Transitions’ child and adolescent services assist children who are struggling with self-esteem issues … depression … social anxiety… conduct/behavioral problems… family problems… or who have difficulties relating to peers.
Our services for youth build on the strengths of the child and family and help them become more resilient in overcoming life challenges. Transitions in Quincy, Illinois is passionately committed to helping children and adolescents.
We believe it is important to involve family (parents and caregivers) when treating a child and encourage the involvement of parents and significant people in a child’s life in the services provided.
Crisis Intervention Services
Crisis intervention services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
Crisis intervention and assessment services are provided to youth who are demonstrating severe emotional/behavioral problems and/or whose placement (either with family or in alternative care) is in jeopardy. To access crisis intervention services for children and youth, call our 24-hour hotline at (217) 222-1166.
“They taught me how, as a parent, to help a child through troubled times.”
~ Parent of a child served at Transitions
Counseling and Therapy Services
Counseling and therapy services tend to be brief services designed to reduce symptoms of emotional distress and to help the child and family learn
strategies to cope with the problems identified. Individual and family counseling and therapy services are provided.
Psychiatric services include psychiatric evaluation and medication evaluation and follow-up. The agency has a Board Certified child and adolescent psychiatrist available to meet the psychiatric needs of youth.
Karen* was a divorced, single mother raising two teenage daughters when she came to Transitions. Karen had been referred to Transitions by the local probation department after her younger daughter got into minor legal trouble. At the time Karen came to us she stated that she no longer felt in control and that her daughters were “running the show”. In addition to her younger daughter’s legal problems, her older daughter had gotten pregnant at age 16 and was raising her baby while living with her mother. The older daughter had also had some minor legal difficulties. Karen described much conflict in the home. She realized that if there were to be improvements in her relationships with her daughters, she, too, needed to make some changes. Services began with her younger daughter and then Karen participated in individual counseling. Karen realized that as a parent she had given her daughters an unhealthy degree of control within the family. With her counselor’s help, she started to learn ways she could regain control. She established appropriate house rules, yet let her daughters make decisions that were appropriate for them to make. She realized that she could help them learn responsibility by letting them learn from their mistakes, rather than protecting them or getting angry with them. After participating in individual and family counseling services at Transitions, Karen is more effectively managing her home … she and her daughters are getting along much better … and her daughters are making better decisions.
This is an actual story of a family served at Transitions. Names have been changed to protect the consumers’ identities.