Community Impact

Nurturing Families of Tennessee

Parenting Education Services are funded by the Department of Children’s Services, which serves families for 16 weeks through in-home parenting and education. Families Free provides this program to families with children at risk for going into foster care through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Therapeutic Family Services

Through this service, Families Free provides families with skill building, teaching and modeling of life concepts, advocacy, and crisis management.  This may include:  character education, life development, anger management, parent education, drug and alcohol intervention, shoplifting and theft intervention, communication and conflict resolution training, truancy intervention, and resource linkage to other community agencies.

First Judicial District Felony Recovery Court

Families Free holds the contract for the First Judicial District Felony Recovery Court. We provide evidenced based, holistic treatment for individuals involved with the criminal justice system rooted in substance use. Research demonstrates recovery courts reduce crime, save money, and restore families.


Therapeutic Family Violence Intervention Services

The spectrum of Family Violence Intervention Services includes skill building, teaching and modeling of life concepts, advocacy, crisis management, and conflict reduction/domestic violence training.  Based on Family Behavior Therapy, this behavioral treatment aims to reduce family violence and the underlying contributing factors.

Therapeutic Family Visitation Services

The menu of this programming includes a provision of a wide spectrum of services individualized to respond to the needs of the child and family, with an emphasis on flexibility and direct relationship to the needs which will provide the best prospects for family unity/reunification.  Parents will receive instructive feedback and guidance concerning each visit.  The referring case manager will receive feedback describing the visit, detailing its strengths and needs.

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