Eckerd Kids’ Post Adoption Support Services are available to children and their families once adoptions are finalized. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, support groups, education, and training. The program uses the multi-purpose Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment to determine high priority services needed for each youth and to monitor outcomes. These services are designed to address the wide range of issues that adoptive families may face, including transracial adoption, the impact of prior sexual abuse, and attachment disorders. For children with emotional problems due to traumatic life events, Eckerd Kids offers behavioral therapy to support the family and help the child heal from post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Counseling services using the evidence-based Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Crisis Intervention
- Support/Instructional Groups for Adoptive Parents