Our Services

Behavioral Health Services

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    Counseling - for individuals, couples, families and groups  to address: 

Stress * Anxiety * Depression * Low Self-Esteem * Relationship Conflicts * Marital Conflicts * Family Conflicts * Parenting* Separation/Loss * Divorce * Death/ Bereavement * Spirituality *Identity Issues * Alternative Lifestyle * Cultural transitions * Economic Crises  * 

Trauma-Informed Counseling - to address:  Sexual Abuse * Intimate Partner Violence * Assault * Robberies * Witnessing Violence or Disasters * Traumatic Losses  

Psycho-educational Services - for abuser intervention and anger management 

Special Therapeutic Groups - for grief, domestic violence, etc.

Service Coordination

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       Basic Needs - help with obtaining food, shelter, clothing 

       Financial Assistance - help with finding              sources for eviction assistance and cut-off       notices and temporary cash assistance 

           Career Development - referrals to programs for those seeking employable skills

Employee Assistance

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       Employee Assistance - workplace adjustment for employees  

       Crisis Response Services - to address death of    employees, disasters, robberies, downsizing 

       Workshops for Management and Staff - team     building, addressing productivity issues, etc.

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sERVICES FOR sURVIVORS OF hOMICIDE

Survivors of Homicide Restoration Services (SOHRS)

Generations Familiy Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded agrant from the Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to provide grief counseling support and service coordinator to survivors of homicide victims within the Northern, Northwestern and Western police districts of Baltimore City.


Losing a loved one to homicide is the hardest circumstance that anyone has to go through. The horrific crime can shatter lives if we allow it to. It takes an immense amount of courage and strength to go through life with this loss. Survivors of homicide may feel hurt, afraid, angry, or depressed after experiencing the loss of a loved one to homicide. We are here to help you through the process of grieving and rebuilding. We are aware that we cannot completely remove the grief and pain you are suffering with, but we can assure that you are not alone in this.  Survivors of homicide may experience a wide range of responses that can be triggered by people, places, sights, and sounds long after the trauma transpired. 


  

This program is made possible in part by:                      

Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention

"The Living Room"

Pictured above is the "Living Room" which is a room dedicated to helping survivors process their grief and loss due to the death of a loved one by homicide.  Please feel free to contact us if you know of someone  who is a survivor of a homicide victim residing in the service catchment area.  Call (410) 225-3504 for more information or an appointment.

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Trauma Intervention and Prevention Services (TIPS)

REACTIONS & EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO TRAUMA


The majority of children who are identified as having been exposed to violence never receive services or treatment to stabilize, regain their normal developmental path, restore their safety, and heal their social and emotional wounds. Treatment should not be optional or a luxury, but a necessity. Children who have been exposed to violence suffer from severe problems with anxiety, depression, anger, grief and post-traumatic stress that can damage their relationships and family life and limit their success in school or work, not only in childhood but throughout their adult lives. Without services or treatment, even children who seem resilient still bear the emotional scars that may cause them to experience health and psychological problems years and decades later.[1]


The primary goal of GFS is to be one place that people in need of support can turn in these troubled times so that they might have hope and not feel tempted to resort to unhealthy options to survive. The TIPS project will support, specifically, children and their families who attend the Martin Luther King Elementary/Middle School (MLK).


Additionally, children not attending MLK, but reside within the GFS catchment area who are deemed at-risk for or having been exposed to violence or trauma can be referred to the main office for counseling support and service coordination.

    

[1]https://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/

cev-rpt-full.pdf.2012/12/02



This program is made possible in part by:                   

Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention




Services provide by TIPS include the following:

  · Individual Counseling for        Adults/Adolescents/Children

· Family Counseling

· Group Counseling


To support persons experiencing the following:

Emotional Reactions such as:

· Grief 

· Feeling unsafe 

· Fear, anxiety, disorientation

· Shock, disbelief

· Emotional mood swings

· Flashbacks

· Worrying

· Nightmares

· Feelings of helplessness or panic

· Self-blame/survivor guilt

· Isolation 

· Feelings of betrayal

· Concern about burdening others

· Avoidance of anything that reminds you of the trauma


Cognitive/Behavioral Reactions 

such as:

· Difficulty concentrating

· Learning difficulties

· Aggressive or non-compliance

· Intrusive thoughts/images

· Separation anxiety

· Social withdrawal


Physical Reactions such as:

· Aches and pains

· Changes in sleep patterns

· Sudden Sweating/Heart palpitations

· Shortness of breath

· Loss of appetite or overeating

· Bed-wetting/soiling

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