Emotional Health, Case Management and Children's Programming
All people face difficult life predicaments such as family or peer relationship conflicts, the death of a loved one, parenting issues, school or work problems, marriage/divorce and intimate relationship issues that harshly affect our lives and cause upset. The Mental Health Department has been providing services to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf blind and struggling with emotional life issues since 1982 in Florida and 1910 in NY.
In our private and confidential offices we meet with individuals, families, couples and groups who are having difficulty managing their concerns about depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sexuality or illness, in addition to other topics.
We work with our clients to determine their best road back to emotional well-being.
All of our therapists are fully qualified and licensed professionals with many years of experience and knowledge of specific emotional issues that Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf blind people face. All of our therapists are sign language fluent and sensitive to all the communication needs of our clients.
Mental Health and Social Services:
- Psychological Counseling
- Individual, Couple, Family (Play) and Group Therapy
- Psychological and Educational Evaluations of Adults and Children
- Counseling and Cognitive Therapy for Families Impacted by Hearing Loss (children in household age 0-21)
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth and Family (ages 11-21)
- Parenting Groups, Counseling and Support
- Case Management Services
- Information and Referral
- Health Lecture Series
- Crisis Intervention
For more information or to make an appointment, please call: voice 954-601-1930; TTY 954-601-1338; VRS 866-954-2681
- Elementary - M.O.S.T. Maximizing Out of School Time - after school and summer camp program (Deaf/hard of hearing/hearing children) stressing literacy, cultural arts, homework help
- Middle School - Youth Force - year round programming providing youth development to reach at-risk youth: (1) Strengthen protective factors by helping youth develop resiliency a positive outlook, healthy family dynamics, pro-social relationships with peers and adults, positive decision-making skills, strong community attachment, and academic and future career success; and, (2) Reduce risk factors related to teen pregnancy, delinquency, substance abuse, family dysfunction, mental and physical health problems, negative peer associations, and school failure.
- High School - Learning Independence thru Focused Transition (L.I.F.T.) - school year only - designed specifically to meet the needs of high school age adolescents with developmental, physical, vision, or hearing disabilities that require intensive social, vocational, employability skills, and communication supports.
For more information please call: voice 954-601-1930; TTY 954-601-1338; VRS 866-954-2681
Funding for Children's programming provided through grants from Children's Service Council of Broward County http://www.cscbroward.org
Funding for special programs provided through grants by United Way of Broward County http://www.unitedwaybroward.org
Funding also provided by Community Foundation of Broward County http://www.cfbroward.org
Funding provided for special programs through contracts with Broward County Children and Human Services Administration Divisions http://www.broward.org/children
Florida Newletter (October '09)
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