Enki’s child and youth clinical teams provide behavioral services to support the social and emotional development of children, from birth to eighteen years, with a special focus on the impacts of trauma. Our teams of trained professionals, many of whom grew up or live in the same neighborhoods we serve, help to process and reduce symptoms of traumatic stress, improving coping skills and building family resilience.
Our child and family services are designed to provide a supportive environment that will promote normal healthy development and enrich the lives of children, adolescents and their families so they can be successful at home, in school and in the community.
Enki’s clinical staff provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and youth with behavioral challenges that are related to a mental health diagnosis. We work to empower and encourage caregivers to take an active role in their children’s lives. Our services offer children and their families an opportunity to heal, develop resilience and build emotionally healthy lives.
The types of services offered include various evidence based practices, family, individual and group counseling, school linked services, crisis intervention, skills building, medication management, and case management.
Evidence Based Practices
Enki offers a variety of child and youth focused Evidence Based Practices. Participate in well-researched, short-term structured treatment for trauma, depression, anxiety, or parenting.
Child Services for Birth-5
Enki’s Birth-5 program supports the developmental and emotional needs of young children who are at-risk for developmental, psychological, behavioral, or social challenges.
Through the evidence-based practice Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), children ages 2-5 can work through behavioral issues via parental “coaching” sessions.
Parents hear guidance from our therapist through an audio device offering in-the-moment coaching for help managing their child’s behavior while increasing parental attunement to their child.
Help your child explore their emotions and relationships with a supportive group of peers. Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your concerns and making positive changes in your child’s life.
Our medication providers use a variety of treatments – including psychotherapy, medications, and psychosocial interventions to treat diagnosed conditions.
Parenting Support Groups
We offer a variety of supports for parents of the children we serve We offer the evidence based program Triple P Parenting, the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum, and multi-family parenting support groups throughout the year.
The pandemic has raised new parenting challenges for everyone. Children and teenagers have experienced disruptions to their daily life and increased worries about their safety and that of their family and friends. Children can react in unexpected ways because they cannot express how they are feeling.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program’s simple, practical strategies have been proven to work around the world, helping parents raise happy, confident children; set family routines and rules that everyone can follow; and balance work and family life with less stress.
The Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program is an effective, seven-session planned training curriculum that focuses on topics important to parents today. This course provides valuable tools which improve communication among family members and lessens conflict.
Enhanced Specialized Foster Care
Enki’s Enhanced Specialized Foster Care program offers outpatient mental health services specifically to families involved with the Department of Child and Family Services.
Via the Core Practice model*, Specialized Foster Care improves family outcomes by focusing on child and family welfare: identifying specific needs, expanding service availability, and improving quality-of-life for children at risk for entering the foster care system.