Winner & Associates, LLC
Welcome to Winner & Associates! We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about what makes our agency different! Winner understands that the mental and behavioral health field is continually developing and individual family needs are changing and becoming more personalized. This is due to specific disorders and disabilities, ethnicity, gender sensitivity, culture uniqueness and language.
Who We Are
Winner & Associates is a therapeutic intervention support agency committed to providing instructional and restorative emotional growth to families with challenges. We are culturally and linguistically competent, family-driven and family guided. Winner is one of the only agencies that incorporates technical instruction, preparation and resource management in intervention. Winner serves individuals, families and groups with behavioral, developmental, intellectual, emotional, or substance abuse challenges. We employ humanistic approaches to multipurpose interventions that are designed to be cutting edge, solution-based treatments within therapeutic frameworks. Winner understands that intervention is most successful as a comprehensive process, in a supportive environment geared to habilitate the family and ensures families work with counselors that provide appropriate levels of care which successfully manage pressing needs, implement stabilization and reintegrate domestic balance.
Winner supplies families with tangible resources, both psychoeducational and sociocultural, by means of educational and employment coaching. Counselors and mentors will sit with the caregiver or youth and physically assist with resource calls to take part of the burden off CMs.
Services are focused on developing realistic plans and family resources appropriate to the individual. Winner’s humanistic approach is to provide solution-based care planning to habituate families and diminish the intensity of undesirable behavior. We integrate personal goals, community resources pertinent to psychosocial maintenance and support, to sustain effective development when families transition.
We offer in home/in community services to youths and families to support them through difficulties that can be encountered in daily life. These services include counseling, behavioral assistance, and biopsychosocial assessments. Families and youths are served in the comfort of their home to work through struggles that prevent a healthy family dynamic.
Winner & Associates aims to stand out from the rest with a forward-thinking drive. Winner offers a wide variety of other programs and services aimed to today’s youths and families, addressing prevalent issues. Our programs include Nurtured Parenting Facilitator Program, College Preparedness/Young Entrepreneur and Financial Empowerment Program, Couples Co-Parenting Planning Program, and Re-Entry Program. We also offer other service including certified divorce mediators, academic tutoring, nurse practitioner, ASL and multilingual translators, and cleaning services. Winner aims to offer innovative services to address the populations changing needs.
Intensive-In-Home Services (IIC)
Intensive counseling services are flexible, comprehensive support that are clinical, client-centered and family focused for those struggling with emotional/behavioral disruptions that result in significant functional impairment and maladaptive behaviors that place families and communities at risk. Services are placed into action within an in-home/community environment focused on developing realistic treatment plans appropriate to the individual. This approach is to provide solution-based crisis interventions that target needs to strengthen families and diminish the intensity of undesirable behavior. We integrate community resources pertinent to psychosocial maintenance and support to sustain effective development when families transition.
Behavioral Assistance Services (BA)
Behavioral assistants are trained to improve family functioning by applying structured, organized interventive approaches, with pragmatic behavioral modification techniques that reinforce coordinated care. BAs target specific behavior through collaboration with counselors and work as a team player to realize adaptive, culturally-based outcomes.
What Makes Us Different
- Nurtured Parenting Facilitator Programs (Nurtured Heart Parenting Skills Training Model)
- Social Emotional Skills Training (SES)
- Certified Divorce Mediators
- Couples Co-Parenting Planning
- Academic Tutoring
- Re-Entry Program
- College Preparedness/Young Entrepreneur and Financial Empowerment Programs
- Nurse Practitioner on Staff
- Multilingual Staff and Trained Translator
- Counselors Trained in American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL Interpreters
- Cleaning Services (For family contingencies with DCPP)
- Health and Nutrition Specialist
- Immigration (Trauma and Resource Assistance)
Nurtured Parenting Facilitator Programs
Winner counselors are Certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitators that implement prevention-education sessions with caregivers, designed to empower families with new knowledge, beliefs and strategies. NPP is a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The long-term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. Winner recognizes that specific households need parenting programs integrated into family counseling. Caregivers obtain practical skills to communicate effectively, recuperate relationships, practice consistent functional discipline, increase positive parental involvement and foster improved behavior and mental health within home and community.
Certified Divorce Mediators
Winner’s divorce mediators collaborate with the caregivers to help negotiate an agreement that is acceptable for both parties. Our divorce mediator assists with agreements regarding various issues including child custody. Working with a mediator allows the divorce to move more quickly through the court system and better assists the family in the interest of the youth.
Couples Co-Parenting Planning
Our Co-Parenting Skills Training aims to shift the focus of the caregiver’s relationship to the children and their adjustment to separation or divorce. The caregivers are encouraged to develop goals for their co-parenting relationship, create rules of conduct, develop a system of communication, improve positive decision-making skills, and negotiating and problem-solving methods. Programs are "strength based," including activities that purposefully help the child and family to recognize and utilize assets in positive capacities. Each week caregivers and children are provided with directives that entail role plays, videos, worksheets, parent handbooks and assessment inventories. In addition, caregivers and children learn how to play games, sing songs, complete exercises and learn to work together as a family. Counselors are also available to work exclusively with caregivers outside of IIC assignment.
Youths that have been confined to juvenile detention can face great challenges upon release. These challenges can affect their social and emotional well-being which can distress transitioning back to the community, home, and school setting. The youth can also face the potential threat of further legal issues, based on his/her choices and actions upon release. Successful Reentry Programs aim to address: mental and behavioral health, anger management, psychoeducation, vocational training, education, problem solving, job core and college preparedness, relationships and support.
