FACE-Kids provides group counseling services to Dane County children focusing on social-emotional wellness.
FACE-Kids (Five+ Agency Cooperative Effort) is a collaboration of these community agencies: Agrace, Catholic Charities, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Family Service Madison, Journey Mental Health Center, Lutheran Social Services, and The Rainbow Project. FACE-Kids uses a collaborative system as a strategy to provide accessible group counseling in schools, neighborhood centers, and FACE-Kids agencies.
FACE-Kids offers group counseling to school-aged youth on a wide range of mental health and social skills topics. We also provide school-based targeted suicide prevention group services to rural middle and high school youth, and train school staff in rural areas to identify and reduce risk factors for students in their school.
The ultimate goal of FACE-Kids is to help strengthen and improve a child’s individual, family, and school life by being a part of a supportive group with others in a similar situation.
2016 Service Results
91% of youth improved their level of functioning at home and in school.
91% of youth increased their understanding of how to manage and cope with their problems.
Common Group Topics
Grief and Loss
FACE-Kids works with K-12 youth in schools, community centers, community agencies or churches.
Priority for service is given to youth experiencing life crisis or difficulty functioning due to:
Mental health issues or mental illness.
Being affected in some way by violence and/or abuse.
A need for social skills training.
Dane County youth are referred to FACE-Kids groups by school personnel, neighborhood center staff, participating agencies, Dane County Department of Human Services, health practitioners, and parents.
Services are provided free of charge.
Emily Jaime, MA, LMFT
Program Manager: FACE-Kids and Choices
702 S. High Point Road, Ste. 105
Madison, WI 53719
P: (608) 826-8010 or (800) 236-4673
F: (608) 826-8027