Since 1945 Arrowhead Youth & Family Services non for profit agency has been successfully providing services to youth at risk and their families in the residential setting. Our goal is to continue to expand our therapeutic services into the community while remaining true to our mission to motivate youth-at-risk ages 11- 18 to become productive and responsible young men and women by providing the highest quality counseling, education, and social services to youth and their families.
With the new rebranding of our logo which entails the services of Residential, Academy, and Community has allowed us to expand into the community. Specifically, our community outreach programs allow us to provide our services to a wider range of youth and their families. Not only in our residential treatment facility in Coal Valley, IL but in our community office as well.
We currently run Strategies to Succeed which is strengths-based approach that utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. The curriculum is designed to empower, develop skills, and build on the individual youth’s strengths within the group setting. We cover topics such as anger management, empathy, drugs and alcohol counseling, conflict resolution, bullying, and gang prevention to name a few.
Conducting Accordingly; What is going on with my kid? is an ongoing monthly parental support group for parents seeking positive therapeutic and behavioral interventions for youth displaying difficulties with managing behavior at home and school? This group is the first of its type and was created to assist parents in understanding interventions. The goal is to provide an outlet for parents dealing with the stressors of life and to learn how to better recognize, understand, and manage symptoms pertaining to diagnosis’ such as Attention – Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or simply to understand why their kids act the way they do. Group discussion is facilitated by an experienced Arrowhead Youth & Family Services family therapist for attendees. Sessions are ongoing at this time and meet the first Thursday of every month, beginning September 4th, 2014.
Finally, we provide Individual and Family Therapy Services and are currently accepting new clients.
Our community services are delivered by masters’ level therapists from the Quad Cities Area. Alicia Gomez is a Western Illinois University graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling whose areas of interest include Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders, Attention – Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Nick Markovich is a Saint Ambrose University graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work whose areas of interest include Attention – Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Gang Involvement, Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Research Based Oriented, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
For over 69 years Arrowhead Youth & Family Services has devoted themselves to transforming the lives of youth- at -risk by helping them become responsible productive citizens. With the expansion of our community services we work to make this community a better place one youth at a time.
For more information on pricing or to set up an appointment please call Alicia, our Bilingual Community Therapist at (309) 230 – 6281 or Nick, our Community Outreach Director at (309) 781-0882. We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on Arrowhead Youth & Family Services programs please visit our website at www.arrowheadyouth.org.