We Create Permanent Connections. Services by Anu

Anu offers a continuum of client-driven, family-centered services designed to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

Treatment Foster Care Services

Anu offers Treatment Foster Care Services for children who need a safe and caring home.
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Intensive Permanence Services

Anu offers Intensive Permanence Services for youth in out-of-home care placements who need caring adult connections and permanency.
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Anu also has an array of Community-Based Programs:

Parent Coaching

Anu offers Parent Coaching Services, Parenting Coach Certification, and Parent Coaching Consultation & Training Services.
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Intensive Trauma Services

Intensive Trauma Services helps youth and adults heal from past trauma to experience success in their future.
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Flexible Support

The Flexible Support Program provides in-home and community-based education and support for adults or youth to increase independence and practice skills that promote well-being and connect them to their community.
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Parenting Coach Certification

Parenting Coach Certification teaches you the skills needed to work with parents, foster parents, kinship parents, and other caregivers to teach them here-and-now tools for bringing about an immediate improvement in their child’s behavior.

Training and Consultation

Anu can provide Training and Consultation on a range of topics in a format that meets your specific needs.
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If you are frustrated with youth disrupting multiple placements or feel like we are putting a "Band-Aid" on the issues without creating real healing and change, remember:

You Have a Choice

You can continue what's been done or try a new approach with Anu Family Services. All of the services offered at Anu are based on these beliefs:

  • Losses must be grieved:  Otherwise, youth will continue to act out the loss through pain-based behaviors (i.e., AWOL, substance abuse, aggression).
  • All behavior is communication: Our job as caregivers is to listen and understand the root cause of those pain-based behaviors.
  • Disconnecting is a protective response:  Healing the relational trauma caused by loss is crucial for the youth to connect because healthy brains become unable to connect with others after multiple losses.
  • Reconnecting is healing:  Relational trauma can only be healed in the context of a relationship, so we safely reconnect youth with people (and even pets) that they have loved and lost.
  • Pain-based behaviors are not willful:  Youth demonstrate normal responses to grief and trauma.  We help them heal, rather than shame or blame.  We give them the words to talk about their pain.