Counseling Services are offered to all Casa Kids and families in each of Casa de Amparo’s programs. Outpatient services are also provided for children and families facing individual or family stressors and/or mental health issues.
Counseling staff guide, advocate for, and support children and families participating in Casa de Amparo’s programs to help treat the effects of child abuse and neglect, and stop generational cycles of abuse.
Casa Kids, prenatal through 18 years old, who have been traumatized by child abuse or neglect, stay at the Casa Kids Campus, a safe and nurturing setting on 11.4 acres of land in San Marcos, California.
Each Casa Kid receives comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to their individual physical, social, emotional, developmental, and educational needs, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible.
Young Parent Network is designed to address the needs of pregnant and parenting youth through the age of 25, who are struggling with trauma, substance use, or the emotional, financial, and personal demands of being a parent.
The goal of the program is to increase the health, safety and well-being of Casa Kids and families by following evidence-based practices to assure a safe home environment, develop positive parenting skills, and teach healthy ways of coping with stress.
Casa Kids, ages 18 to 25, who are foster and former foster youth, can participate in New Directions, a transitional housing program that equips youth with the necessary skills and resources to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living.
The Child Development Center provides childcare and therapeutic family support for Casa Kids, 18 months to 5 years old, and their families. These families are experiencing significant stress and are at-risk of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. They desire to develop healthy relationships and nurturing parenting skills. The Child Development Center also offers specialized military support for enrolled families.
Family Visitation provides a neutral supervised setting for Casa Kids up to 17 years old who have been separated from their parents as a result of divorce, separation, child abuse or neglect. The program facilitates regular visits, positive interactions, reduction of stress and trauma, and reunification, if appropriate.