In Washington, D.C., Pathways offers services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Family Preservation Services of Washington, D.C., Inc.
FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES OF WASHINGTON, DC, INC.
Family Preservation Services of Washington, D.C., Inc. (FPS) specializes in nonresidential community-based services and has been providing behavioral healthcare services in the Washington, D.C. area since 2004. Since this time, FPS has been dedicated to offering innovative and effective community services to assist in the support and preservation of families in the D.C. area. Our mission is to engage, collaborate with, and support adults, families, and children and youth in achieving optimal functioning in their community by maximizing recovery, resiliency and hope. We achieve this through our Home and Office Based Outpatient Services and Intensive In-Home Services.
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment is a specialty service that involves a multi-disciplinary team approach offered in the adults’ natural setting. ACT services are provided to individuals aged 18 and older with serious and persistent mental illness who also have one or more of the following: a pattern of frequent hospital admissions and/or homelessness, history of a long term hospitalization (s), a co-occurring disorder, involvement with the criminal justice system or who have not been successfully engaged in services and/or have not benefited from traditional mental health services.
COMMUNITY BASED INTERVENTION (CBI)
Community Based Intervention is offered in the child’s natural setting and is provided to children and youth aged 6 to 21 years and their families. Children/youth referred to CBI usually are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues that have not been addressed via traditional therapy, medication, or lower levels of care. CBI is a time limited intensive mental health intervention and wrap-around service and is intended to prevent the utilization of an out-of-home therapeutic resource by the consumer. Services include counseling, skill building, case management, and referral to community based sources of support.
TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENCE PROCESS (TIP)
The Transition to Independence Process system prepares youth and young adults with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) for their movement into adult roles through an individualized process, engaging them in their own futures planning process, as well as providing developmentally-appropriate services and supports. The TIP model involves youth and young adults (ages 14-29), their families, and other informal key players in a process that facilitates their movement towards greater self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals. Young people are encouraged to explore their interests and futures as related to each of the transition domains: employment and career, education, living situation, personal effectiveness/well being, and community-life functioning.