The Post-Adoption Services (Specialized Outpatient Program) provides specialized complex trauma, attachment based
treatment services to meet the needs of children who are adopted or about to be adopted, or who are in legal guardianship homes. The therapists are specifically trained to work with children to heal wounds resulting from trauma from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and loss. The children in this program are all living with legal guardians, adopted families, or are in pre-adoptive homes. The work we do is based on a holistic approach and requires the active
participation of family members.
- Two-week intensive therapy
- Post intensive follow-up therapy
- Parent as a Partner Model
- Psychiatric Consultation
Case management with schools and other service providers as warranted. Our therapists have 25+ years of experience working with children who have been abused, neglected, pre adopted, adopted, or placed in legal guardianship homes. Our Child and adolescent psychiatrist and several of our therapists were trained initially at the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio under Dr. Gregory Keck. Our therapeutic interventions include:
- Child understanding and working through their past trauma, losses, and expectations of their new family
- Parent Support, Education, Therapeutic Parenting Techniques and Coaching
- Affect and Emotional Regulation Techniques for the Child
Clinical oversight of this program is provided by Dr. Mary Anne Albaugh, MD.
Adoption Support Groups
Friendship is important for everyone. For adopted children and teens socializing with other adopted children is extremely important. We provide Girls Circle Groups and Boys Council Groups for youths age 9-18 to interact with same age adopted peers. Following a 5-8 week Girls Circle or Boys Council specifically selected curriculum, children share thoughts and feelings that aren’t easily understood by their non-adopted friends. There is plenty of fun activities built into each session.
*Adoption Groups are provide for current Affinity patients only and provided by Experienced Licensed Therapists on weekends.
Please contact Affinity Family Support Services PC
[p] 814-835-1700 | [f] 814-835-1701