BST (Basic Skills Training): Staff works one-on-one with individuals to provide rehabilitative interventions that target concrete skills training such as; monitoring for safety, basic living skills, household management, self-care, social skills, communications skills, parent education, organization skills and time management, and transitional living skills. This service is tailored to the needs of the client and is provided in a variety of settings, including in the community and/or client's home.
PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation Workers): Staff works one-on-one with individuals to provide rehabilitative interventions that target specific behaviors. These services may include; behavioral management and counseling, conflict and anger management, interpersonal skills, interventions with schools and social service systems, parent and family training and counseling, community transition and integration, and self-management. Services are tailored to the specific needs of the clients and are provided in the community and/or client's home.
Therapy: Licensed MFT and LCSW therapist work with individuals and families to resolve therapeutic needs.
Parenting Training: In-home and in-office trainings offered to all those interested. Topics include community resources, positive parenting, positive discipline, coping skills, and stress management to name a few. (In-home parent training offered free to parents whose children are recipients of services with Shining Star). Low cost ($5 to $10 per session or $25/month for unlimited trainings) are offered in office. See Parent Training tab for additional information.
Supervised Visitation: Parent trainers can help coach parents while supervising visits between the natural parents and children.
Independent Living Skills Class For Foster Youth: Shining Star is contracted with the Department of Family Services (DFS) to provide all the independent living skills classes for foster youth age 14 and over. Classes help youth with housing, employment skills, education choices, money management, and community resources.
Safe at Home: Shining Star is a provider of Safe at Home services through DFS. Our safety managers work with families in home on issues surrounding impending danger to children. In this program children are able to reunify with their families with a safety manager in place, whereas they otherwise would need to remain in foster care.