The Integrated Continuum of Care is unique to Boys Town and provides a tightly linked spectrum of research-proven services based on the Boys Town ModelSM of care. Children and families can begin services at any point and move between levels, all within the same treatment model. This unique approach enables us to help more children and families in more ways, with the same expectations for positive results. For children, this means being successful in school, at home and on the job while growing into productive citizens. For families, it means having a safe home, being able to solve problems and staying together.
Texas has 3 Programs in the Continuum of Care. They are:
Boys Town Foster Family Services professionally trains Foster Parents who open their own homes to children of all ages to provide safe, effective care and treatment. Foster Parents receive 24-hour support from Boys Town.
Common Sense Parenting® provides parents and other caregivers with proven techniques that can help them build good family relationships, prevent and correct misbehavior and improve positive behavior. These informative classes are usually presented in the community and at schools. (www.parenting.org/common-sense-parenting)
Boys Town Outpatient Behavioral Health works with children and their families to identify and treat issues such as depression, anxiety, school problems and ADHD. The clinic offers specialized services, including behavioral and psychological assessments, as well as individualized treatment and counseling. Clinic staff coordinates care with a child’s primary care physician, teachers and other professionals to provide an inclusive approach to ensure long-term success. Clinics are part of the Boys Town Center for Behavioral HealthSM.
Boys Town Texas also offers these following services:
The Boys Town National Hotline (800.448.3000) is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year-round, nationwide. The Hotline receives about 150,000 calls a year. (www.boystown.org/national-hotline)
Parenting.org is a free online resource that provides practical, skill-based materials and information for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. (www.parenting.org)
The Boys Town Press produces books, audio products, DVDs, display materials and other resources to assist children, parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals.
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org is a special website that enables and encourages teens to share their problems, concerns and challenges in positive, creative ways and provides access to immediate help in a crisis.