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Serving Children and Families in Arizona since 1968

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Touchstone has a long history of serving children and families in Arizona since 1968.  Touchstone began as Arizona Boy’s Community, evolved into Touchstone Community, later Touchstone Behavioral Health and now Touchstone Health Services, as it expands its array of integrated health services.

Touchstone started as a Residential Treatment Center (RTC), then added Partial Day Programs and in 1988 transformed services to be all home, office and community-based behavioral health services (counseling, therapy, family therapy, family support, wrap-around services, case management, psychiatry and more).

To better serve its clients from the juvenile justice, child-welfare-foster, education and behavioral health communities, Touchstone became accredited through the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in 1987 and adopted Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) in 1999. These programs were first created in University research controlled environments, and they proved to be very effective with families and children like those in Touchstone’s service.

Touchstone replicated various EBP programs and is now providing those programs as well as other promising programs throughout Arizona. Those include: