Family Services

Services are provided by the Academys licensed Social Workers to complement those already in place by referring or community agencies.  Family Service Social Workers function as the main contact person between Whitney and involved individuals and service systems.  The identified Social Worker facilitates ongoing contact through telephone and mail communication, on-grounds visits and, as appropriate, planned off-grounds and home visits.

An initial family assessment is completed when a student is admitted.  Following the assessment, a plan is formulated which may include the following:

    • Education for the family regarding placement and treatment concerns


    • Coordination and evaluation of visitation and family contact


    • Coordination of services with other agencies in order to meet families needs relative to student treatment
    • Supportive services to families regarding reunification or alternative planning