kids or special needs children.
The Nurturing Program for Parents and Children
The Nurturing Program for Parents and Children curriculum teaches parents about: expectations of child development ages and stages, parenting strengths, nurturing parenting, improving child self worth, praise, empathy and nurturing self, child abuse, understanding stress, recognizing and understanding feelings, problem solving, understanding and expressing anger, our bodies, sex and AIDS, positive self talk, and hopes and fears.
Positive Parenting – 1 & 2
The Positive Parenting parts one and two curriculum teaches parents about what is discipline and punishment, understanding child development ages and stages, logical and natural consequences, listening to your children, dealing and coping with adult and child anger, praise, respect, teaching responsibility, peer pressure, sibling relations, and understanding challenging behaviors.
Positive Parenting for Teens
Positive Parenting for Teens helps you meet the challenges of raising teens. Our parent and family education offerings build family strengths including better family communication and decision making, stronger parent-teen relationships, child development, responsibility, managing conflict, discipline, and more confident parenting.