North Carolina

Evidenced Based Treatment Models

     Family Centered Treatment (FCT):  Pinnacle Family Services is one of six providers in North Carolina offering FCT.  Family Centered Treatment® (FCT) is a best practice, tested and evidence based model of home-based treatment that was developed by practitioners over a 20 year period. 


     FCT has been gradually formalized into a model of home based treatment that has practice based evidence and evidence based practice shown to lower rates of out of home placements. It has been refined based on research, experience, and evidence of effectiveness derived from practice.  A distinctive aspect of FCT is that it has been developed as a by-product of frontline practitioners’ effective practice.     


     FCT is extremely cost effective and stabilizes traumatized youth and families. FCT ranges to serve families and youth with mental health diagnosis as well as histories of delinquent   behavior. In addition, FCT is one of few home based treatment models with extensive experience with the profile of youth who move between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, or are known to both concurrently otherwise known as “crossover youth.”     Family Centered Treatment (FCT) can also be utilized with a variety of specialty need populations where the family system has been impacted and is in need of support or change.   


    Fostering Solutions:  Pinnacle Family Services has developed a treatment model for serving children in therapeutic Foster Care named Fostering Solutions.  Fostering Solutions is a relationship based and trauma informed model applying the newest information about the brain science of traumatized children and using interventions taught to our foster parents  that help children develop the positive relationships that will help them develop resiliency and heal from the traumatic events in their lives.  


     The model focuses on four distinct domains of the child.    

1.  Connect:  Settling In.    

2.  Connect:  To Yourself.    

3.  Connect:  To Significant Others.    

4.  Connect:  To Your Community and World.     


     PinnacleFamily Services has a Specialized Contract for the Mental Health and IDD Dual Diagnosis population with Alliance, Cardinal, Partners and Sandhills MCOs.