Family Pathways


Are you feeling like you have tried everything to help your child and don't know where to turn?

Both the family and the home are places of safety—where one finds strength, love, courage, and peace. When severe child and adolescent behavioral issues arise, the family unit breaks down and fails to fulfill this fundamental role. In many situations, putting your family back together isn’t a consideration—it’s a necessity. Behavior Management Systems offers a specialized Family Pathways program aimed at creating stability and accord within the family unit. Financial Assistance Available!

What is Family Pathways?

Family Pathways is a family counseling program providing intensive and comprehensive services geared towards child and adolescent behavioral issues and emotional problems. Therapy can be provided to an individual or as a family unit with children 0 – 18 years of age. The mission of Family Pathways is to assess the needs of young children, youths, and adolescents with a resourceful, concentrated, and culturally sensitive family counseling program. We have funding solutins for most every circumstance.

Family Pathways:
Reaching Out To…

…my child is out of control, I don't know what to do…

…the teen-ager who is cutting and not acting like himself/herself…

…my child who always throw temper tantrums and is defiant…

These child and adolescent behavioral issues, and their families, need help beyond the scope of typical outpatient counseling. They need intensive family counseling programs and outreach services. When you don't know where to turn, call us: 605-343-7262. Or to speak to our Family Pathways supervisor, Jeff, call 605-721-5787.

Families with children ages 0-18 years old may be eligible to use Family Pathways services. The focus of the Family Pathways counseling program is to work with the entire family. Therapy can be provided to an individual or as a family unit.

Our Services

Family Pathways counselors work in the families’ homes, the children’s schools, at all of our office locations, and in other community locations to make sure these young people get intensive and comprehensive counseling and support services from a variety of service providers. Family Pathways is designed specifically to keep troubled families together by addressing both child and adolescent behavioral issues. This includes:

Services for Young Children (0-10 Years)

  • Attachment Work
  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Assessments
  • Love & Logic Techniques
  • Parent/Child Interactive Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

Services for Adolescents (11-18 Years)

  • Academic Support & Guidance
  • Anger Management
  • Coaching in Vivo
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Corrective Thinking
  • Group Therapy
  • Identity & Self-Concept/Self-Esteem Exploration
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Individual & Family Therapy
  • Insight Therapy
  • Narrative/Existential Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Problem Solving Methods
  • Psycho Education
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Role Playing
  • Sensory Education
  • Skill Building Approach
  • Supportive Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What’s Next?

Anyone concerned about mental wellness or child and adolescent behavioral issues can refer a child or family. Families, daycares, schools, law enforcement, corrections, physical health care providers, and military personnel are encouraged to contact Behavior Management Systems. Referrals and inquiries are handled through our receptionist staff—they can be reached by calling the office nearest you. Or if you have questions and want to find out more if this service can help your child, call Jeff at 605-721-5787.

Contact BMS

Behavior Management Systems is a non-profit community mental health organization providing outpatient services to children, families, adults, and seniors. BMS does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or age. We accept most major insurance plans.

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