Strengthening Families Program Fidelity Update.

Here at Upward Change we have been using the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) Clinical Model to deliver our Intensive-In-Home Services to clients in the Johnston, Cumberland, Wake and Durham communities. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

As part of our yearly Fidelity Monitoring, we are responsible for showing fidelity to the model in 5 different domains. As we move into our new contract season with Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, we are pleased to report that our Agency has received over a 90% Process Fidelity annual rating.

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New Clinical Director Announcement!!!

Everyone please help us welcome our New Clinical Director. Her name is Eugenia Valisha Davis. Ms. Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and a Certified Anger Management Professional. Ms. Davis also holds a Level-4 Certification for the Positive Parenting Program and a Masters Addiction Counselor Certification. She received her MS in Mental Health Counseling from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL in 1999. Ms. Davis received her BA in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University located in Boca Raton, FL in 1993. She has been working with people with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis for more than 18 years. She is a member of the Safe Space Task Force which specializes in domestic violence and victims of rape and a member of the Juvenile Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program. Ms. Davis is well-versed with all populations and diagnosis.

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