The Family Strengthening Center

The Family Strengthening Center at Family Programs Hawaii, in affiliation with the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, is a non-profit Community Mental Health Center that provides services to culturally, socially, and economically diverse children and their families.  The mission of the Center is to promote healthy development of children by strengthening their families through a multidisciplinary approach.  This is accomplished in collaboration with many other organizations and agencies that address the healthy development of children.  Through the Center’s multidisciplinary staff, the Family Strengthening Center provides an array of services that address the developmental needs of children and assist their families to facilitate healthy development.




Eligibility

Referrals from DHS. Center fees are paid through grants, sliding scale fees, and all major health insurances, including Quest.

Location

Statewide

Services

EVALUATIONS
Comprehensive Clinical Psychological Evaluations (Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Adult)
Multidisciplinary Team Needs/Treatment Assessment
Multidisciplinary Team Risk Assessments
Psychological Family Risk Evaluations
Developmental Psychological Evaluations
Family Systems Psychological Evaluations
Child Parent Relationship Assessments
Psychoeducational Evaluations
Developmental Disabilities Evaluation
Forensic Psychological Evaluations
Placement Psychological Evaluations

EXPERT COURT TESTIMONY AND CONSULTATION
Best Interest of the Child
Attachment Issues
Placement Issues for Children
Permanency Placement
Psychological Disorders
Child Maltreatment Risk Factors and Impact of Child Maltreatment

VISITATION AND TRANSITIONAL SERVICES
Therapeutic Child-Parent Visitations
Reunification Transitional Counseling Services
Termination of Parental Rights Counseling Services
Family Separation and Change of Placement Counseling Services

Funding

US Department of Education
Family Programs Hawaii
Argosy University

Dr. Steven Choy

Director
I love being given the opportunity to teach parents how to understand their children and feel empowered on a daily basis to know they can be great parents. Our methods are effective and the behavior problems of children decrease and the parent-child relationship improves.
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