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  • Center for Children, Charles County

    Agency: Center for Children

    OVERVIEW: Provides mental health counseling, child trauma and family specialties other support programs, and substance abuse counseling.

    1) MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Provides Wraparound Care Coordination for Youth,  individual, family, and group counseling, including sex offenders. Psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, and medication monitoring offered through the Child Trauma program.

    2) DIVORCE/CO-PARENTING EDUCATION: An educational program offering parents the opportunity to increase their understanding of the impact of divorce on children. Men's, women's, and children's support groups are offered, as well as court-ordered supervised visitations and parenting skills development.

    3) HEALTHY FAMILIES: An in-home outreach program designed to assist first-time mothers learning about the developmental needs of their children. Services include parenting skills, development and education, counseling, advocacy and case management.

    4) ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Training for businesses, tutoring for youth, and community outreach.

    5) CASA PROGRAM: See separate listing.

    6) SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Provides counseling for teens.

    7) FAMILY NAVIGATOR: Provides family support, education, advocacy, coaching, information and referral, and follow-up services to link families and community resources. Focus of assistance is toward accessing services for children with special needs. Available to review Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and to accompany a family to key community agency meetings. This service is for families with intensive needs including: income crisis, caring for children (0-21 years) with mental illness, behavior problems, or physical, developmental, and learning disabilities.

    Agency: Center for Children

    Languages Available: Mandarin, Romanian, Spanish

    Payment Description: Depends on program.

    Intake and Eligibility: Open to persons in need, ages 3 to adult.

    Areas Served:
    • Charles County
    • Calvert County
    • Saint Marys County

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