At some point in our lives we all need help for one reason or another, and we usually get it from family members or friends. But there are people with serious problems who need professional, structured help. This is why intervention services exist. Whether it’s about children with developmental and emotional problems or with learning disabilities or about addiction, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders or simply car trouble, there are organizations dedicated to supporting communities and the people that live in them.
Though in most cases simple parenting is sufficient, there are form time to time problematic children who require professional assistance. Intervention services focused on child development try to help children with educational challenges or with behavioral problems. They offer assistance to both parents and children, dealing with infancy but adolescence issues as well. Their therapists provide behavior analyses, individual or group and family counseling and psychiatric evaluations. These intervention services offer treatment to children who experience mental health or substance abuse or who have to cope with them inside the family. Some intervention services also try to find homes for orphaned children and offer support to those who want to adopt. They also deal with juvenile delinquency, trying to help teenagers revisit their options and rebuild their lives.
Other intervention services only deal with substance abuse and addiction. Whether it is alcohol, drugs or prescriptions, they offer rehabilitation programs that help clean the mind and body. They also offer counseling for individuals and their families, therapy through activities like painting or horse-riding. It’s important that families be involved in the recuperation of the addict, because in many instances they are, without knowing or without being able to change it, enablers. They too must learn what to do and how to cope with a loved one who suffers from addiction. It’s difficult to say no to a friend, even when you know that saying yes will hurt them, but rehabilitation centers can teach us ways of coping and overcoming such problems.
Centers like the California Rehab Center work with patient and family together and specialize in treating persons who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse. Other centers specialize in dealing with people suffering from eating disorders. They try to correct bulimia or anorexia through regimens, medication and psychiatric evaluations, helping patients recover their health without shocking the weakened organism. Organizations like these adapt their methods according to the patients’ personality or even faith, in order to help them feel safe and comfortable enough to accept change in the way they live.