School-based Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
CenterPointe provides Psychosocial Rehabilitation services to students within our community’s school districts at the request of the school district. In order to receive school-based psychosocial rehabilitation services from CenterPointe, a student must have:
- A referral to CenterPointe from the school district.
- An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) indicating the student needs Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Services.
Once we receive such a request from the school district, a CenterPointe director attends the student’s IEP meeting to gain a better understanding of that child’s needs. From there, a treatment plan is designed to meet those specific needs and is presented to the school district. A start date is then determined by the school district and given to CenterPointe. At this time, a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist is assigned to work with the student throughout the school year.
Continuity of care is especially important for children and adolescents. At CenterPointe, our exceptionally high employee retention rate of 95% enables us to offer each student a PSR Specialist who, typically, will remain with the student throughout the entire year. In fact, it is not uncommon for students to continue with the same PSR specialist the following year.
Community-Based Rehabilitation Services
CenterPointe has been innovative in developing a model program for Children’s Community-Based Rehabilitation, and we remain dedicated to contributing further research in this area. CBRS services provide practical techniques and education to guide our clients and their families toward functioning independently. We develop and teach skills specific to promoting positive mental and behavioral growth.
- Areas of skill development may include:
- Social (for example, initiating conversations, listening, building positive relationships)
- Coping with Mental Illness (learning about their illness and how to handle the symptoms and social stigmas)
- Community/Legal (learning to use community resources and plan healthy activities)
- Family (becoming a problem-solver within the family)
- Basic Living Skills (grooming and hygiene, setting short and long-term goals)
- Emotions (anger and stress management, learning about emotions and how to use them effectively)
Group Respite Care
fast facts about…
Children and Mental Health
- Anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g., depression) and disruptive disorders (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) are the most common mental disorders among children. (U.S. Surgeon Generals’ Report)
- Untreated childhood mental disorders can lead to school failure, family conflict, substance abuse, violence and even suicide. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Children’s Mental Health Services)