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Child Services Program

When abuse happens, it can be the most traumatic experience of a child's life. The Child Services Program helps children who have experienced abuse begin the healing process. In conjuction with the District Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement, and the Department of Family and Children Services, The Tree House seeks to provide comprehensive programs beginning with initial disclosure of abuse, advocacy through the legal process, and individual and group therapeutic services.
Services include:
Forensic interviews and evaluations
Child and Family advocacy
Victim assistance
Crisis counseling
Hero’s Great and Small (Child Victim Support Group)
The Rock (Non-Offending Caregiver Support Group)
Teen Sexual Survivor Group
STARS Group for children who have witnessed domestic violence
Children After the Fire

Services are supported through United Way of Northeast Georgia, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, National Children’s Alliance and local contributions.

Family Services Program

Perhaps the most important job in the world is a parenting. Because children don't come with instructions, The Tree House offers the necessary tools and resources to help parents keep their children safe and healthy. The Family Services Program provides support and education to prenatal families, parents of newborns, parents of children entering kindergarten, and parents of school aged children.

Services include:
Home-Based Nurturing Program
Parent Support Groups
Teen Parenting Programs
Bubbles to Band-Aids

Piedmont Supervised Visitation Program

The Piedmont Supervised Visitation Program is offered by the Tree House and is funded in part by a grant from the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services's Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. Children in foster care, whose parents are working a case plan for reunification, are provided the opportunity to have regular visits with their parents and siblings in a neutral and nurturing environment. Currently, the Visitation Program serves Jackson, Barrow and Banks County DFCS families through a partnership with Commerce Presbyterian Church in Commerce, GA and the First Baptist Church of Winder. Tree House staff, interns, and community volunteers supervise the visits and activities for the families to enjoy their time together. Through visitation, parents are motivated to continue their work towards reunification, while children benefit from the parent-child bond that is continued during their time in foster care.

Community Outreach and Education

As an accredited National Children's Alliance Agency and a member of the Children's Advocacy Center's of Georgia, The Tree House is the only organization in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit providing educational resources and training on child abuse issues. Programs include Pinwheels for Prevention (Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities), Mandated Reporting Training, Stop It Now Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training, Professional Development and Training, and Speakers Bureau. If you are interested in learning how YOU can help prevent child abuse, please contact us at 770-868-1900

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