What is Teen & Family Services?
Teen & Family Services was founded in May 2002 by a group of mental health professionals who had a vision of addressing adolescent issues by creating a community of support for teens and their families. This vision included combining the strengths of an alternative peer group and an community based recovery program with proven counseling approaches that would serve the needs of the entire family.
Over the past ten years the majority of our graduates have minimized or remained free of former high risk behaviors, and over seventy percent of graduates over the age of eighteen are currently enrolled in, or have completed, college. Far beyond the goal of reducing teen high risk behaviors, families report a significant improvement in functioning in a wide range of areas including family communication, emotional maturity, social interaction, problem solving and long-term goal setting.
Teen & Family Services is very active throughout the community and is involved in church youth-group education and school support groups. Our staff speaks regularly at schools located throughout the greater Houston area and currently provides counseling and assessment staff on campus for local school districts. Our approach has proven so successful that our staff has taught this model to mental health professionals throughout the United States.
Brian Walzel wrote a great article about Teen and Family Services for the Community Impact Newspaper. Read the whole article at their site. Photo by Brian Walzel
The families at TAFS recently participated in a fun fundraiser for the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC). The PaRC hosted comedian Mark Lundholm at the Alley Theater in downtown Houston. Mark has performed all over the world and has appeared on Comedy Central, …
Teen and Family Services is proud to announce its first collegiate trip to the University of Texas. TAFS and Archway Academy, a local sober high school, will tour the campus with twenty teens. The purpose of the trip is to visit the Center for Recovery, …
TEEN & FAMILY SERVICES AND OUR CLINICAL CARE TEAM OFFER HELP IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment
- Substance Abuse Recovery and Prevention
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Parent/Child Conflict
- Impulse Control Problems
- Feelings Identification and Expression
- Communication difficulties
- Social and Coping Skills
- Family and Marriage Issues
- Obsessions and Compulsions
WHY TEEN & FAMILY?
- Sliding Fee Scale
- Over 45 years of Combined Staff Experience
- Non-Profit Organization
- Multi-Disciplinary Approach
- Alternative Peer Group
- Evidence-Based Curriculum
- Field Placement site for the University of Texas School of Social Work
- Member of the Texas Afterschool Association
- Member of the National Afterschool Association