Our family preservation program provides support to families during life challenges. The goal of the program is to improve family functioning so children will receive appropriate care and the family will be able to remain intact. Services are family focused and are designed to maintain children safely in their homes and prevent the unnecessary separation of families. PSSF services are offered as a safe alternative to CPS intervention or child out of home placement.

  • Increase coping skills for issues with depression, anxiety, anger management, etc.
  • Develop and build social, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Increase awareness of maladaptive behavior patterns and develop alternative coping strategies.
  • Substance Abuse groups also available.
  • Group Sessions are Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm.
  • In most cases, transportation is provided.
  • Accepting Medicaid, Medicare, Wellcare, Amerigroup and Peachstate insurance.

For more information contact Allison Hornbuckle at 404-298-9005.

Safe Care an evidence-based, parent-training curriculum for parents who are at-risk or have been reported for child maltreatment. Parents are taught, for example, how to plan and implement activities with their children, respond appropriately to child behaviors, improve home safety, and address health and safety issues.

A face-to-face therapeutic individual/group/couple and/or family session conducted in accordance with a documented treatment plan focusing on treating his/her predetermined problem.

Positive Growth, Inc. offers a comprehensive trauma-informed care services model to assist in the reduction of PTSD onset and trauma symptoms in adults exposed to a traumatic event. The essential components in a comprehensive trauma-informed care services model for this population include culturally sensitive and trauma-informed assessment, individual, family, psychiatric and group treatment as well as consistent individual engagement and access to community resource linkage through Case Management, psycho-education, psychosocial support and training for individuals, community leaders and stakeholders.

Parent groups are provided for all ages and include specific skill development designed to improve and strengthen parenting skills (e.g., behavioral management skills), as well as a focus on the parent/child relationship, developmental issues, parental abuse or neglect and the child is at risk for placement or have already been placed outside the home. Groups may be offered in school settings, community centers, or at PGI Center. Parent group curricula are based on research and have proven helpful to parents interested in making family change.

The Caring Dads program focuses on helping men recognize attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships, develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways and appreciate the impact on children of controlling, Intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence.

A face-to-face interaction between the child/family and a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist is on staff to evaluate the need for medication, prescribe as necessary, and provide ongoing medication management for children and adolescents in this program. An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and a Registered Nurse (RN) support Medical Services.

A face-to-face interaction by a nurse; licensed by the state of Georgia to provide Health/Addiction assessment and monitoring services.

This treatment program provides services to individuals and families experiencing problems directly related to substance abuse. OADTP is designed to help individuals recognize that drug dependency is a disease that affects their total functioning as well as their family and social systems. The overall goal is to help individuals accept, regain, and maintain personal control and responsibility for their own actions and choices.

This certified program provides a psycho-educational modality intervention for men and women who are or have perpetrated domestic abuse or family violence. We monitor participant’s behavior and collaborate with the courts, police, protective service agencies and battered women’s advocates to hold abusers accountable for their behavior and end violence.

Positive Growth is certified by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities as a DUI Intervention Program to provide Clinical Evaluations ASAM 1 Treatment consisting of two levels: short term, 6 to 12 weeks, 2 or 3 hours per week for a minimum of 18 hours or long term consists of a 4 to 12 month program 3 to 9 hours of treatment per week.

A face-to-face interaction between the child/adolescent or adult and a Board Certified Psychiatrist or Psychologist to evaluate the emotion, behavior, medical social and intellectual needs of the client.

Anger Management program provides adults struggling with anger management an opportunity to gain insight into their difficulties while learning skills to appropriately deal with anger. The program encourages adults who participate to accept responsibility for their actions and avoid harmful behaviors. We use the Anderson and Anderson Curriculum, which is the leading anger management certification training program in the industry standard and is recognized worldwide.

The goal of CSI is to provide comprehensive support services to consumers in need of crisis intervention, counseling/behavior management, skills training and resources to maintain stability and independence in their daily community living.

Positive Growth Inc. is dedicated to meeting the unique and diverse needs of each child, youth, adult, or family seeking mental health and/or mandated services.


Residential Care Program

4036 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Clarkston GA 30021
404-292-6420 – Office
404-292-2041 – Fax

Intervention & Education Center

945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston GA 30021
404-298-9005 – Office
404-298-0046 – Fax

Multicultural Services

3155 E. Ponce DeLeon Ave
Bldg A
Scottdale, GA 30079
678-973-2005 – Office
678-973-2534 – Fax


If you want the support, the support is definitely here”

A. Green

Before this program I lacked knowledge, Positive Growth has given me great knowledge. I appreciate so much to be given so great knowledge and time. . . until I get my GED.

A D-S Refugee

In the past, I have been counseled by other therapists. My therapist at Positive Growth Intervention Center is the first counselor who exemplified the type of effective counseling that I needed. They emulated a balance between being professional and personable. The therapist was compassionate and open-minded. They balanced humor with expertise in manner that is easy to receive. Their methods were not only effective but refreshing”. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive family and individual counseling at Positive Growth Intervention Center. The Therapists are passionate, dedicated and committed to their work in the community. In addition, their willingness to go above and beyond to serve their clients is genuine and greatly appreciated


Thank you for all you did to improve my son’s life while he was at your residential care program. You gave him a place filled with guidance and support to help him work through the things we couldn’t resolve at home. I thanked his judge for sending him to you. I thank God for you all.

Mother of C.D

The service is good here, the after school even has transportation to bring my child home! My son likes it he says ‘I learn about being healthy and not bullying I can play more.’ We came to America for him to get a better education–he gets that at Positive Growth.

B.M. Parent

Thank you to the staff at Positive Growth for helping me become the man I am today.”

Former Boys Home Residence