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Addiction Treatment and Support Services at the Caring Together Program

Substance use disorders have complex causes and consequences. They are usually coupled with various family, health and legal issues as well, making it a multifaceted situation with lots of interconnected parts. However, with Caring Together’s multidisciplinary approach, we're able to untangle the complex world and set women and their children and families on a clear path toward a successful recovery.

In addition to the different treatment stages, we provide patients with various support groups that address specific issues.

Rebuilding Families: Program Designed to Facilitate Reunification and Prevention

The goal of our program is to support both mothers and families through the recovery process and beyond, and prevent further complications.

More Than an Outpatient Program

Our peer support specialists:

  • Facilitate initial and sustained engagement
  • Offer ongoing regular contact
  • Model behaviors and success

Our staff:

  • Provide and review non-clinical needs assessments
  • Coordinate participants’ involvement with other programs that provide needed resources, e.g., housing, food, diapers, toiletries, etc.

We provide health care access through:

  • A federally qualified health center, FPCN, for primary and dental care, which is co-located with Caring Together
  • The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, which offers infectious disease/HIV assessment and treatment

Groups Available

Caring Together participants can join therapy groups for:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Health/wellness
  • Substance use education
  • Parenting
  • Anger management
  • Grief and loss groups
  • Recovery process groups
  • Double Trouble, a group focused on living with a psychiatric and substance use disorder
  • Trauma-focused groups
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Thinking for a Change, a support group

Individualized Services

One-on-one, individual counseling is available for:

  • Addiction therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • DHS evaluations
  • Family therapy
  • Child assessment and referral
  • Parenting education
  • Case management (community and on-site)
  • Peer specialist services (community and-onsite)
  • Housing/food assistance
  • Legal advocacy

Parenting Group

Caring Together holds weekly therapeutic/psychoeducational parenting groups based on the All Behavior Is Purposeful model developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

This model suggests that our behavior is our best attempt to meet our needs, and our total behavior consists of four components:

  • Acting
  • Thinking
  • Feeling
  • Physiology

The Caring Together program helps parents assess and reorganize their behaviors to make sure their needs are properly met.

Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages is a parent-inclusive developmental assessment tool that our child development staff uses to assess the children receiving services through Caring Together's Learning Center.

This tool identifies strengths and potential developmental deficits in the children in our program. It also guides the child development staff in the individual and group curriculum that they provide to the children while their mothers are in treatment. We provide age-appropriate activities and parenting tips for the mothers in the program who are receiving individual and group parent education and therapy.

HIV Services

Caring Together has an onsite HIV counselor/educator available once a week to do HIV testing, counseling, education and referral, both individually and in group settings.

Trauma Recovery

For women who've suffered from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, Caring Together offers a TREM (Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model) group.

Community Connections, a not-for-profit mental health agency, developed the theory-based group intervention program. At Caring Together, this group is run by three staff members who have been trained and certified in TREM.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.

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