Guest Speaker Carla Frisch, MA, LCSW.
Guest Speaker Carla Frisch is the Director of Metropolitan Family Services, with locations at 820 Davis Street, Suite 218 Evanston, IL 60201 and 5210 Main Street Skokie, IL 60077.
Carla spoke about the services Metropolitan Family Services provides, which are listed below:
Parenting Fundamentals gives parents tools to help their children live fulfilling, productive lives. This evidence-based course includes comprehensive support to empower parents to prevent child abuse, improve school performance, and strengthen their families.
Substance Abuse Prevention Program helps students at Lincoln JHS in Skokie develop positive commitments to their families, peers and communities to encourage healthy, drug-free lives. The goal is to increase prevention-related drug knowledge and resistance skills.
Adoption Prevention provides home-based intervention to families formed through adoption or subsidized guardianship.Counseling, crisis intervention and 24-hour on-call assistance. Grief/loss resolution, attachment, education and emotional issues.This DCFS-supported program also provides therapeutic respite services, psycho-educational and support groups, workshops, and help securing resources.
Adult Protective Services investigative reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors ages 60 and older and adults with disabilities. When abuse is substantiated, interventions are planned with the victims, families and others to reduce risk of further harm.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health promotes psychological social and emotional development through individual and family counseling and linkage with psychiatric services. Services help children and adolescents address problems that interfere with daily functioning and school performance.
Counseling Services are provided for all ages and build on individual and family strengths, desire and capacity for change while addressing emotional behavioral and life stress challenges.
Family Support and Prevention helps families develop the tools they need to effectively parent their children and enhance family functioning. The program focuses on families with multiple problems, helping them address core issues that impact child and family functioning. Services include counseling and case management. This home-based program is free of charge and is funded by the mental Health Board of the City of Evanston.