Family life education provides skills and knowledge to enrich individuals and families. Services involve:
- Knowledge about how families work
- Interrelationship of families
- Human development throughout the life cycle
- The impact of time management on daily life
- The importance and value of parent education
Outpatient individual and group counseling services are available for a variety of behavioral health problems experienced by children, adults and families. These services are designed to assist with daily living stress in relationships, divorce, grief and loss, loneliness, anxiety and depression, victimization, parenting, career adjustment, hyperactivity and other mental health concerns.
This initiative offers a variety of basic services to parolees and probationers who are being released from prison. Services include: Didactic group sessions conducted in the prisons Follow up counseling for both individual and family Information and Referral Network
Older Adult program provides specialized care to older adults and their families. Geriatric behavioral heath services are offered in collaboration with a variety of health care practitioners and therapists. Program Features: Diagnostic assessment and treatment plan Outpatient Counseling Psychiatric and psychological consultation Information and Referral
Substance Abuse programs focus on outpatient care for adult alcoholics, drug abusers and their families. Services comprise of:
- Counseling through group and family formats
- Direct support and skill training for individual
- Case Management designed to assist with accessing community resources
- Group Counseling for individual with similar types of problems
offers prevention and early intervention care for children, youth, and adolescent in local schools and communities. Prevention programs are designed to address the following issues:
- Underage drinking and the associated harm
- Long-term physical and mental damages connected with illegal drugs Lack of self-esteem
- Violence in schools Lack of creative learning
Wide-range of support services for individuals, children and adult victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse or assault are provided.
Additional services consist of:
- Outpatient counseling
- Information and
- Referral Psychiatric and psychological consultations
Comprehensive services are presented to perpetrators involved in sexual abuse, incest, domestic violence and Internet crime. Services include:
- Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Plan
- Therapist assist clients in developing a relapse prevention plan
- Psychiatric and psychological consultation
- Monthly reports provided to probation or
Catholic Social Services of Wayne County is a licensed child placement agency providing resources for adoptive families and therefore helping families reach informed decisions in achieving their adoption goals. Support services to adoptive families include:
- Pre-home study and counseling about adoption options
- Post placement supervision for adoptive families
- Counseling for birth parents Adult adoptee and birthparent search services
Foster families provide a temporary placement for abused and often neglected children living in unsafe situations. The safe and caring homes foster families provide warmth, love, attention and security.
Foster Family Care Program offer:
Skilled and caring substitute families for children who cannot live with their birth parents. Children receive intensive case management services; individual or family therapy and comprehensive clinical assessment. Each child is managed by a CSSWC Clinician, who meets frequently with the child and the foster family. Foster Parents are involved in monthly support group meetings, ongoing training, and several social activities throughout the year.
Planned Family Respite Care provides short term care service to children 3-17 years of age diagnosed with a Senior Emotional Disturbance (SED) and referred by their Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health provider. A voluntary, short term placement in a trained and licensed home allows families to receive a break from the day to day demands of parenting a child with special needs.
Literacy programs serve all learners in an environment where academic success and life success walk hand-in-hand. Working directly with parents, schools and the community, CSSWC’s literacy programs seek to assist learners of all ages achieve academic success and reach their highest potential in life through knowledge.
Available programs include:
- Reading Rockets employs Foundations of Analysis Synthesis Translation (F.A.S.T), a research-based literacy intervention system that enhances basic reading skills.
- Expedition Earth uses educational activities to expose and explore human, science and global concerns. Fit for Fun is a physical recreational program which uses recreational sports, martial arts, music activities, drill team, yoga and various dance styles for fitness, fun and leadership development.
- Summer Academic Camp is designed to help students with reading while exposing them to rich cultural experiences with fun-filled educational
- F.R.E.E - Families Read Every Evening advances family literacy and enhances the knowledge and skill levels of students and their families. All program activities, including books, are free to participating families.
Community Workshops include the following:
- Navigating Your Child’s Education, Career Preparation, The Internet, Encounters of a Social Kind, Crisis Intervention (Suicide), Motivation Boosters, Parent and Child Communication, and You and Your Money – 3 Financial Literacy Workshops.
The Teen Empowerment Program, T.E.P, provides counseling and support services to homeless pregnant and parenting teen females 16 to 21 years of age in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck. Services include mental health counseling, early-on assessments and individual parent coaching, parenting workshops and life skills/ family preservation workshops.
The Teen Infant Parenting Services, T.I.P.S, is a transitional living program that provides support services for pregnant and parenting teen mothers 16 to 18 years of age and their children. T.I.P.S.’ immediate objective is to stabilize the residential environment for the teen mothers and their children; T.I.P.S’ programmatic objective is the transfer of residents into independent living situations.
The Orientation provides information for people interested in becoming foster parents. Every second Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm. All sessions are held at 9851 Hamilton Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
We are seeking caring, nurturing adults with room in their homes and their hearts to help a child in need. Become a Foster Parent or Mentor.
For more information, call (313) 883-2296.
The Orientation provides information on becoming an Adoptive Parent. For more information, please call (313) 883-2298. All sessions are held at 9851 Hamilton Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 quarterly from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Volunteer Services Division
Foster Grandparents devote their volunteer service entirely toward disadvantaged or disabled youth. Foster Grandparents help these children in many ways:
- Offering emotional support to child victims of abuse and neglect Tutoring children with low literacy skills
- Mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers Caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities and severe illnesses.
Senior Companion program is a national older adult volunteer program designed for seniors to help other seniors maintain independent living. Seniors serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers. Seniors assist in basic but essential ways:
- Offering companionship and friendship to isolated and frail adults Assisting with simple chores
- Provide transportation
- Add value to their clients' lives
RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability. RSVP volunteers can choose how and where they will serve. Volunteers provide hundreds of community services, such as: Tutoring children in reading and math Work with local law enforcement agencies to resolve issues relating to senior safety Helping get children immunized Modeling parenting skills to teen parents Participating in neighborhood watch programs Help staff with activities and visiting adult daycare nursing home residents Offering relief services to victims of natural disaster Helping community organizations operate more efficiently Ongoing monitors for seniors living alone.