Focused interventions include using Afrocentric evidence-based treatments. Afrocentric means utilizing the history, culture, philosophy and collective experience of African people as the frame of reference for providing treatment. The purpose of the afro-centrist model is to allow for a comprehensive cultural based assessment of African American/Black families to better address the integration of a culturally competent model of care. This model is a culturally specific strengths-based model based on the principals of adaptive family functioning for the African American family.
Westside Ajani employs a systems model with its approach to treatment. This model uses a treatment team composed of therapists, community liaisons and a psychiatrist in the evaluation of the child and family from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Information is gathered allowing the treatment team to both assess and recommend comprehensive treatment from case management to psychopharmacological to psychotherapeutic interventions.
Westside Ajani is a comprehensive multi-service program that provides outpatient mental health, school-based mental health and consultation case management and outreach. The focus of the program is to build emotional wellness in children, youth and families by providing treatment, education, consultation/capacity building and support. Referrals are facilitated through our linkages with mental health providers, child care centers, probation, education, health services, group homes, community centers, recreation centers and the Department of Human Services. Westside Ajani provides clinic based and community based services. One of the unique areas of expertise of Westside Ajani services is our outreach and capacity to serve children and youth where they are. Westside Ajani prides itself on having a multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, licensed and unlicensed/waivered mental health professionals, educators and early childhood specialists.