Pathways to Permanency
The Pathways to Permanency Program strives to strengthen and support families in providing foster and adoptive children with a nurturing and stable home environment. The program offers services that include caregiver support, psycho-education, and consultation. These services are provided by clinicians with extensive experience working with childhood trauma and foster care and adoption related issues.
Consultative services may be used to assist families with:
- Guidance in determining if and/or how to adopt or to be a foster parent
- Deciding whether a specific child placement is a good match for your family
- Identifying and obtaining needed services for you and your child
Consultation to foster care and adoption social workers/ agencies is also available.
Caregiver services may be used to assist families with:
- Parenting a child with a history of trauma
- Enhancing bonding and attachment between caregivers and their chilldren.
- Managing relationships with birth families and services providers
- Preparing siblings for the arrival of a new foster or adoptive child
and/or addressing challenges that may arise between siblings
In addition, The Trauma Center offers a range of clinical services for foster and adoptive children including:
- Trauma-specific individual therapy
- Trauma evaluations
- Family therapy
- PCIT (Parent- Child Interaction Therapy)
PCIT is a proven parent training intervention that teaches caregivers (foster parents, adoptive parents, etc) specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child. PCIT focuses on improving the caregiver-child relationship and increasing children’s positive behaviors.
For more information about the “Pathways to Permanency”, please contact Rona Sandberg, LICSW at 617-232-1303 ext.223.