Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Mission: Prevent and treat child abuse by strengthening families and neighborhoods
Results: We serve 20,000 people annually through a variety of child abuse prevention programs, crisis intervention services, and treatment programs for families when child abuse has occurred. We also provide
psychotherapy services for adults who were abused as children.
We provide after school and summer programming to approximately 1900 children in 19 public and subsidized housing communities through the
Beverly Jewel Wall Lovelace Children’s Program.
Target demographics: Children and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Children and families
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County
Programs: The beverly jewel wall lovelace children's program (bjwl) promotes children's safety and well-being within the communities. Bjwl supports families taking care of their children through year-round, after-school and summer activities including social, emotional, academic and recreational. Bjwl strengthens community by engaging families and enhancing the skills and knowledge in the community to increase the safety of children. Bjwl is located in 18 public housing communities, serving approximately 2,000 children ages 5 - 17 throughout pittsburgh and allegheny county.
family unification services is designed for children who are at risk of placement outside their homes or who have already been removed from the home, due to abuse or neglect. This program helps families define problems, develop solutions and create child-safe homes.
parenting support groups in an informal setting for parents and other caregivers of young children, school-aged children and teenagers provide an opportunity for group members to give and receive support. In-home visits for parents of young children and expectant parents provide emotional and social support to isolated parents, including teen parents. Provides help with life skills and coaching in parenting skills. The system of care initiative ensures access to a wide range of services for children between the ages of 6 and 18 who have severe emotional disorders and their families. The program includes outreach, parent support, advocacy in school and community settings, and parent empowerment. The parenting warmline offers immediate, confidential telephone support, information and referrals to any non-medical parenting concern. The hill district center for nurturing families provides parent education, support, recreation, goal planning, school-readiness activities and developmental screenings for children ages 4 months to 5 years, advocacy and referral, with an emphasis on families with children ages birth through 5. Family-focused / solution-based services provide crisis intervention, assessment, individual and family therapy, resource coordination/case management and support and education about mental health issues for children, adolescents and adults to help family members cope and improve their relationships.
child abuse treatment programs include outpatient psychotherapy services and the therapeutic parents' and children's center. The outpatient psychotherapy services includes individual, family, group, couples and play therapy - and collateral sessions as well as therapy for adults who experienced abuse and/or other forms of family violence as children; treatment services for non-abusing partners; psychiatric evaluation, medical management. The therapeutic parents' and children's center provides therapeutic preschool services for children with developmental delay and/or emotional disturbance who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse or severe neglect or who may have witnessed family violence. Supportive services are provided to parents and caregivers.