Your journey, your recovery.
Recovery looks different for everyone. For some, it might be achieving a lifelong dream. For others, it might be as simple as going to the grocery store without needing any help. Recovery is personal. And every treatment path is unique.
That’s what makes Family Resource Center a special place. We help you set the course that’s right for you. Then we help you take steps at your own pace. Which allows you to heal and grow, becoming the healthiest and most resilient version of yourself.
Adventure Therapy allows children to actively participate in group therapy that includes the use of cooperative games, problem solving initiatives and adventure activities guided by the treatment team. During these activities, kids experience immediate and concrete consequences of their own behavior, which are processed and discussed with their counselors but also with the group, to promote learning and positive change. Combining adventure activities with intentional processing and reflection of their experiences helps children reach their treatment goals.
Any child experiencing problems in daily life and/or in dealing with trauma in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock and Shelby counties is welcome to try adventure therapy. Visit your closest FRC location during Open Access for an assessment and to complete paperwork.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary team approach that builds caring, consistent personal relationships between you and a group of caregivers. As one of the oldest and most researched evidence-based practices in behavioral healthcare, this team approach is shown to reduce hospitalization, increase housing stability and improve the quality of life for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals who would benefit from the ACT team are typically identified by FRC staff.
Case managers are healthcare professionals who work with you to identify issues and barriers keeping you from getting better, and work to find mutually agreed upon solutions to your healthcare goals. We work with individuals and families to understand their illness or injury, create a treatment plan and how to reach the best possible outcome. Anyone who needs additional support, advocacy and connection to community resources will find a case manager valuable. Typically, your treatment provider will identify your need for additional support through case management, and will conduct an interview or assessment for the services you need.
The FRC Community Psychiatric Support Services are healthcare professionals working with individuals and families in understanding their illness or injury, creating a treatment plan, identifying issues and barriers preventing recovery, and aiding in reaching the treatment goals. If you or your family would like additional support in understanding and addressing your healthcare goals, please contact FRC or your current healthcare team.
The Diagnostic Assessment (DA) is a face-to-face discussion and evaluation of your mental health. We’ll discuss the nature, severity and impact of behavior difficulties, functional impairment, your level of distress and your personal strengths and resources. Anyone who seeks services available through FRC will have a diagnostic assessment as the first step toward receiving care. Usually you’ll be referred to FRC by a healthcare worker or the court; or you may call and request a DA if you’re interested in receiving services. The DA is normally conducted during your first appointment during Open Access times at any agency location.
The Grief Recovery Method® is an evidence-based program to help you heal from the pain associated with grief and loss. The program may be done individually or in a group format. Anyone who struggles with grief stemming from death, divorce, estranged relationships, addiction, mental health issues, physical issues or trauma may benefit from the Grief Recovery Method. FRC has certified Grief Recovery Specialists at multiple locations. Ask your counselor or a FRC staff member for a referral to a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Home Coaching brings FRC services directly to you. The Home Coach works as part of a team and partners with community systems to assist families by providing outreach, information, education, referrals, advocacy services and coordinates family support systems. Families in Hancock and Shelby Counties may benefit from these services. Families are identified and connected to services internally through FRC and other community systems such as Family and Children First Council, Children’s Services, Board of DD, Juvenile Court, schools, etc.
A Housing Case Manager works with you and your family to understand illnesses or injuries, and guides you/your family through participating with the clinical team, following a treatment plan and continuing on the path toward the best possible outcomes so that you can remain in permanent supported housing. You must be an open client within our agency and/or live in Hancock County ADAMHS Board owned housing to receive this service.
Individual counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy or treatment) is a process where you work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring and confidential environment. Anyone who wants to improve their daily life can benefit from individual counseling! If you’d like to receive individual counseling, just visit any FRC location during Open Access to complete paperwork and the diagnostic assessment.
Intensive Home-Based treatment aims to help families in their own home. These services help you and your family find insight and treatment for problems related to emotional/behavioral disorders and/or substance use. These services aim to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placements. This service is for youths and families at substantial risk of out-of-home placement because of severe emotional/behavior disorders and/or substance use problems in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock and Shelby counties. Visit any FRC location during Open Access to complete paperwork and the diagnostic assessment.
Brookside Group Home is a five-bed facility licensed by OhioMHAS for a type 1 facility. Brookside is for short term stays (approximately 20 days) with staff available 24/7. While at Brookside, residents work on ADLs, medication adherence and individual service plans established with the case manager and/or therapist. Brookside is specifically for the SPMI population over the age of 18. Referrals will be completed by a member of your treatment team or hospital liaison if coming from a hospital setting. You must also be a Hancock County resident.
Brookside Group Home is owned by Hancock County ADAMHS Board but is staffed and supervised by FRC employees. Clients must have a current health and physical completed by a medical professional and be able to safely use stairs.
MRT is an evidence-based cognitive behavior group designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients. The program is designed to alter how you think and make judgements about what is right and wrong through structured exercises. This service is provided to youths in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Shelby and Hancock counties who are between 14 and 18 years old. To begin this therapy, simply come to any FRC location during Open Access to complete paperwork and the diagnostic assessment.
MRSS stands for Mobile Response and Stabilization Services. This service helps children/youths and their families during an immediate crisis by intervening and ensuring youths and their families are safe. MRSS provides the support and skills necessary for youths and families return to typical functioning. Families experiencing an emotional or behavioral stressor may benefit from MRSS. The Hancock County Crisis Hotline will determine whether MRSS is appropriate in any situation. Any family member or school may contact the hotline at 888.936.7116. Hancock County MRSS is currently available Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
If you’ve experienced a mental health and/or substance use disorder and are actively in recovery, you may be able to offer peer support to other individuals who are in the early stages of their own recovery. If you are a parent or other caregiver of a youth in need of services, you may also provide peer support to parents and families who are learning how to navigate the behavioral healthcare system. The peer support system is available to any that FRC believes may benefit from additional services to increase the likelihood of their success in recovery. Individuals are referred to peer support through their counselor or treatment team.
Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. A psychiatrist is qualified to assess mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. Psychologists are able to identify and treat a variety of concerns, from panic attacks, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing voices. Problems may also include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift, and problems functioning in daily life. Psychiatric services are available for both youths and adults, with referrals typically made by a counselor, physician or other healthcare provider. Each of FRC’s locations provide telemedicine services, and at some offices there may be opportunities for face-to-face psychiatric services. Telemedicine is provided by a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
With TeleMed, you work with a psychiatric nurse practitioner via video conferencing. The psychiatric nurse practitioner is licensed and supervised by a psychiatrist. Research has shown that telemedicine is highly effective and provides greater access to psychiatric services. If you seek psychotropic medication for the management of your health conditions, you must be referred by your treatment team and come to one of FRC’s locations for these appointments.
The Wraparound model is an unconditional commitment to create services on a one-youth-at-a-time basis to support normalized and inclusive options for youths with complex needs and their families. This model is based on individualized, needs-driven planning and services. Youths and adolescents between 5 and 18 with significant impairment of their ability to perform in the family, in school and in the community and are identified as multi-need and high risk, with substantial risk of being removed from their natural home environment, and who have not responded to traditional community services are considered for this service. Families are identified and connected to services internally through FRC and other community systems such as Family and Children First Council, Children Services, Board of DD, Juvenile Court, schools, etc.