For more than 40 years, Namaqua Center has provided care, counseling, treatment and healing to our most vulnerable children. These children may have lived through trauma, have severe behavior challenges or have a diagnosable mental illness. Each child is unique, and so are their needs. At Namaqua, our children-centered, community based programs assist children and families in developing and maintaining stability and healthy levels of functioning.
Grandfamily Support Program
The GrandFamily Support Program provides ongoing case management and systems navigation services to assist grandparents raising grandchildren in accessing community services and supports for both adults and children. Monthly support group facilitation, quarterly topic specific presentations and bi-annual Parenting a Second Time Around education programs are also provided. Pro-social family centered activities and social events are offered to grand families throughout the year to enhance peer support and information sharing.
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Family Support Services
Family Support Coaching – Coaches are assigned to a youth based on common interests and compatibility. Coaches will work with the youth in their home and community to address goals and practice skills identified by the youth, family and therapist. Interventions are based on the unique needs of each youth and family and may involve one on one coaching, parental support, and community based activities.
Wondercamp is a skill building program for young clients with serious mental illness who require structure and support during extended school holidays. Through clinical groups, games and activities children are provided an opportunity to practice social skills and receive immediate feedback on their behaviors and interactions.
Respite provides a break for families of children with high risk behavioral and mental health issues. Children have opportunity to participate in fun, age appropriate activities with their peers while their adult caretakers can step away from providing for the ongoing needs of their child and care for themselves.
The SPOT is an after school program for adolescent clients that provides a safe place to learn new skills and tools to enhance their lives. Clients work on identifying personal strengths and challenges, building social supports and expanding the skills needed to maneuver through the world with a serious mental illness.