HopeTree Appoints Cox As Director of Family Centered Treatment

Mar 8, 2024 | 0 comments

Maggie Cox

SALEM, Va. (March 8, 2024) – HopeTree Family Services, a leader in mental and behavioral health services, has appointed Maggie Cox as Director of Family Centered Treatment (FCT). In this role, she is responsible for growing the FCT program and its reach across Virginia through collaborative work with the different Departments of Social Services, CSA localities, and referring organizations. 

Family Centered Treatment (FCT) is a well-supported in-home trauma-focused family therapy model designed to find simple, practical, and holistic solutions for families faced with disruption or dissolution of their family. This may be due to external and/or internal stressors, circumstances, or forced removal of their children from the home due to youths’ delinquent behaviors or parents’ harmful behaviors. The focus is to either strengthen and preserve children within their home or to bridge by successful reunification back into the home.

Cox brings a wealth of knowledge, having nearly 10 years of experience in the child welfare system in the public and private sectors. Cox is not a stranger to working with children and families and is excited to further her reach by expanding FCT across Virginia. 

“I am so happy to be a part of HopeTree and the innovative and immersive program that FCT brings to families in need,” said Cox. “I feel strongly that collaborating with the Family Centered Treatment Foundation will bring the positive change to the families and children that we serve in a way that has not been seen across the state.”

“Maggie is an advocate of trauma informed and culturally responsive treatment for families and recognizes the importance of creating healthy communities through empowering families through relationship,” said Dr. Challen Mabry, Chief Clinical Officer at HopeTree. “Under Maggie’s leadership we are excited for her intentional cultivation of practitioners who will provide life changing services to Virginia’s families receiving FCT.”

Cox is a graduate of Liberty University, earning a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling. She has worked for Pulaski County Department of Social Services as well as most recently at Intercept Health as a Treatment Foster Care Supervisor. In addition, she has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.