Youth, Individual, & Family Early Intervention programs
Our early intervention program is offered for youths, adults, and their families who are experiencing problems with ATODs (Alcohol, Tobacco, and/or Other Drugs). The program consists of ten sessions, meeting once a week. The sessions are from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Our Monday night family group is for children, adolescents, and individuals who attend with family members. Our Tuesday night group is for adults only, individuals on Diversion or Probation as well as adults from other referral sources. We use videos, group discussion, role play, work sheets, self assessments, and many other experiential activities.
To enroll in the program, an intake is required. At the intake, the assessment is given, required participation forms completed, and fee is set. We encourage family participation, whether it is one of the adults or one of the children in the family who is referred here. Therefore, the fee is on a sliding scale based on the annual income of the family and however additional family members attend at no additional charge. An intake and closure report is sent to the referral source as well as any other pertinent information as appropriate.
Our referrals come from many sources in the local and surrounding counties such as: Adult and Teen Courts, Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments, Schools, Department of Child Services, EAPs, Treatment and other Health Providers, and a few others, as well as Self Referrals. Our sessions include topics such as: Basic Drug Information, Risk & Protective factors, Stages to Addiction, Family Roles, Shame & Addiction, Stress Management, Anger Management, Communication, Media Influence, Decision Making, and others. Please email for more information.
The Journey-Outpatient Program
Fees for the program are based on a sliding scale thanks to support from the surrounding local communities, including Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Floyd County Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Task Force, Clark County Youth Coalition, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and Harrison County Community Foundation.
Our Place, recognizing the need for chemical dependency treatment options for youth and adults in Southern Indiana offers The Journey Program, an outpatient program for adolescents and adults. This treatment program incorporates Seeking Safety, which is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an evidence-based outpatient program.
The staff involved in The Journey program are certified and or licensed addiction and prevention professionals and are experienced working with adolescents and families. This program recognizes the challenges that youth and adults experience in returning to a drug-free life and the challenge of staying drug-free. It is a journey with many obstacles but also many rewards.
Addiction should never be taken lightly. We at Our Place understand this is a devastating disease that will not only destroy the emotional and physical life of the individual, but will seriously impact the family as well. We also understand that the family is a unit and must be treated together for the greatest chance for recovery for all involved. Referrals are encouraged from schools, juvenile justice system, counseling/treatment agencies, clergy and families. Please e-mail here for more information.
Families In Transition
Separation, divorce and custodial issues are difficult and stressful times of change for parents, taking a toll on them mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically. That stress can impair their ability to meet the needs of their children, who are also experiencing pain and loss. During this transition, children need time and support from their parents to regain the stability they require to be happy and healthy. The “Families in Transition” (FIT) program is designed to help parents facilitate positive parent-child communication and to help both parents and children cope more effectively with problems resulting from the changes they are facing.
This two-session class fulfills the local courts’ requirements to attend an initial parenting seminar, as well as the parent-only class requirement in Jefferson County, KY. Classes will be facilitated by a certified Masters-level instructor. Each parent must attend both classes to receive a certificate and parents cannot register for the same class as the other parent.
Because this program is no longer grant-funded, the fee is $40 which includes a workbook. Please call 812-945-3400, ext. 110 for more information or to register for the class.
The 2019 sets of classes are scheduled to be held at Our Place located at 400 E. Spring Street in New Albany on:
Additional classes will be added as needed.
Street parking is available- please do not use business parking lots
The program format consists of 10 weekly 2-hour group sessions meeting at Our Place, located at 400 E. Spring Street in New Albany.
Parents will be scheduled for an intake appointment to meet the group leader, receive program information and complete a child behavior checklist for each child. This checklist will be completed again upon the program's completion to help document the program's effectiveness.
Each session consists of a short presentation, skill demonstration, and opportunities to practice the skill presented. Master's level professionals lead each group.
The program will be offered to mothers and fathers in separate groups.
Please call (812-945-3400, ext. 110) or email for the next session of this program. The Mother’s group typically meets on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the Father's group on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m..
Because this program is partially grant-funded through DMHA* at this time, parents are responsible only for the cost of the ten workbooks ($65).
This program will develop the skills of the parents to increase the child’s bond with that parent and increase their feelings of security. The parents learn how to model positive parenting skills impacting that child's development, which will continue even into early adulthood - and ultimately that child's parenting skills,which impacts the next generation as well!
*Funding for New Beginnings Programs provided by FSSA/Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) through the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant CFDA 93.959.
The New Beginnings Program (NBP) is a longer program for parents who want more information and support as they parent their children through a troubling event such as divorce, separation, or custody issues.
The NBP assists parents in restructuring their family with skills that help strengthen their bonds with their children so the children feel valued and important as members of their new family unit.
We welcome parents who voluntarily choose to take the class, as well as those who are court-ordered to attend.
Parents will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship, the effectiveness of discipline, and reduce exposure to parental conflict, all of which support healthy child development.