A special congratulations to McHenry County Family Services, which recently won two prestigious awards in recognition for its leadership in the field of behavioral healthcare.

In May, MCFS won the iAward, one of only eight organizations nationally to do so. To be eligible for an iAward, provider organizations must have developed and implemented an innovative practice in either management or process improvement within the previous three years. Recipients are limited to entities engaged in addiction treatment and recovery services.

At McHenry County Family Serives, staff partners with various local entities -  including Family CARE, Juvenile Court Services, special education representatives and local police - to come up with alternative treatment models for troubled youth. As a result, an Intergrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT) program was created in 2008 for high-risk adolescents who have substance abuse and mental health problems. This integrated treatment approach is based on intensive home-based services and provdies a core set of services to youth and their families.

The iAward recognition is on top of the SAMHSA Science to Service Award MCFS received in December 2010, also in recognition of its ICT program.

Congratulations again to MCFS and the great work they do on behalf of troubled teens and their families across our area!


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