TIES: Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills

The Therapeutic Intervention, Education, and Skills (TIES) program addresses the complex needs of children, from birth to age 17, who are at-risk of out-of-home placement due to parent/caretaker substance abuse.  The Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services partners with the Department of Children’s Services and Centerstone, a community behavioral health treatment center, to provide Intensive Family Preservation Services and Seeking Safety treatment for children and families affected by substance abuse and trauma.

Evaluation services are provided by Centerstone Research Institute.

Services are available for families who live in Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Davidson, Marshall, Rutherford, and Warren counties.

TIES services help keep families together and children safe and healthy.

Services include:

  • In-home counseling
  • Access to crisis intervention 24/7
  • Basic skills education
  • Psychosocial education
  • Seeking Safety
  • Connecting participants to social and community services
  • Connecting participants to substance abuse treatment programs and recovery support

To access TIES services, contact:
Richard Boyd
TIES Program Coordinator, Centerstone
Phone: (615) 948-8527
Email: Richard.Boyd@centerstone.org

For more information about the TIES program, contact:
Dr. Edwina Chappell
Licensed Psychologist and Principal Investigator
Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Phone: (615) 741-9476
Email: Edwina.Chappell@tn.gov

Click the links below to download the TIES program flyer or brochure.