community education and advocacy
FamilyTrea Community Discussion and Education
Our FamilyTrea Community Discussion and Education program facilitates growth in health education through discussion on relevant community topics. We create a safe place for in-depth discussions with our community, and encourage all attendees to learn and grow together. Topics of discussion may include trauma, mental health, opioid use, suicide warnings, family support, etc.
The program is offered every second Saturday in Arnold from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. A light breakfast is provided, and all attendees are entered to win a gift card.
We provide school liaisons, master's
level counseling and social work
professionals, to area schools and colleges.
School liaisons provide the following:
- Free individual or group counseling for students at the school
- Psycho-educational presentations in the classroom
- Staff, faculty, and parent consultation
- Support for individual education plans (IEP’s) as needed
- Collaboration with physician for medication management
Crisis response and assessment for students at risk of suicide or harm
- Behavioral Health Educational programming for CARE Teams, parent teacher organizations, etc
- Family support and resources along with appropriate referrals for family system wellness
- Training for school staff on topics including trauma awareness, resilience, classroom strategies, grief, anxiety, etc.
- Referrals to mental health services, dental care, and primary care
- School-based day treatment program
A signed caregiver consent form is required for services. Counselors coordinate with teachers and the school liaisons for a convenient time to meet with the student. A school liaison will refer students to community resources if the circumstances cannot be effectively served in a school-based setting.
Supervised Visitation Program
The Supervised Visitation Program provides supervision services for families required to participate in court-ordered visitations. Our vision is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and neutral visitation experience for families. The program can provide more intensive, therapeutic services for families in need of parent-child relationship building skills.
- Monitored visitation refers to parent-child contact where a third-party is nearby, monitoring on a screen, or behind a two-way mirror.
- Supervised visits are monitored by trained advocates for the safety and comfort of all parents.
- Therapeutic supervised visitation allows families to work with the program clinician on strengthening the parent-child relationship. Structured activities are selected for each visit.
- All services are provided by professionally trained staff specialized in assisting families in maximizing parent-child interactions. When indicated or requested, staff are able to assist families in obtaining referrals for more intensive services.
COMTREA provides classes to help parents who are separating or divorcing understand the impact this may have on their children. Class content teaches how to minimize disruption and confusion children may experience as a result of separation or divorce. Supportive Parents is a two-hour course with classes scheduled monthly in Arnold and Festus.
This class assists parents with understanding and minimizing the negative consequences that kids may experience from their parents’ separation or divorce. Supportive Parents provides education on the mediation and parenting process, and reviews common scenarios of divorce or separation. Jefferson County courts require parents to complete this course, as needed.
Registration must be completed 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the class. Participants who register after the deadline will not be permitted to attend.
Jefferson County courts require both parents to take a class. Individuals involved in the same case cannot attend the same class.
No. Participants in the same case are scheduled in different classes to increase comfort with openly discussing situations they may have with the other parent. If parents register for the same class, we will contact the parent who registered last to choose a different date.
Not at this time.
Yes. The charge will be an additional $50 for each additional person who attends (cash or check to COMTREA only).
Participants will receive a confirmation letter at the end of the completed class.
Confirmation is sent within 5 business days.
Contact the court to find out if you need to take the class.
Food and drink are not provided, but please feel free to bring your own.
Counseling and mediation are not part of Supportive Parents. A mediator will be court-appointed by the judge. Counseling services are available at COMTREA and can be accessed at the COMTREA Welcome Center. There are a limited number of daily assessments available that are assigned first to those in most urgent need.
In response to increasing suicide rates, COMTREA adopted the ZERO Suicide Model, placing the safety of our clients and community as a top priority. Clients are screened for suicide risks during each visit. Our trained staff will develop a comprehensive plan to ensure safety, emotional well-being, and increased supports that may help during a crisis.
NEED HELP NOW?
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text HOME to 741741
Visit our walk-in Welcome Center
COMTREA is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Organization in the State of Missouri