The Academic & Intensive Mentor Program provides academic role modeling, social development skill building, and linkage to community resources for at risk youth. Mentors provide academic assistance through monitoring homework, school attendance, and school behaviors. Mentors enhance the lives of youth by helping them make both academic and social connections to their communities. Mentors partner with treatment team members to create strong, positive, academic, and age appropriate goals for youth in addressing their behaviors in the home, school, and community.
An initial assessment is conducted to determine the nature of problem behaviors and functional impairments impeding academic progress.
Parent participation is a key component of our program. Services include:
* Weekly family contact and progress report
* Home visits
* Multi-family support group
* Parenting skills training
* Leisure and social events
Individual, family and group counseling services are provided in accordance with the ISP. All interventions are based on the principles of reality therapy helping the student to learn that there are natural and logical consequences for their behavior.
The ACLSA is the premier tool used to teach independent living skills to high-risk youth ages 14 and up. Included are domains to improve social skills, develop long term career and educational plans and IL skills to carry with them into adulthood.
As a partner with the home school, CS is committed to providing school personnel with continuing in-service training in relevant areas including:
* Managing problem behavior in the classroom
* The impact of mental illness upon students and family members
* Community resources
* Cultural diversity and sensitivity
* Anger management
* Wellness in the work environment
CS works closely with school personnel to identify student and family needs and link families to appropriate community resources. Resources may include:
* Substance abuse tx programs
* Educational assistance
* Housing assistance
* Mental health providers
* Leisure resources