Touchstone Health Services has been providing services in the City of Tucson, and to the surrounding Pima County for over 10 years. Touchstone continues to grow in Southern Arizona to better meet the needs of the community and its members. The services provided out of our Tucson Center include Multisystemic Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviors, Functional Family Therapy, and Functional Behavior Assessments.
Our MST program is an intensive evidence-based family therapy program that has been proven effective in treating youth with serious acting out behaviors from ages 11 through 17. MST helps empower parents with skills and resources needed to independently address the challenging behaviors of the youth. MST views individuals as part of a complex network that includes the family and community. MST strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment using the strengths of each system. Our service delivery takes place in the home or community. Some of our MST therapists are Spanish speaking and language assistance is provided if necessary.
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a comprehensive evaluation to identify why a problem behavior occurs. An FBA is conducted in order to determine the function (why a behavior occurs) and an intervention plan to decrease the problem behavior and teach a more socially appropriate replacement behavior. The assessment includes interviews with parents, caregivers, and children (as appropriate) and multiple observations in the environment in which the behavior occurs. FBAs are conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA®) with a team of professionals trained to identify behavior-environment relations. Following the assessment, a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is created outlining evidence-based interventions to decrease the reduction of problem behavior and teach a replacement skill. The assessment team works with families and other care providers to implement the plan in order to best support the behavior change process.
Touchstone’s Tucson Center is located at 1430 E. Fort Lowell, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85719. While we do have a specific location, many of our programs and services may be found out in the community working with other agency’s, healthcare providers, and school districts.