Samaritan Center provides training, education, emotional support and encouragement - not only to the boys in our program, but to their parents, extended families and guardians, as well.
We offer ongoing, non-clinical counseling to our boys and their families and encourage regularly scheduled professional, clinical counseling when appropriate. Non-clinical counseling occurs on an as-needed basis and can include a single session during a crisis, or ongoing weekly sessions as needed. Through Samaritan Center’s network of professional agencies and organizations, we provide additional support to our families by linking them up with vital services such as low cost medical and dental care.
Family caregivers are required to attend our parenting classes, where they strengthen their skills by employing our behavior system in their own homes. They learn skills to better cope with the stress of parenting without succumbing to emotional responses and tactics. Our parenting classes are also a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn from and share with other Samaritan Center families.
Parents and family members learn how to better communicate with their child, establish healthy boundaries, and employ discipline alternatives that encourage a more positive and constructive environment. By “working the program” at home the boy - and often his siblings – begin to eliminate destructive patterns. Arguments, temper tantrums, door slamming, yelling and other detrimental behaviors become things of the past.