Family Preservation Therapy
Family Preservation Therapy provides in-home counseling to children and their families who are currently receiving services through Wood County Human Services, such as youth justice or family services. The therapists work within the Family Services division, in coordination with social workers, to provide support to families in need. A therapist assists families with skill development and management of mental health, substance use, maltreatment, trauma, and/or behavioral needs. The primary focus of the intervention is to preserve the placement of children and youth in their homes or aid in reunification efforts by partnering with families to achieve their identified goals.
Therapists are generally master-level workers who are pursuing their 3,000 hours of supervision in order to earn their full counseling license. Formal supervision is conducted via Wood County Human Services Department by a licensed professional.