The Center for Family, Community, and Social Justice, Inc.
Supporting the Strengths and Resources Within Families, Individuals, and Communities
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The Center for Family, Community and Social Justice, Inc. is a not-for-profit educational institution. The primary mission of the Center is to train mental health and human services professionals to support and facilitate the development of children, adolescents and adults within their families and communities.
The Center provides training, psychotherapy, counseling, case management, consultation and research from a perspective which emphasizes the social, economic and cultural realities of people's lives. With a focus on social justice in mental health and human service delivery, our mission is to strengthen resources within families, individuals and communities. The Center’s approach is ecosystemic. We seek to understand and support people within their bio-psycho-social context. Exploration and intervention highlight understanding human struggles and challenges with consideration of the specific importance of socio-economic class, ethnic culture, gender, sexual orientation, and religion for each individual.
The families, couples, and individuals we encounter in our work at the Center face personal and interpersonal issues that arise not just from their biological, psychological, and social development or from their individual choices or family dynamics. The people our teams are working with are exposed to many stressors that have multiple roots in our society’s structural injustices, such as economic exploitation and disparity of wealth, rigid walls between social classes, racism, gender role bias, or homophobia, to name but a few.
We see psychotherapy as a collaborative relationship governed by compassion and relational justice between the partners of the counseling process.
Social Justice, then, as guiding principle in the psychotherapeutic context indicates
The Center for Family, Community and Social Justice, Inc.