Community Based Specialty Division
Five Acres’ Community Based Specialty Division (CBS) Five Acres’ Community Based Specialty (CBS) Division offers several specialty programs including Deaf Services, PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), Wraparound, Full Service Partnership- IFCCS (Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services), and Foster Family Program. While our CBS staff are able to provide traditional mental health services, we also focus on providing specialized preventative and early intervention services to keep children safely in the home, facilitate family reunification, prevent the need for out-of-home placements and improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve. CBS serves all ages, youth to adult. Our specialty programs include:
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT therapists teach parents the skills necessary to manage their child’s severe behavior problems. Parents are coached and practice specific skills during therapy until they master them and their children’s behavior improves.
A team-based approach providing locally based community support systems to help children and their families continue to thrive.
Established in 1991, Five Acres’ Deaf Services program was the first of its kind. Today, Five Acres remains the sole provider of community-based counseling to deaf individuals in Los Angeles County.
Deeply committed to effective communication, our therapeutic services are delivered by Spanish-speaking and American Sign Language-speaking professionals who understand the unique needs, strengths, values and culture of Deaf clients and families. Our therapists work directly with children, teens and their families/teachers to address issues such as depression, bullying, divorce, school tragedies and other crises. Therapy is linguistically and culturally sensitive, focused on improving relationships, reducing problematic behaviors and helping individuals express, cope with and overcome life’s stresses. Additionally, we provide consultation and referrals, parent education and client advocacy. To learn more about Five Acres Deaf Services, click here.
Full Service Partnership, Intensive Field Capable Clinical Services (IFCCS)
A team-based approach providing locally based community support systems to help children and their families continue to thrive. IFCCS is designed to build the strengths of children, youth, and their families and thereby preserve the family’s integrity and decrease inpatient hospitalizations, out of home placement, and/or placement in juvenile detention centers.
Foster Family Program
Our foster family mental health programs provides mental health services specifically for children and families in foster care. These services focus on strengthening families through permanency, safety, and well-being.