Family Reunification If you have had contact with the State (CPS or CSD) regarding detainment of your children due to abuse or neglect, you may be looking for support in addressing individual and family issues so that you can have your kids returned to you and their home.
Whether the Court mandates counseling or not, it may be a helpful addition to your Family Plan.
People who experience family or life disruptions may experience any combination of the following: - depression - anxiety - separation anxiety - increased sibling rivalry or conflict - trouble at school or work - anger / rage (with possible outbursts) - lowered feelings of self-worth - nightmares - panic attacks - conflict with friends or family members - increased emotional or social sensitivity - different behaviors / acting out - trouble with sleep (or sleeping too much) - fear related to the future - feeling overwhelmed or hopeless
Your family may want counseling to assist your family with: - adjusting to change - issues related to separation and reunification - dealing with anxiety and stress - creating meaningful bonding / attachment times - communicating effectively with each other and your treatment team - recognizing behaviors or patterns that contributed to CPS involvement in the first place - exploring healthy alternatives to create a more desired lifestyle - addressing other issues or concerns specific to your family and situation
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Melinda Haynes, MA, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California lic. no. 102308 Serving Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley The persons depicted on this site are models. Photos do not represent or guarantee results.