TIES: Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills

The Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills (TIES) program addresses the complex needs of children, from birth up to age 18, who are at-risk of out-of-home placement (OOHP) due to parent/caregiver substance use. Funding is provided by the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services is lead agency and collaborates with DHS as well as the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) in ensuring program oversight. Referrals are provided by DCS or the courts.

Centerstone, a community behavioral health center, provides program services using high quality Intensive Family Preservation Services in conjunction with select modules of evidence-based Seeking Safety, a present-focused, coping skills therapy to help people attain safety from substance use and/or trauma. Evaluation services are provided by Centerstone Research Institute.

Program services are available for eligible families in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, and Maury counties. The TIES’ program aims to divert children from OOHP by keeping families together and children safe and healthy.

For More Information

Dr. Edwina Chappell
TIES Project Director

TIES Shows Success

A 2018 report on the successes of the TIES program as well as video clips on family engagement are available for your review.

Download the TIES Report