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Christians As Family Advocates (CAFA)
Christians As Family Advocates has been offering mental health services to Lane County, Oregon for 20 years. Licensed and Master's level therapists work with clients toward mental health goals as well as share their expertise in the fields of domestic violence intervention, child abuse prevention and parenting by providing education and trainings with the goal of creating a collective impact in our community.
CAFA Program Highlights:
Individual, Couples & Family Counseling: Therapists are available to work with clients toward mental health goals including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, relationships, PTSD and much more.
Kids Connecting, Supervised Visitation Program; Provides safe, comfortable, non-threatening and conflict-free environment in which children can spend time with their non-custodial parent while a visitation monitor is present to ensure the visit is safe and to assist in making the visit more enjoyable.
Neurofeedback; A state of the art, therapeutic training tool that can be used to improve a variety of health conditions including addiction, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), autoimmune dysfunctions, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), attachment disorder, behavior disorders, seizure disorders, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Tourettes syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, stress and sleep disorders, learning disorders, anger disorders, sports injuries and many others.
Parent-Child Connection: A 15 week parenting class series based upon child-centered play principles and parenting skills.
You. Me. We. Couples Enrichment Classes: A class for couples integrating neuroscience, emotional intelligence and relationship skills. Research based approaches to understanding yourself, your spouse and your relationship. The focus is on giving practical and concrete steps to achieve a happier partnership or marriage.
Outgrowing Power, Anger & Control (OPAC); Professionally led groups for men and women who use anger and control abusively in relationships and desire to change. OPAC is a State approved Batterer Intervention Program.
Some of CAFA's Community Collaborations
CAFA is a proud sponsor of The 90by30 Initiative, a county-wide effort with one bold goal: to reduce child abuse and neglect 90% by 2030 in Lane County, Oregon.
Safe Families for Children provides a loving sanctuary where parents can safely and voluntarily place their children in times of need. Founded in 2002 by LYDIA Home Association, a Chicago based Christian social service agency, Safe Families for Children has partnered with the local church to grow to a network of over 11,000 volunteers which includes 2100 volunteer host families. *CAFA will be launching a Lane County branch of SFFC in Fall 2015. For information, please contact AngelaA@CAFAweb.com
CAFA is very grateful to be partially funded by private and corporate foundations and trusts as well as public grants who have chosen to invest in our mission: making a safer place for children. We also partner with numerous agencies and organizations in Lane County to help serve the needs of individuals and families. To learn more about agencies working toward the goal of making a safer place for children and of reducing child abuse in Lane County, please visit our Partners page.
CAFA Chosen for National Publication on Batterer Intervention Programs
CAFA is THRILLED to have been chosen by Futures Without Violence for an upcoming publication highlighting 10 nationally recognized agencies with promising approaches for working with men who batter. To read more, click here.