As family and home life play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of youth and their ability to be successful upon release, Wolverine Human Services is proud to offer family therapy and counseling services by a Master’s Level Therapist.
Evidence Based Competent
In 2012, Wolverine Human Services began observing an increase in youth mental health problems. To address this issue, administrators sought out evidenced-based practices and chose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) given its potential to be implemented with fidelity by all staff regardless of education level. CBT aims to teach client skills to recognize and influence interactions between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All WHS staff are Level 1 Competent or above in CBT after partnering with The Beck Institute.
In alignment with our dedication to family involvement in youth rehabilitation, therapy, and counseling, Wolverine Human Services offers free transportation to any of our residential facilities for the families of our clients.
Transition out of a residential facility can be difficult both for clients and families. In order to ensure success even after a client leaves one of our residential facilities, a Permanency Specialist/Family Worker is assigned to each youth’s family to provide in-home services and post placement support.
Continuum of Care
Often, residential care, juvenile justice, and foster care overlap. As youth find themselves transitioning between these situations, they experienced disjunction and overwhelming changes during a sensitive period. Although it is important to find placements on a timely basis- it is essential that a full evidence-based continuum of care meeting federal guidelines is offered in order to meet the individual needs of children and families.
The Alumni Opportunity is a program that gives graduating/former clients of Wolverine Human Services access to community resources provided by WHS, partnership agencies, and organizations. We hope that the Alumni Opportunity program will continue to help our graduated children to become victors.