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Mental Health Services

All children and youth served by Alternative Family Services are learning how to cope with the events that precipitated their coming into foster care. Every foster child endures a different level of personal grief and trauma with the loss caused by the separation from their family. AFS family therapists provide two forms of mental health services to foster youth and families:

AFS specializes in providing mental health services in the foster care environment. Often services take place in the foster home or at a convenient location in the community. The services are coordinated, integrated and customized to best address client needs.


The most prevalent mental health conditions treated by AFS mental health practitioners include:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Abuse related trauma
  • Disruptive disorders (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Disrupted family relationships