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                           While the symbolic family system and family circle attract
                           an extraordinary response from both functioning and
                           dysfunctioning neighborhood youth, a small percentage
                           of youth and families do respond to more traditional
                           mental health services. For such clients, individual,
                           group and family therapies are provided by
                           experienced clinicians.

 

 

Consistent with the Unitas model, in addition to traditional diagnostic psychosocial assessment procedures and treatment planning, emphasis is placed on mobilization of all natural social network influences found to bear on problem resolution by involving individuals who are significant in the child's life in the treatment process such as teachers, close neighbors, relatives and caretakers.

 
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Unitas provides consultation and human relations training to teachers, community residents, clergy, human service workers and neighborhood youth to help them develop therapeutic community structures and psychological skills for more effective work among their own clientele.  
     


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