At Four Oaks, we offer a variety of services to help children and families be successful. The TotalChild approach—where we serve children and families in an all-encompassing way, rather than just addressing one issue at a time—permeates everything we do.
Four Oaks' family services wrap around families, helping them succeed by giving them extra insight and direction—they involve everything from providing practical information about child developmental milestones and parenting techniques to financial literacy, housing, and support navigating the child mental health and child welfare systems.
To meet children and families where they are at in life, Four Oaks provides behavioral health therapy and skill-building programs at Four Oaks locations, in schools, and in families’ homes. Skill-building programs look to address areas including anger management, peer/family relationships, communication, problem-solving, social skills, and conflict resolution, as well as an Autism specific program for middle school and high school students. Four Oaks also runs nearly a dozen residential programs that help children learn to control their behaviors, improve their self-esteem, and develop coping skills.
These programs play a preventative role in the holistic approach to helping children be successful, by enriching their school and life experiences. Four Oaks supports the Jane Boyd Achievement Academy, which operates four afterschool programs and three summer programs that provide children with safe, healthy atmospheres to learn and grow. Four Oaks also runs alternative classrooms specializing in conduct and mental health as well as after-school and summer programs for children who need extra support.
Child Welfare and Emergency Services
Finding safe and loving homes for children and teens is a basic need when looking to support kids from every angle. Four Oaks works on multiple fronts to recruit and retain foster parents, assist foster youth aging out of placement become independent and self-sufficient adults, support special needs adoptions, and provide emergency and temporary shelter services and supervision to runaway, homeless, delinquent, and transitional adolescents.
Committed to helping kids not “bounce back into the system,” these Four Oaks programs work to help youth make positive change in their lives, in part by reducing the likelihood of future involvement with the Criminal Justice system. Four Oaks offers several programs that address multiple needs and help juvenile offenders stay in the community under strict supervision while learning skills to be successful, as well as family therapy and residential placements for delinquent youth who need additional supports—including some programs that specialize in serving juvenile sexual offenders.