Nurturing Parenting Programs
All of the Parenting Groups are psycho-educational in nature and typically meet one time per week. Length of groups varies depending on group content. Content is designed to provide members with relevant educational information that will assist them in providing for the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of their children. Additionally, the sessions provide information related to childhood development, behavior management techniques, morals and values, communication skills, safety concerns, and building our children’s self esteem and concept. Parents are given some homework assignments and are encouraged to participate in group activities and discussions. Group instructors evaluate parents based on their understanding of material presented in group, participation, and attendance. Pre and Post tests (AAPI) are given at the beginning and end of the program and this can give evidence of progress related to the risks regarding certain parenting practices that are known to be associated with abuse and neglect of children.
Below are parenting groups offered by Resolutions Health Alliance in the Gainesville, Starke, Lake City, Maclenny, Trenton, and Live Oak areas.
Parenting with Patience (Anger Management & Parenting)
This course will consist of 16 weekly sessions, with each session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Parents who attend this class will be given credit for both a parenting class and an anger management class. Class attendance and participation is mandatory in order to receive a certificate of completion. A cognitive-behavioral approach will be used to identify activating events and the implications for certain belief systems. An experiential component will be used to assist in identifying and practicing new skills. The objective of the course is to identify the thoughts and feelings that promote the dysfunctional behavior, and then provide specific techniques to prevent the inappropriate behavior and/or expression of emotions. At times, focus will be on the participant’s upbringing in order to identify the catalyst behind current interpersonal behavior. The goal of this course is to improve the quality of life for the participants, partners, and their children, through the appropriate expression of emotions.
This course will consist of 14 weekly sessions, with each session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. During the instruction of parents/caregivers, there are multiple interventions utilized. As with all of the program’s parenting courses, sessions do not just consist of lectures, the use of therapeutic/support is offered as well. A cognitive-behavioral approach is used to reframe belief systems concerning parenting. Also used are experiential scenarios to explore/practice decision-making, and clarify values/beliefs about parenting is also an important component of this course. Topics include: Parental expectations with respect to development, discipline and rewards, communication with your child, behavior management, building self-esteem, morals and values, and safety concerns. Group instructors evaluate parents based on their understanding of material presented in group, group participation, completion of homework assignments, group attendance, the Nurturing Parenting pre and post test scores.
Birth to 5 Parenting
This course will consist of 14 weekly sessions, with each session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This parenting course is intended for parents/caregivers who have children under the age of 5. Group content is designed to provide members relevant educational information that will assist them in providing for the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of their children. Also provided is information related to early childhood development, behavior management techniques, morals and values, communication skills, child proofing and safety concerns, toilet training, and building our children’s self esteem and concept. Parents are given homework assignments and are encouraged to participate in group activities and discussions. Group instructors evaluate parents based on their understanding of material presented in group, group participation, completion of homework assignments, group attendance, the Nurturing Parenting pre and post test scores.
Moving On (Parenting and Domestic Violence)
This course encounter will consist of 12 weekly sessions, with each session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This course is intended for parents who have been involved in a relationship that involved domestic violence. Individuals that remain in active abusive settings are not appropriate for this encounter. This parenting course is to assist parents in regaining boundaries, regaining self-worth, regaining authority within the home, mending the relationship between parent and child, examining parental accountability, and developing ways to prevent the pattern of family violence from reoccurring. Aspects of the parent’s childhood will be explored to examine if certain areas of upbringing play a role in their current parenting styles and family situations.
Parenting and Substance Abuse
This course will consist of 12 weekly sessions, with each session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This course is intended for parents who were experiencing problems with substance abuse issues. This course is to assist parents in learning about the impact substance abuse has on children, stress management, communication, and problem solving. This class also encourages the importance of support systems.
Women's Aggression Group
Sometimes, there are no legal charges, but women are referred due to issues directly or indirectly related to family violence. The specific objectives of the course are to identify thoughts, life styles, and beliefs which contribute to acts of violence and to provide women with specific techniques to promote emotional healing, appropriate communication of feelings, independence, and self respect. The program includes psycho-education regarding the Duluth Model by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project by a State Certified Batterers Intervention Facilitator. The group also addresses dynamics of intimate partner violence and anger management techniques to eliminate aggressive reactive, behaviors. The goal of the program is to empower participants to rebuild self-esteem, nurture themselves and their children, and develop strategies to prevent participants from further involvement in the legal system and abusive intimate partner relationships.
Substance treatment components include the completion of a state authorized Substance Abuse Assessment, Individual, Group and Family Counseling, Case Management Services, and Substance Screenings. Duration of Substance Abuse Treatment is contingent upon individual needs, but averages approximately twelve (12) sessions with each individual being assessed for progress or lack thereof one time every third session to determine the appropriate course of action to promote success. The duration of Substance Abuse intervention services is also individualized but averages six (6) sessions and encompasses a psychoeducation format.
Substance abuse services are based on a sliding scale contingent upon an individual's income. Please call for fees.
Batterers Intervention Program
The Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) is for males only. RHA adheres to all best practices guidelines established by the Florida Department of Children and Families and previously mandated by Florida Statutes.
All BIP participants are required to complete an Assessment, which is considered to be the first session of the program. All BIP participants must then complete Orientation, which is considered to be the second session of the program. For the remaining twenty-four weeks of the program, participants are required to attend weekly group sessions or classes facilitated by State Certified BIP Facilitators or those who have completed all related training and observation.
BIP classes focus on the evaluation of personal belief systems as they impact interpersonal relationships, dynamics of relationships based on power and control, and learning healthy methods of communication. This program is designed to address and reduce the risk of reoccurring family violence. Monthly progress or attendance reports will also be provided to referring agency. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.
A sliding scale fee is available based upon income for services.
- Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
- Clinical Diagnostic Assessments: Assessment for risk factors of domestic violence exposure, human trafficking, child abuse, suicide, and juvenile substance abuse
- Crisis Intervention Services
- Collaborative Interventions with Primary Care Physicians and Community Agencies
- Intensive Parenting Training
- School Based Counseling Services
- Behavior Analytic Services
- Play Therapy
- Therapeutic Reunification
- Assessment and Treatment Planning
- Anger Management
- Substance Abuse Services and Dual Diagnosis
- Domestic Violence:
- Domestic Violence Assessments, Batterers Intervention Program, Women's Aggression Group, and Individualized Counseling
- Specialized Parenting Classes:
- Traditional Nurturing Parenting, Moving on after Domestic Violence Parenting, Parenting with Patience and Substance Abuse Parenting
- Parent-Child Observation
- Parenting Assessment
- Therapeutic Visitation
- Psychiatric Evaluation, Services, and Medication Management
- Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Counseling
- Day Treatment and Psycho-social Rehab (Adult Chronic Mental Health Day Services)
Case Management and Educational Services Offered:
- Parenting Skills
- Housekeeping Skills
- Home Organizational Skills
- Budgeting Skills
- Assistance Locating Employment
- Life Management Skills
- Assistance Locating Housing
- Identification of Support Systems
- Assistance Locating Services for Special Needs Children
- Collateral Contacts
In-home Clinical Services
The following clinical services are offered by RHA in the home of the referred individuals.
- Individual Counseling
- Family counseling
- Addressing effects of Substance use and affiliation on the family
- Marital/Couples Counseling
- Intensive Parenting (bonding & specialized areas of need)
- Behavior Modification
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Assertiveness Training
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolutions/Problem Solving
- Consultation with Schools
- Additional Treatment Referrals