Maui Youth and Family Services

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Maui Youth and Family Services empower youth and families challenged with behavioral health issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community. Maui Youth and Family Services provides youth with opportunities to succeed within a safe and supportive environment. Maui Youth and Family Services is located at Makawao, Hawaii.

Maui Youth and Family Services Focus:

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

What does Maui Youth and Family Services offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Maui Youth and Family Services Highlights:

Maui Youth and Family Services creates a Project Venture. Project Venture is a free evidence and strength-based outdoor experiential program available to middle-school-age youth at Kalama Intermediate and Maui Waena Intermediate that increases self esteem and encourages positive youth development, healthy communication and quality relationships. By focusing on individuals’ positive attributes and providing young people with the tools, knowledge and positive experiences needed to make healthy choices, they can reduce the risk of drug and alcohol use (and other risky behaviors) among their youth.
Individualized treatment for 12-17 year-olds that includes clinical supervision, individual and family counseling, group therapy, education about addiction as well as activities and recreational excursions that reflect Hawaiian cultural values.
Their comprehensive approach includes identifying potential underlying reasons for the individual’s behavior (substance abuse, mental health or trauma issues) and assessing the family’s needs as well as the adolescent’s educational needs (general education, credit recovery or GED attainment).
Private
Support, direction and assistance to homeless youth (ages 16-21) in the community so they can become successful young adults. Counselors help with finding safe and stable housing as well as connecting with community resources (Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center, Family Life Center, etc.), exploring and developing educational and employment goals, accessing health/dental insurance, finding a job, learning budgeting and financial skills, etc. And perhaps, most importantly, our counselors are there whenever someone needs help or just a person to listen.

Accreditation:

  • CARF

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children