Our Reentry Program emphasizes integrating the youth into the community and building the family’s social support network. We aim to increase the "natural support" available to the youth and their family by strengthening interpersonal relationships and utilizing other resources that are available. Programs are "strength based," including activities that help the youth recognize and utilize assets in positive capacities. Classes highlight the youth’s mental and behavioral health, anger management, psychoeducation, vocational training, education, problem solving, job core and college preparedness relationships and support.
Winner’s academic tutors strive to support youths who are struggling with educational studies, covering a variety of subject matter. Our tutors are trained to serve youths with traditional academic struggles as well as youths with special needs and disabilities. Winner tutors aim to advance the youth in their academics and lead them to a prosperous future.
College Preparedness/Young Entrepreneur and Financial Empowerment Programs
These programs offer a full menu of activity-based instruction designed to promote leadership skills and personal growth through team building retreats, interactive workshops, interaction with community leaders and business professionals as well as service learning activities. Students broaden their scope, build relationships with students from different communities, and gain lifelong knowledge and professional connections.
Nurse Practitioner on Staff
Winner has a trained nurse practitioner on staff to assist with youth’s and family’s health related needs. A nurse practitioner is a licensed independent physician who is responsible for managing and assisting with health issues that may arise. Our nurse practitioner can serve the family in their environment, including in home care and treatment, providing all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments and consultations.
Multilingual Staff and Trained Translators
Winner’s staff are fluent in a variety of languages. This allows us to assist a broad community and accommodate families with language and cultural barriers.
Language proficiencies consist of:
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Ewe/Twi (Dialects of Ghana, Africa)
- Patois (Dialects of Caribbean/South America)
- Arabic languages
Winner Translators can accompany CMOs to open cases for Performcare, biopsychosocial assessments, and intakes.
Counselors are available to teach families that are not ASL capable. ASL lessons can be taught to families/caregivers that have a Deaf/Hard of Hearing youth or adult family member within the home with none and/or minimal knowledge of the language. Counselors are available to work with families outside of IIC assignment.
Counselors Trained in ASL and ASL Interpreters
Although psychotherapists for the deaf are trained to use sign language, situations may arise in which a sign language interpreter is needed. If this collaboration is optimal, it can generate a certain “therapeutic power” in therapy sessions. Achieving this depends largely on the interplay between the therapist and the interpreter, which in our case is the result of literature research and our experiences during the last 17 years. We analyze this special collaborative relationship, which has several dimensions and recurrent themes like, the role conception of the interpreter, situational interpreting, organizing the interpretation setting, or managing therapeutic phenomena during therapy sessions.
Winner staff can be trained in basic ASL. The staff has knowledge of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture as well as understanding of the population and their specific needs.
Winner interpreters are encouraged to adhere to high standards of ethical practice, which includes ensuring that they have appropriate training in mental health interpreting prior to accepting work in such settings. Interpreters are prepared for a variety of group dynamics including but not limited to: hearing clinicians working directly with deaf consumers; hearing clinicians working with deaf consumers and their hearing family members or partners; and deaf mental health professionals with various interpreting needs.
Winner offers cleaning services to aid families at risk of losing custody of their children due to environmental health factors regarding the cleanliness of the home. Our staff will oversee the cleaning and organization the home to accommodate the family, abiding by the requirements of the Department of Child Permanency and Protection (DCPP) for the children to remain in the custody of the family.
Health and Nutrition Specialist
Winner has staff trained in the areas of health and nutrition to offer insight towards a healthier lifestyle for families being served by our agency. Our staff can provide in home health and nutrition services regarding physical health and wellbeing, such as diet and exercise. Our staff can also assist in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity from a health and nutritional standpoint, providing the family with knowledge and regimens to successfully thrive.
Immigration Trauma and Resource Assistance
Immigration issues of caregivers can cause tremendous strain on the family dynamic including emotional, financial, and legal difficulties. The strain of these issues can be portrayed in the youth’s daily life and can greatly affect their social and emotional wellbeing.
Our agency offers caregivers with resource assistance and treatment for immigration related trauma. We aim to support these families with the necessary actions to better sustain a healthy and safe environment for the well-being of the youth.
More About Us
Winner Infuses Culturally Relevant Experiences into Intervention
- Valuing Diversity
- Knowledgeable in Deaf Culture
- Multilingual Staff
- LGBTQ Families
- Dynamics of Family Mediation
- Needs Assessment
- Stabilization of Behavior
- Prevention of Inpatient Hospitalization
- Conflict Resolution
- Anger Management
- Out of Home Transitioning
- Domestic Problem-Solving
Specializations, Disorders, and Concerns
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ASL)
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Gender Dysphoria/LGBTQ
- Compulsions/Obsessive Disorders
- Self-Injurious Behavior
- Social Impairments/Focusing Problems
- Body Focused Repetitive Disorders
- Nurturing Parenting Facilitation
- Natural Disasters and Terrorism
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- American Sign Language Proficiency (ASL)
- Nurturing Parenting Programs
- Cognitive/Behavioral/Art/Play/Music/Humanistic Models
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Nutrition, Health and Fitness
- Organization Training
- College Preparedness Programs
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Young Entrepreneur/Empowerment Programs
- Proficiencies in American Sign Language (ASL)
- Dually Licensed Clinicians
- Clinical Supervisors (ACS, CCS)
Last Updated: 08/27/18