Our program is a specialized Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for kids from 6-12 years of age. We are looking at the family’s barriers from a systemic standpoint. Our goal is to meet families where they are and support them however possible.
By attending groups, kids will learn how to get along with their peers. Children will attend three days per week. Parents will be going to their own groups to support the progress their child is making and provide a safe and supportive space to do the parental work required. Parents will attend one day per week of their own group which can be conducted via teletherapy.
We can support kids that may have difficulty with behaviors like anger, difficulty sleeping, tantrums, listening, following directions, and peer interactions and/or children that have especially struggled through the pandemic. We can support kids that may struggle with ADHD, ADD, ODD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, or are mildly on the autism spectrum.
Sleep problems are common among children. Symptoms may include, significant daytime sleepiness, psychological or developmental conditions.
While ADHD may be a cause of a child’s inability to follow directions, other possibilities should be ruled out first.
Temper tantrums can be frustrating for any parent. But instead of looking at them as disasters, treat tantrums as opportunities for education.
When kids frequently don’t follow directions, there’s often something else going on.
There are lots of reasons kids don’t listen or follow directions. Some kids lose track of what people are saying because they struggle with focus.
Since the start of the pandemic, hospitals have seen more mental health emergencies among kids.
ADHD symptoms start before age 12, and in some children, they’re noticeable as early as 3 years of age. ADHD symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, and they may continue into adulthood
Anxiety can make children irritable, angry, or cause fear. Symptoms can also include trouble sleeping, as well as physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches, or stomachaches.
Symptoms include difficulty completing tasks. They can have trouble keeping track of their belongings and schedules, and might find themselves losing things and being late to class.
Childhood depression is different from the normal “blues” and everyday emotions that children go through as they develop. depression is a serious illness, it’s also a treatable one.
Children may have an obsessive-compulsive disorder when unwanted thoughts cause behaviors they feel they must do and interfere with their activities, or make them very upset.
A child with PTSD has constant, scary thoughts and memories of a past event. A traumatic event, such as a car crash, natural disaster, or physical abuse, can cause PTSD.