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The Parenting Hub

About Us
 
The Parenting Hub is Standard of Care Psychological Services’ most recent program designed to support families in re-establishing and maintaining healthy bonds. Following the original agency vision, The Parenting Hub will continue to set the standard higher by providing individualized and competent care, interactive advocacy, and through the use of evidenced –based strategies, real change will happen here.

This Program is ideally designed for:

Families at risk of placement disruption

Pre-adoptive parents

Foster to adopt families

Family preservation cases (PUP, Homestead, Early Intervention)

Adoptive parents

Non-traditional families (grandparents as parents, LGBT parenting,
teen parents, single fathers, and others)

Court-ordered families

Parents/Caregivers with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders

Families with children of incarcerated parents

What we do

The Parenting Hub is a warm, confidential, and friendly place where children may visit with their parents for extended periods of time, multiple days per week. This program, modeled after other successful visitation programs across the nation (i.e. Syracuse, NY) has been designed to meet the needs of children and families going through a scary period in their lives. There are several visitation rooms with observation ability if needed and a kitchen area which simulates a safe a secure home environment.

What makes The Parenting Hub unique is that in addition to supervised visits, it provides assessments, evaluations, parent education and training, parent support groups, coaching, and therapy in order to re-establish and maintain healthy bonds. While every effort is made to reunify children and their birth families, The Parenting Hub assists with and supports all options of permanency.

At The Parenting Hub, ‘setting the standard higher’ is shown through individualized treatment and meeting the family just where they are. We are skilled at working with families with various challenges and we believe that in most situations, parents are the expert on their child, but may just need consistent and respectful guidance and support. We also believe that children thrive when their fathers are actively involved in their lives, and our mission is to increase paternal involvement.

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How we do it

Through initial assessment and evaluation, individualized goals are made with each participant. The program will occur in various phases totaling 12-18 weeks of intervention on average depending on the acuity level of the family’s current functioning and prognosis.

Assessment outcomes will determine the length and frequency of visits with final stages of the program to occur in the home environment.

Evidenced-Based Treatments that will be used:

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multiparent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

The Nurturing Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years. The programs have been adapted for special populations, including Hmong families, Military families, Hispanic families, African-American families, Teen Parents, Foster and Adoptive Families, Families in Alcohol Treatment and Recovery, Parents with Special Learning Needs, and Families with Children with Health Challenges.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an Office of Juvenile Justice blueprint model method of therapeutic intervention that has proven successful in responding to juvenile offenders and their family. FFT will be used when a child is in the custody of DJJ (not detained). This is a home-based approach serving adjudicated adolescents, ages 11-16, and their families, or families who are at risk of their children being placed in foster care because of abuse and/or neglect.

Domains of Focus and Assessment:

• Nurturance
• Basic Care
• Understanding Developmental Milestones
• Understanding Emotions (affective education)
• Developmental Stimulation (“play with a purpose”)
• Safety and Protection
• Limit Setting
• Maintenance Skills



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Atlanta, GA 30331
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