The Qualified Residential Treatment Program at Pathway Family Services

When a child needs a little more support than what is found in a foster home, a non-family home may be utilized. Time in a non-family home will be temporary, focused on the child’s specific needs, and help prepare them to return to a family home. Qualified Residential Treatment Programs fulfill this need for a … Read moreThe Qualified Residential Treatment Program at Pathway Family Services

Independent Living Program: Helping Foster Kids Stabilize and Enter Adulthood

Options for Independent Living Programs in Kansas Pathway Family Services, Inc. does more than provide foster care and placements in our community. We also have a program called TRAIL that stands for Teens Reaching Adult Living and services seventeen-year-olds. As professionals in caregiving, we have found that seventeen-year-olds are in an awkward legal and social position when they … Read moreIndependent Living Program: Helping Foster Kids Stabilize and Enter Adulthood

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs – A Path to Independent Living

Youth who have been receiving psychiatric treatment through much of their childhood benefit from assistance transitioning into adulthood. Programs called psychiatric or psychosocial rehabilitation can help. Participation in a psychiatric rehabilitation program places the client at the center. These programs are designed to help clients reduce their dependence on intensive psychiatric treatment and to thrive … Read morePsychiatric Rehabilitation Programs – A Path to Independent Living

Study Shows Online CBT Is More Effective Than Face to Face

If you’re a foster parent with a child receiving cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, you’ll be interested in a recent study comparing the effectiveness of online CBT and face to face approaches. This new research confirms that electronic CBT may be more effective. Background on Electronic CBT Study: Researchers at McMaster University conducted a systematic … Read moreStudy Shows Online CBT Is More Effective Than Face to Face

Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sound Too Simple?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sounds so simple that you may wonder if it will really help your foster child. One of CBT’s greatest strengths may also seem like a weakness for people who were expecting psychological treatments to sound more complicated. In reality, CBT is highly effective for foster children and teens experiencing PTSD, depression, … Read moreDoes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sound Too Simple?

Outpatient Services to Help You on an Individual and Family Level

If you want to strengthen family and community relations, it sometimes becomes necessary to seek professional help. Whether you have a child or a family member with mental health issues or substance abuse issues, it can help them (or the family as a whole) to see a therapist. And it also helps if that therapist … Read moreOutpatient Services to Help You on an Individual and Family Level

Safe Haven Shelter: Creating Physical, Mental and Emotional Stability for Children

Most people are familiar with the concept of a domestic violence shelter for women and children, but they may not know that there are also shelters available specifically for children. There are many situations in which a child might require to be placed in a shelter. For example, what if the child loses both their … Read moreSafe Haven Shelter: Creating Physical, Mental and Emotional Stability for Children