Services

Positive Growth Inc. provides services to support, empower and enable individuals, families and communities to be strengthened through professional residential care and community-based integrated services that will enhance the health, safety and needs of the community. Our residential, intervention and education programs offer integrated comprehensive services for the child, adolescent, adult and family. Our programs include a broad spectrum of services utilizing rules and regulations, policies and procedures and guidelines established by the Georgia Department of Human Services, the Georgia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities and Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Residential Care Program


Our homes are community-based. Our residential care program is a home-like environment for males ages six to twenty-one. We define our home environment as clean, safe and nurturing. The home environment takes us a step beyond other residential agencies. We are not babysitters for our youth. We are staffed twenty hours a day by a team of educated, experienced and trained professionals whose objective is to build heathy relationships with our youth. Most of our youth have never experienced the support of a parent. As pseudo parents, our staff members set boundaries, set expectations and challenge our youth to make sound decisions. Our youths are held accountable through a structured caring daily milieu encouraging and rewarding positive behavior and redirecting problematic behavior through appropriate interventions and feedback weekly from an assigned residential advisor. There are resources and activities available that are structured to provide memorable, healthy, age-appropriate learning experiences. The ultimate goal is to help our youth reach their full potential and assist in reunification returning them to their homes when applicable and if this is not an option independent living.

Intervention Services Program


Our intervention services program (ISP) is a safe haven for individuals to discuss and work through their problems in order to find mindful solutions. ISP provides integrated services to support, empower and enable individuals, families and communities to be strengthened through professional community based-services that will enhance the health, safety and needs of the community. We have created a mental health delivery system with a continuum of mental health services that are culturally diverse. These services assure consumer empowerment, have a community focus, are cost-effective for the system and are integrated to serve the community as a whole, regardless of cultural or ethnic background. The system of care is person-centered and family focused, with the needs of the child, adolescent, adult and family dictating the types and mix of services provided. Our services are provided in the least restricted areas: at homes, schools, work, court, neighborhood sites, or our office.

Education


Our Education Center provides educational opportunities to motivate, educate and challenge students to achieve their highest potential. Our center offers programs and services to people of all ages. Our program is committed to providing educational support services to meet the diverse needs of students who are experiencing difficulty in their current core studies or as a student was unsuccessful in traditional models of learning or you are a parent in need of a safe environment for your student(s) during the after school hours, out of school times to include: holidays, teacher work days, spring break and summer.

Multicultural Services

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.

Our Services Include:

• Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment (CCFA)
• Individual, Family and Group Therapy
• Thinking for a Change Group
• Residential Out-of-Home Care
• Independent Living Program
• Transitional Living Program
• After-School/Summer Program for students K-12
• Parenting Education Classes/Support Groups
• Delinquent and Unruly Youth Services
• Referral and linkage services to other needed resources and programs
• Family Wrap-Around Services
• GED and Vocational Job Skills Training
• Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment
• Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
• Day School Suspension/Mentoring Program
• Anger Management Classes
• Intensive Family Intervention Services
• Psychiatric and Psychological Services/Evaluations
• Family Violence Intervention Program
• Crisis Intervention and Brief Therapy
• Outreach/Community Support
• Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Program
• Homeless Prevention and Intervention Services
• Preventing disruption of out of home placement