Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood isolated from the system. We approach treatment from a systems approach; understanding that the “whole” is greater than the sum of its parts. The system of the family is not the sum of the individual personalities but the ongoing interaction between them.
We believe that the core components of helping families heal, begins with providing a “good ground” understanding, education, and a targeted approach that can benefit the family system. Working with children and adolescents requires that a family system approach is used in order for change to occur within the family. It is usually the child’s behavioral problem(s) that bring attention to unhealthy patterns of interactions within the family, thus bringing attention to unhealthy or harmful conditions. The family system requires realignment in order to return to homeostasis; therefore, we believe that children cannot change until the parent/caregiver changes.
Good Ground’s system of care includes providing an array of services that includes a coordinated network of local inter-agency collaboration (i.e.; Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Family and Children Services, etc.); with each family's unique values we will create a service/recovery plan that is both family-focused and community-based. Services are coordinated through systems of care ranging from, substance abuse services, juvenile justice system, health care and respite care, and support groups. We accomplish this through quality services, integrity of both the families and service providers; respecting differences within the agency and families we serve.