We are dedicated to helping children and families wherever they are, whenever they need us. Our prevention, treatment and support services are an integration of traditional social welfare and innovative behavioral healthcare services. Each year, we help 7,000 children and families (plus an additional 4,000 community members) improve health, happiness, confidence, competence and self-sufficiency. 

Trauma-Informed Care

We are committed to understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. This philosophy is known as trauma-informed care. We believe recovery from extreme stress and adversity requires an environment that promotes healing among all of its members. Through tools and resources, our staff works with children and families to develop skills and knowledge that will empower them to live safe, productive and non-violent lives inside and outside our organization.

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Solution-Based Casework®

We know for a child to thrive, the family unit must be safe and secure at home. We are excited to be the first organization to bring Solution-Based Casework® (SBC) to Missouri. SBC is an evidence-based preventative model specifically designed to reduce lengths of stay for youth in residential treatment, and reduce re-entries of children into state custody by increasing domestic permanency. 


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