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FIRSTeam

 

 

800 Cummings Center, Suite 266T
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 978 921-1190 ext. 344
Fax: 978 927-3724
Email: mdoyle@hes-inc.org


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FIRSTeam

 

    What is the FIRSTeam?

 

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FAMILY

    The family is defined by YOU. The program is molded to meet the needs of all those invested in a successful reunification.

     

        I

INTENSIVE

    FIRSTeam is an intensive, home-based outreach program that includes weekly individual and family sessions. The team works closely with the family and collateral services for up to six months.

     

        R

REUNIFICATION

    Having the adolescent return home with the family is the primary goal.

     

        S

STABILIZATION

    Getting home is only the first step. FIRSTeam works with the family to identify successful tools to keep the household together.

     

        T

TEAM

    The team not only includes the Clinician and Case Manager, but family, friends, school, probation, and all others working towards a successful reunification.

     

 

    How does the FIRSTeam work?

The FIRSTeam is supported through funding by the Department of Social Services (DSS). All referrals to the FIRSTeam are sent by DSS. Once it is determined the FIRSTeam services meet the needs of the family, the work is broken down into three phases:

 

PHASE I: 30 Days +/-

Assess the family's needs

Develop goals with the family

 

PHASE II: 4 months +/-

    Meet with family and adolescent an average of 3 hours per week
     

    Address concerns/needs of both the family and adolescent
     

 

PHASE III: 30 Days +/-

    Begin termination between reunified family and FIRSTeam
     

    Assist DSS and family in locating resources within the community and/or extended family

     

    Who is the FIRSTeam?

F A M I L Y

    Family members make up a crucial part of the FIRSTeam. Each member of the household works to identify family strengths, individual needs, and household goals.

     

CLINICIAN

     The Clinician encourages families to meet their goals through a theraputic process.

     

C A S E
MANAGER

    The Case Manager develops a mentoring relationship with the adolescent in order to advocate on his or her behalf.

     

COLLATERALS

    Ongoing communication with collaterals (i.e.: individual therapists, teachers, probation officers, etc.) supports family success.

 

     
    The FIRSTeam supports the core practice values of the Department of Social Services (DSS).

     

      • Child Driven

      • Family Centered

      • Community Focused

      • Strengths-Based

      • Committed to Diversity/Cultural Competency

      • Committed to Continuous Learning

 

    800 Cummings Center, Suite 266T
    Beverly, MA 01915
    Phone: 978-921-1190 ext. 344
    Fax: 978-927-3724
    Email: mdoyle@hes-inc.org

 


 

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