Programs and Services
Behavioral Health Outpatient Program - Individual, Family, and Play Therapy
Our CARF Accredited Counseling program provides services to youth, their family members and/or significant others who have, or who are at risk of, psychiatric disabilities and/or disorders,
harmful involvement with alcohol or other drugs, and/or those who are experiencing other behavioral health needs. Through a team approach, the goal of
the BHOP and its services is to improve the quality of life and functional ability of the person served within a framework of cultural competence and relevance.
All BHOP services are provided by licensed and/or credentialed personnel who maintain high levels of professional competency within the established and accepted
standards of practice in the field. Referral services are available for individuals whose needs are beyond the scope of services provided by NFS.
Counseling services are provided at no cost clients who qualify.
Counseling services are provided in Alfalfa, Major, Woods Counties by appointment.
Host Home & Foster Care
Northwest Family Services partners with Circle of Care to recruit, train, certify and provide ongoing support to families who are interested in becoming a Foster Family. Once certified our families provide temporary or emergency care of youth (birth-18) who are not able to live with their biological families due to an exceptional incident or traumatic event.
Northwest Family Services facilitates a monthly support group for all Host/Kinship/Foster/Adoptive families in the area.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers” is an in-home family support program designed to provide new parents with the guidance they need before and after the birth of their baby.
Educators and Parents Working Together to Provide the BEST for Alfalfa, Grant, Major, and Woods County Babies and Children under the age of five.
Positive Turning Points First Time Offender Program
12 hour curriculum-based program for adolescents, preteens, and their parents. Referrals are received for this program from the
Juvenile Services Unit, District Attorney's Office, school or family members. Curriculum covers:
Program Philosophy and Adolescent Development
Values and cultural awareness
Parenting Through Separation and Divorce
Court mandated 3-hour program for divorcing parents. This program focuses on understanding and meeting the child's needs
throughout this difficult transition, including emotional stages, appropriate responses, pain games, communication, problem solving, and future resources.
Within My Reach
15 hour group based curriculum designed to help individuals recognize and build healthy, happy relationships.
The program helps participants identify the four essential safety factors of a healthy relationship, recognize signs of an unhealthy relationship,
and enhance communication skills.
Community Resources Program
Our CRC works closely with school counselors and community members to identify youth ages 13-18 years old who
are runaway, homeless or in at-risk/unhealthy family situations. The CRC works directly with these youth to help them develop coping skills
and to provide them with the resources needed to plan and make decisions for the direction of their future. We do this through the provisions
of resource information, one-on-one planning sessions and group classes.