Epworth Village continues to bring hope and healing to children and families in a variety of ways.
Foster parents and potential foster parents receive initial and ongoing training, 24-7 support from a Foster Care Specialist, and ongoing peer support through Epworth Village Foster Care. Youth in foster care are placed in homes where they can receive unconditional caring and safety.
Families served by our In-Home & Safety Services recieve support from Epworth staff who come into their homes. Several programs include Intensive Family Preservation, Family Support, and Supervised Visitation.
Boys ages 8-19 may be placed in one of our residential cottages, or Child Welfare Group Homes. They may also receive schooling through Epworth Village Learning Center or receive Outpatient Therapy Services.
Boys are referred to our program from a variety of sources. Parents sometimes seek out our program, Health and Human Services caseworkers, foster parents, schools or pastors are just some examples. Each boy that is referred to our program must meet specific diagnostic criteria that are specified within the current Diagnostic and Statistics Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The following are some of the disorders we treat at Epworth Village:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Anxiety/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bi-polar disorder
Epworth Village psychotherapy services are based on the family systems approach. Our masters-level therapists include the whole family in the treatment process. Our focus is on creating change within the entire family system.
We take family involvement seriously. In fact, acceptance for placement depends, in part, upon the willingness of the family to participate in treatment.
Psychotherapy services include, but are not limited to family therapy twice a month, individual therapy once each week, and group therapy daily. A Board Certified Adolescent Psychiatrist is on campus on a weekly basis and oversees the Inter-Disciplinary Team. The Psychiatrist interviews each client at the time of placement and at least once each month thereafter, unless otherwise determined.