FACES SF Family Support Program is a family-centric program with the objective of strengthening San Francisco families and communities by delivering activities and services that promote wellness, development, and stability. Our holistic approach at FACES SF gives us the unique opportunity to positively impact the early lives of our students and support our families. Our team consists of mental health professionals, committed to empowering and supporting our youth and families. Our services are currently offered at our Bayview and Masonic locations, and our experienced staff works closely with parents and teachers to promote continuity of care and multidisciplinary collaboration.
As in-person gathering limitations begin to lift, we are working towards giving families access to parent/child activities and interactive tools such as support groups, adult/child playgroups, and parent education programs and workshops.
In Classroom Support
As an in-house program, Family Support Services provides vital assistance in the classroom by working with individual students through transitional periods throughout the day, and by facilitating in-class activities and interventions to promote social-emotional development.
Community Connections and Family Engagement
Our program creates a supportive network, assists with problem-solving skills, and improves communication skills by offering referrals, parent engagement opportunities, and family and community workshops.
We practice diverse, trauma-informed, and compassion-focused therapeutic approaches in case management and counseling for children and families. Evidence-based practices, such as play therapy, art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment work, and mindfulness-based techniques are used to address crises and to build on the skills strengths of our youth and families.