FAMILY TRAUMA/VIOLENCE OVERVIEW AND PHILOSOPHY


Oakland Family Services offers treatment and support to individuals or families who have experienced family violence, emotional and sexual abuse, rape and other traumatic incidents or patterns.

Individuals who suffer from current or post childhood trauma learn to express their feelings, to increase their ability to cope, decrease powerlessness, and gain support from others who have experienced similar incidents.

Offering specialized outpatient treatment and psycho-educational services to children and adults who are at risk or are victims of physical/sexual abuse, Family Trauma/Violence services include individual and family treatment for persons exposed to family trauma.

Psychiatric evaluations, clinical services and medication reviews are available at four locations in Oakland County, provided by masters-level social workers and counselors, masters-level and Ph.D. psychologists, and board-certified, state licensed psychiatrists.

The program serves anyone who meets criteria indicating high risk (e.g., family history of or current threat of violence, history of or current substance abuse, history of significant loss, memory lapses, frozen feelings, isolation, eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, sexual performance issues) or is a victim of family trauma.

Families admitted to the program are screened for peripheral issues and referred to the appropriate program within the Oakland Family Services network or to the other appropriate providers.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?


For more information about specific programs or services offered by Oakland Family Services, please call a customer service representative at the location nearest you.