Multicultural Services

Multicultural Services

Positive Growth Inc. ‘s Multicultural, Behavioral Health Service program is responsive to the needs of the diverse communities of the Metro Atlanta areas.

About

Positive Growth, Inc. (PGI), Multicultural Services Program provides multilingual and culturally sensitive mental health, substance abuse, social, and educational services to immigrants and refugee children, youth, adults and families in more than 20 languages from various ethnic and linguistic minority groups. PGI has established a culturally competent care system addressing the needs of people and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientation in addition to backgrounds that vary by disability, race, ethnicity, religion, language, and socio-economic levels. The diversity and dedication of the staff of PGI is a testament to our organization’s passion for providing a comprehensive and culturally sensitive service to ethnically rich populations. We value and appreciate the uniqueness and diversity of all individuals. Our commitment is to create and maintain an environment that fosters cultural humility where all people feel welcome. We recognize the right of human beings to be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to enhancing cultural sensitivity and cultural competency in all of our work. This promotes our growth as individuals and as a community.

Services

• Individual, family and group therapy.
• School-based prevention counseling services.
• An after-school program for students K-12.
• Parenting education classes/prevention support groups.
• Mental/behavioral health assessments.
• Family wrap-around services.
• GED and vocational/job readiness skills training.
• Substance abuse assessment, education, and treatment.
• Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy.
• Anger management classes.
• Family violence intervention program/assessments.
• Psychosexual assessments/parental fitness.
• Therapeutic crisis intervention and brief therapy.
• Outreach/community support.
• Psychological/psychiatric assessments.
• Referral and linkage services to other needed resources and programs.
• Home management (individual and group).
• Emergency/crisis intervention {911, police, fire rescue, and ambulance} (individual and group).
• Parent education on the school system’s policies and procedures (individual and group).
• Parent education regarding schools and educational terminology (individual and group).
• School-related casework to provide assistance to parents when they visit their children’s schools (individual).
• Case managers to assist them with completing eligibility forms and applications.
• Preventing disruption of out of home placement services.

 

Languages

  • ARABIC
  • NEPALI
  • SWAHILI
  • FARSI
  • SPANISH
  • ASSYRIAN
  • KURDISH
  • SPANISH
  • BURMESE
  • VIETNAMESE
  • KAREN
  • KARENNI
  • CHIN
  • LINGALA
  • KINYARWANDA
  • KIRUNDI
  • FRENCH
  • URDU
  • HINDI
  • CHIN

 

Training

Positive Growth Inc.’s Multicultural Service Program offers professional workshops, seminars, and training. It is our intention to provide high quality, timely, and pertinent training opportunities to meet the professional development needs of those seeking to increase their skills, advance in their careers or to be more effective working in their career field.  We offer a range of customized training programs and presentations for outside providers, educators, mental health professional, child welfare workers, organizations or parent/guardians including a Crossing Cultural Boundaries Workshop.

Specialized Groups

  • Self-esteem, Assertiveness, and Lack of Confidence
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Groups for women {trauma therapy}
  • Groups for Men {trauma therapy}
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic Violence prevention
  • Bullying and Gang prevention
  • Internet stress relief games
  • Assertiveness and decision making
  • Integration and Emotional Counseling (individual and Group)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression

Resources

Food and clothes pantry.

Resource linkage to the various programs.

Staff

We have an experienced and dedicated trained team of licensed health care professionals, certified counselors, direct care staff, facilitators, community team leaders and paraprofessionals.

Collaborations

  • International Rescue Committee Atlanta.
  • World Relief Atlanta
  • New American Pathways
  • Lutheran Services of Georgia
  • Refugee Women’s Network
  • Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
  • DeKalb Board of Health {Refugee Clinic}
  • Somali American Community Center
  • Somali Women Support Group INC.
  • A One Home Care
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Catholic Charities Atlanta