All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
The Center for Families at Malvern officially opened its doors February 2 at 11:00 am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility, 101 Phoenixville Pike. Chamber of Commerce representatives were in attendance to welcome this new mental health resource to the community.
The Center for Families, the first of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area, is a safe place for teens and families to find support, education and sustainable healing for mental health and substance abuse struggles. Staffed by clinicians with more than 100 years of combined experience in the field of adolescent mental health, the Center walks parents and teens through all stages of the healing process and addresses each family’s specific needs.
“The research illustrates that parent involvement in treatment is the single largest indicator for positive outcomes,” says Caroline Fenkel, MSS, LSW, Manager of the Center for Families. “This important research, combined with my own experience providing direct clinical care to local families, has crystallized the need for the Center in this community.”
With suicide rates on the rise, tripling since 1999 among girls 10 to 14, (with the second highest increase among boys of the same age), ready access to tools for mental health and sustainable healing has become increasingly important, Fenkel says. The Center offers parent-to-parent support groups for parents of children in treatment, therapy, and recovery, as well as teen support groups educating teens in substance use awareness, emotional self-regulation, and healthy coping skills. The Center also provides clinical therapy and educational workshops.
“At the Center for Families, we embrace families with open arms,” says Jamison Monroe, Jr., founder of the Center. “We subvert the stigma and shame associated with mental health struggles and substance abuse by providing our community with compassion and connection.”
For more information about the Center for Families at Malvern, call 610-228-0670 or visit https://www.centerforfams.com.