Child and Adolescent Care is designed to navigate the developmental tasks of children ages seven (7) to twenty (20) in order to be launched on a positive track for the rest of their lives.

Child care works with children ages 7 to 13.  Children in this age range are beginning to face issues of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and much more which can challenge the child’s ability to function day-to-day.

Challenges sets in as children realize that life is not so small anymore and may not be as safe as it once appeared.  In fact, they begin to see the world as big and encompassing.  As kids progress towards their teenage years, social media, peer pressure, and lack of skills to regulate emotions to solve problems set in.

 

Child Care has two components.  Individuals may work in one or all components. 

  • First component:  Psychotherapy.

    • Clients will work with clinicians when experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.

  • Second component: Case Management

    • Case management services are provided to assist families with the navigation of the community services and enhance the use of positive behavior and coping skills at home and school.

Child care also encompasses family therapy sessions and parenting groups to help the family through any challenging time or emotional drama. Therapy sessions include individual therapy for the child and family therapy which includes the entire family.

Adolescent care works with adolescents ages 14 to 20. In some cases, the clinicians will work with young adults until the age of 23.  Clients in this service are receiving psychotherapy services as well as learning independent skills needed to successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Adolescent Care has three components.  Individuals may work in one or all components.

  • First component:  Psychotherapy.

    • Clients will work with clinicians when experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.

  • Second component: Case Management

    •  Clients will work with a peer advocate, certified peer specialist or psychiatric technician on implementing skills learned in therapy at home and school. A case manager would work in providing linkages and training for the client served in the use of basic community resources, and monitoring of overall service delivery 

  • Third component: Life Coaching

    • Clients will work with a life coach on gaining independent skills to transition into the adult world.

Adolescents will learn skills in coping strategies for anxiety, depression or mental health diagnoses. In many cases, clinicians work with clients to help them improve their social skills and emotional/mental health.  Each client equally works with a case manager, peer advocates, certified peer specialists, psychiatric technicians, and life coaches.  The professionals will assist the client to learn how to locate employment, navigate applying for college, and gaining access to housing.

Peer advocates are typically counselors post-college in their early 20s who are a resource for youth in adolescent care. The peer advocates are mentors and/or advocates who can act as a role model and assist youth with learning independent living skills. These independent living skills including navigating a job application, practicing interview skills, and navigating the application process for applying for college or locating housing.


The program is designed to help children in several key areas including:

  • Social and emotional development such as self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, personal responsibility, decision making, goal-directed behavior, optimistic thinking, etc

  • Physical health and well being

  • Connectedness (relationships with peers and adults)

  • School experiences

  • After-school use of time

  • Academic skills and achievement

  • Parenting/parent-child interactions

Concerns we address in this service include: 

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Autism Spectrum / Asperger's Disorder

  • Anxiety and Worry

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety

  • Panic Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Perfectionism

  • Specific Phobias

  • Emotional Dysregulation

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Bedtime/Sleep Problems

  • Discipline/Parenting Issues

  • Behavior Problems

  • Defiance/Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • School Refusal/Truancy

  • Tantrums/Outbursts

  • Aggression

  • Picky Eating

  • Social Problems

  • Trauma

  • ​Adjustment Problems

  • School/Work Problems

  • Learning Disorders

  • Relationship Problems

  • Sibling issues

  • Blended Family Dilemma​

Other Services:

  • School consultation

  • School observation

  • Presentations/workshops for parents, staff, students, or clinicians, on various topics such as bullying, parenting, specific diagnoses, etc.​

Child and Adolescent care service is voluntary.  For a client to partake in this service, a written and signed confirmation from both the parents/authorized caretaker AND the child will be requested.  Before services can begin, clinicians will screen the client to confirm the individual authorized for the service and not coerced.

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