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The Family Treatment Program grew out of the awareness that family involvement is an integral part of psychological evaluation and treatment. It is unique in Arkansas in its specialization in abuse-focused treatment and management of within-family child sexual abuse. Referrals are from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, juvenile courts, Arkansas State Police, local law enforcement units, prosecutors, attorneys ad litem, victim assistance coordinators, schools, physicians, probation officers, mental health agencies, other concerned professionals and the families themselves.

Specialized services in the Family Treatment Program include individual, family, and group therapies for victims, non-offending parents, and non-abused siblings. Treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team comprised of psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers. The Arkansas Sexual Adjustment Project (ASAP) is a specialty treatment program within the Family Treatment Program for treatment of children and adolescents with sexual behavior disorders (e.g. child molesting). This treatment is critical in reducing the risk for re-offense. ASAP has been operational since 1995, during which time over 400 patients have been seen for treatment and more than 1000 have been assessed for treatment.

Family Treatment Program:  Frequently Asked Questions

The Family Treatment Program provides mental health services to children and families of sexual abuse. It also provides evaluations and treatment of adolescent offenders under the Adolescent Sexual Adjustment Project (ASAP).

Who May Refer Children

Families may call for an appointment for sexual abuse treatment. Referrals for ASAP are accepted only from the AR Department of Human Services (DHS).

Intake

When parents call for an appointment for family treatment services, their name and telephone number will be taken. A therapist will return the call, obtain intake information, and provide further information about the program.

Services

Specialized services in the Family Treatment Program include individual, family, and group therapies for victims, non-offending parents, and non-abused siblings. Treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team comprised of psychologists and social workers.