The outpatient program delivers individual, family and group therapy, which is a comprehensive response to address the mental health and well-being of families in Arizona.
The program is a complement to the agency’s current residential treatment programming and is guided by the following overarching principles: 1) Universal gender-specific, evidence-based screening and assessment, 2) Treatment based on research-derived risk factors, 3) Comprehensive treatment matched to individual needs, and 4) High-quality, evidence-based treatment interventions.
The program is designed based on an outpatient model for girls and women focusing on services for clients transitioning out of our residential treatment programs; substance abuse program for girls; and an outpatient counseling program for parents whose children temporarily removed from their homes by child welfare. Treatment services include gender-specific assessment, intervention (featuring a variety of evidence-based approaches), reassessment and discharge planning with all involved parties. These services will effectively improve mental health functioning, and reduce client risk and recidivism. The program also supports clients in overcoming the impact of life’s risk factors by equipping them with skills to make positive choices, attain a sense of self-worth, increase self-reliance and achieve long-term success in life.