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Last month the Indiana Department of Children’s Services awarded Omni Visions a contract to handle family preservation and family reunification services. Our program serves families that are at risk of a child (or children) being removed from the home—or have a child returning to the home from foster care or residential placement.  

It’s a noteworthy development in that it enables Omni Visions to offer a full continuum of services for Indiana families that are in crisis.

“We’re excited to help those families heal and reach their potential with our tailored, innovative and research-based approach to well-being—for parents and children alike,” said Andrea Goodwin, Omni Visions Executive Director.

With that in mind, it may be helpful to know how we approach family preservation services in Indiana.

Omni Visions Family Preservation Treatment Model

At Omni Visions we incorporate three trauma-informed treatment modalities. Collectively these approaches allow us to meet our clients where they are, and tailor our treatment to the unique needs of each family we serve. 

The first treatment modality is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). It’s an evidence-based treatment for children ages 3-18 who have experienced overwhelming trauma. This therapeutic approach focuses on reducing trauma symptoms—symptoms that often result in depression, anxiety, or behavioral challenges.

Treatment sessions can include both children and parents and are aimed at: understanding the underlying impact of trauma; identifying healthy coping strategies; and increasing feelings of psychological safety. Typically, the duration of treatment lasts from 12-25 sessions. 

The second treatment modality is Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based, collaborative approach to counseling. MI supports clients by helping them identify their own internal motivations for changing behavior.

MI is goal-directed and aims to assist clients in resolving challenging feelings through an affirming, compassionate and nonjudgmental client-centered partnership. 

Finally, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) is a promising component-based treatment framework designed to address the developmental impact of complex trauma on children. Through an emphasis on developing positive and healthy attachment, the framework targets caregiving relationships as the primary vehicle for healing and symptom reduction. 

Treatment components focus on establishing psychological safety within relationships as well as developing the social emotional skills needed to overcome the interpersonal challenges that result from childhood trauma.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about Omni Visions Family Preservation and Reunification Services, contact Andrea Goodwin at 317-442-0895 or andreagoodwin@omnivisions.com

Omni Visions’ Indiana program primarily serves Indianapolis and surrounding counties. We continue to work closely with state and local agencies, including the Indiana Department of Children’s Services, to monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and continually update our processes accordingly. The health and safety of the children, parents, and families we serve is our top priority.