Early Childhood Services
The Counseling Program involves the provision of individual, marital, family and/or group therapy/counseling to address a wide range of mental health concerns.
Master’s level therapists, all of whom have advanced skills and training in family dynamics and systems interventions, provide services within this program, including Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling. Counseling is an invaluable resource to families and individuals in terms of need. An individualized treatment plan identifies the strengths/weaknesses and outlines treatment goals and time frames for completion of services.
To qualify for the sliding fee, a client must live or work in Bartholomew County and meet income requirements.
Family Life Education
The Comprehensive Family Life Education (FLE) program provides research-based educational curriculum in a safe classroom setting. The curriculum is designed to provide families with information and coping strategies when they are experiencing problems with parenting, going through divorce, or with anger issues in the home, school, and workplace. Our trained class facilitators are available to help participants understand and apply what they learn. The FLE program also includes community presentations on topics such as Shaken Baby Syndrome, Stress Management, and child abuse & neglect.
To register for classes or inquire about scheduling a community presentation for your organization, please call 812-372-3745.
Free Community Education Presentations
Family Service offers free community education presentations focused on topics such as Shaken Baby Syndrome, Crying Education and Stress Reduction.
Fee-for Service Presentations/Workshops
Our professional staff is also available, on a fee-for-service basis, to provide educational programs to community groups, business and professionals. These programs can be individually designed and address issues such as parenting, problem-solving, communication, self-esteem and step/blended families.
Social Service Consultation
Working under specific contractual agreements, Social Service Consultation provides consulting services to individuals and organizations. Businesses, churches, schools, and daycare facilities are just a few of the organizations referring to the Social Service Consultation program. Custody evaluations are an important part of this program. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are also available.
Family Service is an invaluable resource to families in times of strain and stress. In these uncertain times, Family Service is faced with unique challenges as an agency. The need for our services is growing, as families struggle with economic and emotional stress brought about by what is going on in the world around us. From marriage and divorce issues, to depression and anxiety, to parenting and personal growth issues, the needs are there and they are ever-growing.
Shaken Baby/Abusive Head Trauma
Caring Parents program speaks to local health and child development classes, baby sitting clubs and other youth groups to educate on Abusive Head Trauma, safe sleep and SIDS.
This presentation on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma can be adapted for a variety of audiences and time slots. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact:
New moms at Columbus Regional Hospital receive evidence-based education called The Period of Purple Crying along with a copy of Caring Parents'ABC: All Babies Cry book and other materials on coping with crying, SIDS, Safe Sleep and depression. The ABC book may also be purchased at Viewpoint Books for new moms who do not deliver at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Child Abuse Prevention (CAP)
The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Program strives to educate all residents of Region 14 (Bartholomew, Jackson, Johnson, Shelby and Jennings Counties) about child abuse and neglect and to promote healthy alternatives and positive parenting practices.
CAP Program provides Kids on the Block, PBS Bully Prevention Program, Community Presentations and Stewards of Children, Play It Safe, programming and CAP Council of Bartholomew County.
"Kids on the Block" program was featured in The Republic newspaper in December, 2011 in an article stressing the importance of talking with children about physical and sexual abuse. (Click here for complete article.)
CAP is a chartered council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana/The Villages, and is an affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America.
Vision: To serve as a catalyst for the prevention of child abuse and neglect by promoting a community culture that values children. Maintaining that education and early intervention with families is key to breaking the abusive cycle, the Council is committed to preventing abuse/neglect before it happens.
2018 CAP Council partners:
White River Broadcasting
Al Furlani/State Farm Insurance
First Financial Bank
United Way Bartholomew County
Aton's Self Storage
Council For Youth Development
Family Service, Inc. is part of The Council for Youth Development (CYD) that is a Bartholomew County network that identifies, coordinates, and aligns community efforts to ensure the development of the whole child.
40 Developmental Assets
Family Service, Inc. is part of the communities initiate and is committed to building assets and strengths in our youth.
The Developmental Assets, designed by Search Institute, is an evidence-based approach that community partners, such as ourselves are integrating throughout Bartholomew County. We believe everyone has an active role to play in supporting positive youth development across Bartholomew County.
If you would like to learn more about Developmental Assets Family Service, Inc. along with many others within the community are trained and can provide the education.