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Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

FamilyMenders provides services in Georgia DFCS Regions 1 and 3. If you have a service need outside of these regions please contact us.

 

How to submit a referral

DFCS Case Managers please complete a referral in SHINES.

Once approved by the DFCS supervisor, please send FamilyMenders a copy of the SHINES Service Authorization.

Send Counseling, Assessment and Crisis Referrals to office@familymenders.org
Send Parenting, Behavioral Aide, Supervised Visitation and Transport referrals to office2@familymenders.org

Once the Service Authorization is received by FamilyMenders a list of questions will be emailed to the DFCS Case Manager to ensure the best assignment possible for your case. Then we will assign a FamilyMenders Care Manager and send an email confirmation with the contact details.

If you have any questions about the referral process or SHINES codes please call FamilyMenders at 706-965-3160.

Purchase Order Foster Home Development
  • Impact Classes

  • Safe Assessments

  • ICPC Home Evaluation

UAS Code 518 Wraparound
  • Crisis Intervention (behavioral management or disruption prevention)

  • Transportation

  • In-Home Case Management

  • Parent Aide/Education

  • Behavioral Aide

  • Supervised Visitation

  • In-Home Intensive Treatment (Counseling)

  • Family Team Meeting Facilitation

  • Emergency Supervision

  • Life Books

UAS Code 571 Homestead
  • Counseling

  • Behavioral Aide

  • Transportation

  • Crisis Intervention

UAS Code 551 Early Intervention
  • Parenting Education/Parent Aide/Resource Connection

UAS Code 511 CCFA
  • CCFA - Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment

  • Kinship/Relative RCA - Home Evaluations

UAS Code 521 PUP
  • Domestic Violence Assessment

  • Parental Fitness/ Parenting Skills Assessment

  • Substance Abuse Assessment

  • Counseling

  • Hair Follicle Drug Testing

  • Urine Drug Tests

  • Oral Swab Drug Tests

  • Sweat Patch Drug Tests

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Psychosexual Evaluation

  • Trauma Assessment

  • Bonding/Attachment Assessment

UAS Code 573 Parent Aide
  • Parenting/Parenting Classes

Having trouble making a referral?
Please contact us for assistance.

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Georgia Insurance - Mental Health Services

Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Services

 
FamilyMenders offers Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Services through Amerigroup and Medicaid in Catoosa, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties.

Please see referral form below or contact us for questions.

Intensive Family Intervention is an insurance service for youth that requires prior approval from the insurance provider. Our IFI team consists of a licensed team lead, therapist, and paraprofessional committed to serving the entire family in a team approach. IFI is an intensive program with numerous sessions a week focusing on improving family bonds and stabilizing youth with mental health needs.

Amerigroup Counseling for Children and Adolescents

Please see referral form below or contact us for questions.

Counseling services for children and adolescents placed in foster care with Amerigroup Foster Care insurance. This service is provided in the home, community or telehealth with a counselor trained in working with children and adolescents. FamilyMenders will provide a behavioral health assessment and can also offer a diagnostic assessment for diagnostic purposes for insurance billing. Once enrolled in services, the counselor will be available for crisis response as well as weekly individual counseling with the child or adolescent.

Trauma Assessment for Amerigroup

Please see referral form below or contact us for questions.

Trauma Assessments for children and adolescents placed in foster care with Amerigroup Foster Care insurance. This service is provided in the home, community or telehealth with an assessor trained in working with children and adolescents. Trauma Assessments are completed within 14 days from referral with client compliance.

Private Pay Services

FamilyMenders offers a variety of private pay services in Tennessee and Georgia.

 
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Services
  • Relative Home Evaluation for Relative Placement or Kinship Assessment

  • Supervised Visitation

  • Assessment Services (Substance Abuse, Parenting Skills, Domestic Violence, Psychological, Bonding, Adoption)

  • Parenting Education

  • Counseling Services

  • Drug Testing: Urine, Hair and Oral

Please contact us for more information.