Strong Families Create Stronger Communities.

Mission

To strengthen the family unit by promoting mental health and well-being through proactive programs of education, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery, and to strengthen the individual's self-concept through personal development, taking into consideration the multicultural communities served.


SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Networks of support are essential to families and can offer opportunities for people to “give back”. SPIRITT services offer family members emotional support and connections to their community. SPIRITT believes family members, friends and neighbors can help one another and learn from each other. Building social connections can significantly improve the lives of those living in social isolation. Everyone benefits when positive relationships are formed.
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PARENTAL RESILIENCE

Resiliency is one of SPIRITT’s core values and for parents, it means having the ability to manage and bounce back from all types of challenges that may occur in the lives of families.  All parents experience stress but it’s how they deal with stress that makes the biggest difference.  SPIRITT helps families to build their capacity for resilience by teaching problem solving skills, relationship building with family members and knowing when and how to seek help.

 
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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE OF CHILDREN 

Prevention is an essential component of the services SPIRITT offers. When families experience the stress of a child’s behavior or delayed development, they are often unaware of what may cause these issues and how to respond. Early identification and assistance for both parents and children is essential. SPIRITT helps children and youth to effectively self-regulate their behavior and communicate their feeling s such that their relationships with family members, peers and others are positive.

  
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KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Education is a priority at SPIRITT Family Services. Programs and services strive to help parents understand the stages at which children develop and what expectations are appropriate for children’s behavior at every age. SPIRITT further promotes the healthy development of children by helping parents to change negative parenting patterns they may have learned as children. Often times, improving knowledge of parenting helps prevent child abuse or break the cycle of abuse that exists in many families.

 
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CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED

SPIRITT recognizes that many families struggle to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. Without these basic needs, families cannot thrive. SPIRITT provides families resources to help in times of need, particularly when a family is in crisis. This provides the family some sense of stability and alleviates barriers to treatment and support.