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Eagle Quest Therapists Trained In Family Behavior Therapy

Eagle Quest is proud to announce three of our therapists have become fully certified in using Family Behavior Therapy!

Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) is an evidenced-based treatment proven to help youth and families avoid alcohol and drug use, improve and stabilize moods, improve behavior, strengthen family functioning, increase school attendance, and

FBT includes many different interventions including treatment planning, behavioral goal setting, a level system, communication skills, self-control, environment control, job-getting skills training, and phone call check-ins.

Training for FBT includes a 3 day training, every 3 months, for 3 times. In addition, therapists have 1 ½ hour consultation calls each week. The training and work was worth it, we have seen our clients benefit and improve by using FBT.

Congratulations to: Hillary Mirabal, Roxanne Aronson, and Trent Hansen who are now FBT certified! And a special thank you to Suzanne Powell, LCPC, who trained us in providing FBT.

Hillary Mirabal is now training 4 more Eagle Quest therapists in FBT so they can be agency certified next summer. Eagle Quest and our clinical department is committed to our company mission – to deliver evidenced-based, quality behavioral healthcare to our clients. We are one of the few providers in Las Vegas to offer FBT which makes us truly unmatched.

For more information about Family Behavior Therapy and its effectiveness:

http://familybehaviorther.wixsite.com/familytherapy

In times of stress, how do you make “you” time?

There you go with that “S” word again! Stress is a factor that influences our ability to be the best parents we can be. It is important to understand that stress can come from positive or negative situations. Having a new addition to the family, birthdays, relative visits, the holidays, an irate boss or coworker, or financial problems can all cause us stress. When we are stressed, we may find ourselves having less patience or time to be there for our kids, which can result in power struggles or family conflict. In order to be the best you can be, it is important to remember that we must MAKE TIME FOR OURSELVES. Making time for ourselves and participating in self-care activities can give us more energy to proactively deal with life situations. Taking care of yourself is as easy as, reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, listening to music, exercising, or talking to friends. Making a little “you” time can go a long way!

Thank you to our Social Workers!

Thank you Case Managers, Therapists, Community Based Providers, and more!

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March 2017 was Social Work Month and Eagle Quest wants to thank our social workers and all employees who make a difference in the lives in our clients. We have many employees who do social work and related activities and we are grateful for the work you all do!

Nevada Senate Will Take Up LGBTQ Protection Bill Requiring Specialized Training for Foster Parents

This week the Nevada Senate has agreed to hear arguments on a Bill, previously introduced by the Assembly, that would place a new requirement for Foster Care Agencies to train parents on how best to deal with foster children who are dealing with their sexuality. Reported by the Las Vegas Sun on March 20th, the Senate will debate the issue in the coming week.

Read more from the original report from the Sun here:

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/mar/18/nevada-legislature-ab99-lgbtq-foster-care-rights/.

Read Assembly Bill 99 in its current draft form here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/AB/AB99_R1.pdf

Team USA Wins Gold in 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship

Eagle Quest would like to congratulate Team USA on their gold medal victory in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Team USA defied the odds and defeated the heavy favorite Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout, to win gold.

Eagle Quest encourages its clients to participate in various team sports as they are proven to improve kid’s self-esteem, discipline, and overall mood. Team USA’s accomplishment is a prime example that hard work and dedication pays off. GREAT JOB TEAM USA!

CrossFit Classes for Foster Kids at Eagle Quest

Eagle Quest offers many of the kids in our foster program the opportunity to participate in physical fitness activities led by a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Research supports the amazing benefits of exercise on mental health. Studies have shown that exercise can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, manage stress, improve self-confidence, boost brainpower, sharpen memory and help control addiction. Just one of the ways Eagle Quest supports the mental and physical fitness of the kids in our program!

learn more about Eagle Quest @ http://eaglequest.us.com

Foster Parent Training Cycle 13 Completed

Eagle Quest would like to congratulate Cycle #13 TIPS MAPP training participants for completing the Pre-Service Foster Family Training!

TIPS-MAPP training classes prepare participants to make an informed decision about becoming a foster family. Families who make informed decisions and grow in their new roles work best with agencies, birth families and others. This teamwork and partnership is what helps children and youth have stability and permanence within a family.

If you are interested in finding out how you can play a positive role in a young person’s life, call us at (702)646-KIDS and ask to speak with our Recruitment Specialist.