Mission: Since 1886, Thompson Child & Family Focus has been devoted to a singular mission: to serve children and families through healing, teaching, worship and play. Today Thompson embraces children who are at risk for academic and social failure by providing intervention, safe and healthy environments, specialized education and intensive mental health treatment. The vision is to lead children and families into independent and rewarding lives.
Programs: Early childhood services: see schedule 0the state-of-the-art thompson child development center (tcdc) continues to focus on diversity that includes both children with special needs and those who are typically developing. Family support is provided through strong home/school partnerships and family education programming. Our nationally accredited, nc five-star licensed facility provides year-round, high-quality early education and care for up to 163 children and their families. Thompson family education programs offer evidence-based curricula for parents and caregivers of children 3 to 12 years of age. Additional programs are offered for parents of infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years) and teens (13 to 18 years). All programs target: high-risk, socioeconomically disadvantaged families; families referred from child protective services; including foster parents; families of children with social and emotional behaviors. All programs have measurable impact on families. Thompson family partner program provides mentoring services to parents living in mecklenburg county who have an open child protective services case youth and family services. Our early childhood outreach services also partners with smart start initiatives to build brighter futures for families and other centers seeking improvements and positive change in service delivery. The polliwog program, offered through a thompson/mecklenburg county smart start partnership, provides services for behavioral intervention, specialized therapies (speech, occupational, and physical), bilingual support, play groups and family support, technical assistance, and professional development.
residential services (psychiatric residential treatment facility):see schedule 0thompson child & family focus provides intensive clinical treatment for children struggling with mental health issues stemming from early traumas, attachment challenges, and long-term sexual abuse. We are a nationally accredited facility and accept children from ages 5 to 15 years old across the campus programs. In fy 14-15 we began the fiscal year with six cottages at our spl campus with a capacity of 36 consumers at any one time. In march 2015 we closed two cottages which changed our capacity to 24. Thompson served 79 children during our fiscal year ending june 30, 2015 for a total of 9,431 days of care provided by our staff. Thompsons treatment is defined by a core relational philosophy which emphasizes child well-being outcomes and healthy family connections. Thompson also utilized trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (tf-cbt), an evidenced-based mental health intervention that addresses the behavioral and emotional needs of children and adolescents following significant trauma.
clinical and medical: see schedule 0thompson child & family focus offers a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of individuals and/or families challenged by a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems. Tops thompson outpatient therapy services is a nationally accredited program that includes several licensed therapists who deal with behavioral interventions and focus on a variety of treatments including: dyadic developmental psychotherapy (attachment disorder and related disturbances), cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, insight-focused therapy, and play therapy. The therapeutic array also includes intensive-in-home therapy programming, psychological assessments and psychiatric medication management. Thompson therapists provided over 2,655 hours of service to 323 consumers during this fiscal year. Sbit--thompson school-based intervention therapy thompsons sbit therapists are located in various public school settings throughout mecklenburg and cabarrus county schools, providing individual and family therapies that focus on stabilization of, and treatment for, behaviors that interfere with student success and orderly home life. Referrals are made through school counselors, teachers, or family members. Thompson sbit therapists served 399 children, providing a total of 4,937 hours of service. However, a decision was made to discontinue services at the end of june 2015.
4d) foster carethompson child & family focus has a nationally accredited foster care program which serves consumers from birth to 21 years of age. Thompson foster families receive continuous foster parent education above and beyond initial training and licensing, and are supported by qualified staff who provide individualized options for children re-entering family and community life. The thompson foster care program offers in-home support and on call assistance 24/7. Thompson supported 37 specialized foster children (children working toward adoptions) during this fiscal year for a total of 6,712 days in care. Thompson supported 35 therapeutic foster children (children with intensive support needs) for a total of 4,662 days in care. Thompson also has a foster care program to the eastern part of the state with an office in durham and one in fayetteville. During the fiscal year, our durham office served 2 specialized foster children for a total of 160 days in care. However, this program was discontinued in march 2015. 4e) york place programswith the june 3, 2013 merger, thompson child & family focus was able to increase its capacity to help consumers with the following programs available at our south carolina locations. Our york place campus also housed one family care center. During the fiscal year our family care center served 6 mothers and 17 children. However, the program was closed in january 2015. Thompson offered community counseling services through centers located in york, fort mill, and gaffney, south carolina. During fiscal year 14/15 7,412 hours of service were provided.