Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home uses the evidence-based Teaching-Family Model, serving youth in a family-style environment. Services include counseling and psychiatric services, medical and dental treatment, an aftercare program, an independent living learning lab, spiritual development and a group home setting in a non-institutional environment.
Leading the Way in Indiana with the Teaching-Family Model
Counseling & Psychiatric Services
Each resident is assigned a therapist who provides clinical services such as individual, group and/or family counseling. They work with the child, family, placing agency and other staff on the treatment team to facilitate positive change and smooth transition for the child. Specialized treatment groups are developed based on the needs of the current youth in placement.
The Home understands that the care continues once the youths are discharged. Each resident is offered a specialized aftercare program that extends past the discharge date.
Spiritual Development & Community Service Outreach
The Home believes that spiritual growth and development is valuable for each person. Youth are given the opportunity to attend worship services at Gress Memorial Chapel, located on the Home’s campus.
The Teaching-Family Model has been recognized as an evidence-based model of care by the American Psychological Association. The Teaching-Family Model programs are effective because they assist youth and their families in remediation of problems and provide a comfortable and pleasant family-style environment for learning critical social and academic skills.
This program focuses on independent living skills development and includes teaching and guidance with money management, employment, time management, post-secondary education and career prep, positive socialization with peers and adults, and safe decision making.
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