ABC15 News Special Report: Raising Teens – An Interview with JWBC

Click here to watch the accompanying video.

The teenage years are a time of dramatic changes in the way kids think and act.

Experts say brain development can lead to behavioral and psychological changes, and as parents, you might find yourselves butting heads more often than not.

Studies show family relationships are a key source of influence for teenagers.

ABC 15 is working for you to help strengthen those relationships and ease the frustrations of raising a teen.

“Disrespectful behaviors, acting out behaviors, and a lot of it is verbal aggression,” said Kim Parsons, JusticeWorks Behavioral Care.

If you recognize any of these behaviors, you might have a teenager.



JusticeWorks Behavioral Care Awarded License to Provide Therapeutic Foster Care

 

Therapeutic Foster Care Family

 

JusticeWorks Behavioral Care was recently awarded a Child Placing Agency license by the Department of Social Services.  Many thanks to Executive Director, Tomeika Martin, and TFC Program Director Nikita Davis for their hard work making this service a reality.  We are pleased to offer therapeutic foster care giving some of South Carolina’s most vulnerable children a place of safety and well-being which ultimately leads to permanency.

Our Therapeutic Foster Care program is an enhanced level of service provided in a home setting.  Children receiving Therapeutic Foster Care services have been identified as having moderate to severe mental health issues and require consistency, structure, and stability to help them excel in the home, school, and community environments.

Therapeutic Foster Care services are provided by highly trained foster parents with the support of JusticeWorks’ clinical staff.  We assist foster parents in having a long-term strategy for the betterment of the child, or children, and provide them with skills to deal with daily challenges.  JWBC supports our TFC parents through training, 24/7 phone or on-site consultation, respite relief when necessary and monthly support groups.

We are excited about the opportunity to offer this service throughout South Carolina.  We have begun recruiting foster families in the Columbia and Florence areas.  Like all of our other programs our goal is to be the premier provider and to achieve positive outcomes.

Click here to learn more about Therapeutic Foster Care.



A Heartfelt Thank You

(An expression of gratitude from one of our own, Tasha Williams, JusticeWorks Behavioral Care, SC).

On February 18, 2016, my family and I had the unfortunate experience of tragedy like none other. Since then, I have learned a number of things. One is that for every hurt and every tear, there will be a hug, a call, an expression of love in some manner. I have long been taught that God will provide for and comfort us, even in our weakest times. The past few weeks has allowed me to experience this in a mighty way.



A Mother’s Letter to JusticeWorks BehavioralCare: Kudos to Amanda Harmon and Kacee Cleveland

(A letter written from a parent to Amanda Harmon, State-wide trainer for JusticeWorks BehavioralCare, regarding her daughter’s successful transformation with assistance from Kacee Cleveland, Behavioral Interventionist).

Jane’s BI is absolutely wonderful! She has the perfect background. She has a great understanding of Jane’s problems, where they stem from and how to change the behaviors. She is a great teacher. I finally understand Jane and have so many more tools to work with. Kacee is reliable and trustworthy. We really thank God for her. She is a true answer to prayer.



Tragedy Strikes Staff Member

Tragedy Strikes Staff MemberWe were all grief stricken to learn of the hideous murder of Darnell Williams, husband of our Beaufort SC staff member Tasha Williams.

Mr. Williams was the victim of an apparent random murder as he prepared to board the boat (at the embarkation) to get to Daufuskie Island where he works.

Mr. Williams was known and respected as a fine, hardworking man devoted to his family and church. Tasha has been a valued member of our South Carolina team for several years.

This unspeakable crime has left Tasha widowed, their 5 children fatherless and their grandchildren will never know their wonderful grandfather.

To assist the family in this terrible time we are accepting donations on their behalf and all will be appreciated and sent directly to them.

You may send your offerings to:

JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
4 Carriage Ln
Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29407

Please keep the Williams family in your prayers.



JusticeWorks Behavioral Care voted 2014 Provider of the year!



JusticeWorks BehavioralCare selected to provide Targeted Case Management!

We are happy to announce JusticeWorks BehavioralCare was selected to provide Targeted Case Management services to the children and families in South Carolina!!! JusticeWorks BehavioralCare will assist eligible individuals with assistance in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services.



Gratitude from a Conway family

(Letter written by a family member.)

Dear Miss Martin,

I would like this email letter to show my appreciation for an excellent job performance Vanessa Grant did. Our family will never forget the motivation, inspiration and encouragement she gave to James at each visit. She is helping James reach his potential and we are grateful for this.

Vanessa has so many dedicated qualities. She should be given a special award for her enthusiasm and love of her job.

I want justice works to know how impressed I am with her professional manner. She did an exceptional job and she should be complimented on this.

Her positive impact always shows on each visit. This is a rare thing to observe. Her hard work, commitment and dedication I would like to bring to your attention. As a result of her efforts James continued to improve. She has made a difference in all our lives.

Justice Works should be proud of your employee. She is an asset to your company.
Please put in her file everyone needs a Vanessa in their life and if so they will be blessed every day.

Sincerely,
Shelly
James’s grandmother

Thank you Shelly for the heartfelt letter of appreciation. We wish all the best for James and the rest of your family.

We thank Vanessa for her “Whatever it takes” spirit to support the families she serves.



JusticeWorks is chosen to join FamilyCorps Affiliate Network!

JusticeWorks is pleased to announce that we have become a member of FamilyCorps affiliate network. As a member of the affiliate networks, JusticeWorks will be facilitating the evidence-based Parents Anonymous® program model.

JusticeWorks will provide Parents Anonymous® Peer Support Groups in Sumter, Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Williamsburg and Horry counties.

Stay tuned for details on time and location for these new Parents Anonymous® Peer Support Groups to meet!



JusticeWorks BehavioralCare Achieves Highest Standard!

On September 16th, 2013, JusticeWorks BehavioralCare received confirmation that it has met all standards for accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA).  The accreditation is valid for 4 years.  COA, based in New York City, is an international accreditation body which focuses on child and family services and behavioral healthcare organizations.