Substance Abuse

The AFS Substance Abuse Services program provides substance abuse screening, using Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) urine screens and certified laboratory analysis within the AFS. By screening for substance abuse at the earliest point of entry of the Justice System for youth as well as adults with neglect/abuse cases, it allows Jurists and treatment providers to address factors that lead to the behavior that caused legal and court involvement.

Substance abuse treatment recommendations are provided through the administration of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) assessment tool for each youth who has a positive AOD screen and/or are referred for substance abuse services evaluation. Results allow for ongoing measurement of substance abuse and treatment needed to deter and teach youth about substance use and harmful effects of substance use. The Substance Abuse Services process ensures timely and accurate identification of illegal substance use and provides direction for appropriate judicial decisions, timely treatment intervention and education, while always ensuring that the clients’ rights and confidentiality are maintained and respected.

Therapeutic Services

The AFS Therapeutic Services Program is responsible for oversight of the provision of various in-home and specialized therapeutic services, both clinical and educational, court-ordered treatment and family preservation services for youth and families involved in the Child Welfare system. Services are available to parents, caregivers and youth within Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness who are court-ordered as a result of child abuse and/or neglect. The Therapeutic Services Program works with both internal and externally contracted credentialed provider organizations to ensure timely and appropriate service delivery, clinical proficiency and culturally competent treatment. Services managed by the Therapeutic Services Program include:

  • In-Home Family Support
  • Parenting Skills Education
  • Substance Abuse Screening and Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Home-Based and Office Based Mental Health Therapy
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Evaluations
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