RBHA offers different types of counseling services to children and families in the school-based programs. The child and guardian will have the opportunity to participate in counseling every week.
Children will receive individual counseling once a week to focus on finding solutions to problems and overcoming challenges that may be preventing them from learning new skills and changing behaviors. They will create small, achievable goals and work towards those goals gradually to ensure lasting success.
In small group settings, children will benefit from participating in discussions and activities with peers in the following content areas:
- Rapport building
- Problem solving
- Anger management
As he or she sees other children growing and learning in groups, the modeling and role-playing will reinforce positive skills and promote change. He or she will learn to get along with others, and the groups will foster a group of peers who can support behavioral change in other settings.
Once a week, the child’s case manager will contact the guardian to discuss his/her progress in treatment that week. This is the opportunity to process family dynamics and/or home environmental factors that may be influencing the child’s behaviors and/or progress. The case manager will share new skills that the child is learning and the guardian will be able to help the child practice those new skills at home. The case manager will also provide supportive counseling and guidance to the guardian in areas of parenting skills and behavior modification.