Children Services

Children & Family Services

Children ServicesStudent Assistance Program
Student Assistance Program (SAP) assists students and their families in identifying barriers to student success, referring them to community resources and providing follow-up service. This service is offered to grades 7 through 12 in selected schools throughout Indiana County.

Children’s Case Management Services
Case Management is an outreach program that meets individuals or families at a time and location of their choice (home, agencies, park, etc.). Case Managers help the individuals or families recognize strengths and assist in using those strengths to achieve specific goals identified by the individuals. Case Management services are available in Indiana, Armstrong, Clearfield, and Jefferson counties.

Early Intervention Services
The Early Intervention Program provides services to children aged birth to three years who have or are at risk for developmental delays. The program is a family-focused / family-centered delivery system. Services are provided to the child based upon strengths, concerns, priorities and resources identified by the family.
The Early Intervention Service Coordinators will: help parents identify their goals for their children and themselves, establish and maintain links among resources, services and supports, document and track delivery of services and evaluate how these services meet the family goals, and advocate on behalf of the child and their family. Early Intervention services are offered in Indiana County.

Psychiatric Services
The focus of this department is to combine treatment with community outreach and education, advocacy for clients and their families, case management and involvement with other agencies. These services are specifically geared toward individuals who are discharged from state hospitals, have had numerous community hospitalizations or require long term medication management. Psychiatric services are offered at our Indiana and DuBois, and Clearfield offices and through Tele-psychiatry in our Punxsutawney office.

 

Outpatient Individual and Group Therapy
Provided through Outpatient Services, this department offers individual therapy as well as over 20 specialized therapy groups to address the needs of children and adolescents, adults and families. It also includes a Children’s Team to treat the special needs of children. Outpatient services are offered in our Indiana, Punxsutawney, DuBois and Clearfield offices.

 

 

The following outpatient groups are currently offered for children:
Adolescent Self Image Group – Indiana Office
Life Skills Group for Children – Indiana Office

 

School Based Outpatient Therapy
School Based Outpatient Therapy Services is a program which helps students discover their potential by providing traditional outpatient therapy within the school.  Our school-based therapists work directly within area schools and provide mental health therapy to elementary and secondary level students. This service is offered in select schools throughout Indiana and Jefferson counties.

Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an exceptionally effective treatment backed by 20 years of evidence-based research. Through weekly therapy sessions, caregivers are coached in specific play therapy and discipline skills by the therapist through an earpiece while the therapist observes the caregiver and child. PCIT is divided into two phases of therapy. During the Child-Directed Interaction phase, caregivers are taught skills involving praise, reflection, imitation, description and enthusiasm. During the Parent-Directed Interactions phase, caregivers learn to use effective commands and specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child. PCIT is available at our DuBois office.

Family-Based Services
The Family Based Program is designed to help children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems receive comprehensive services in their home. Family Based includes family therapy in which all family members are encouraged to participate in order to achieve desired changes. Family Support Services are also offered. This assists the family in identifying/accessing services and activities that could help promote positive changes. Family Based Services are available in Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, and Jefferson counties.

Child and Adolescent Partial Program (ALPHA)

The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed to be a short-term comprehensive mental health treatment program with an academic intervention.  The program is offered to students in grades K – 12, with a mental health diagnosis.  This program is a year round mental health placement, providing a full day of mental health therapy and psychiatric medication services.  An academic component is provided by a certified teacher.  Transportation to and from the program can generally be arranged.  This program is offered at our main office in Indiana as well as a site based facility at 1222 South Brady Street in DuBois.


Student Assistance Program

Student Assistance Program (SAP) assists students and their families in identifying barriers to student success, referring them to community resources and providing follow-up service. This service is offered to grades 7 through 12 in selected schools throughout Indiana County.

Children’s Case Management Services
Case Management is an outreach program that meets individuals or families at a time and location of their choice (home, agencies, park, etc.). Case Managers help the individuals or families recognize strengths and assist in using those strengths to achieve specific goals identified by the individuals. Case Management services are available in Indiana, Armstrong, Clearfield, and Jefferson counties.

Early Intervention Services
The Early Intervention Program provides services to children aged birth to three years who have or are at risk for developmental delays. The program is a family-focused / family-centered delivery system. Services are provided to the child based upon strengths, concerns, priorities and resources identified by the family.
The Early Intervention Service Coordinators will: help parents identify their goals for their children and themselves, establish and maintain links among resources, services and supports, document and track delivery of services and evaluate how these services meet the family goals, and advocate on behalf of the child and their family. Early Intervention services are offered in Indiana County.

Psychiatric Services
The focus of this department is to combine treatment with community outreach and education, advocacy for clients and their families, case management and involvement with other agencies. These services are specifically geared toward individuals who are discharged from state hospitals, have had numerous community hospitalizations or require long term medication management. Psychiatric services are offered at our Indiana and DuBois, and Clearfield offices and through Tele-psychiatry in our Punxsutawney office.

 

Outpatient Individual and Group Therapy
Provided through Outpatient Services, this department offers individual therapy as well as over 20 specialized therapy groups to address the needs of children and adolescents, adults and families. It also includes a Children’s Team to treat the special needs of children. Outpatient services are offered in our Indiana, Punxsutawney, DuBois and Clearfield offices.

 

 

The following outpatient groups are currently offered for children:
Adolescent Self Image Group – Indiana Office
Life Skills Group for Children – Indiana Office

 

School Based Outpatient Therapy
School Based Outpatient Therapy Services is a program which helps students discover their potential by providing traditional outpatient therapy within the school.  Our school-based therapists work directly within area schools and provide mental health therapy to elementary and secondary level students. This service is offered in select schools throughout Indiana and Jefferson counties.

Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an exceptionally effective treatment backed by 20 years of evidence-based research. Through weekly therapy sessions, caregivers are coached in specific play therapy and discipline skills by the therapist through an earpiece while the therapist observes the caregiver and child. PCIT is divided into two phases of therapy. During the Child-Directed Interaction phase, caregivers are taught skills involving praise, reflection, imitation, description and enthusiasm. During the Parent-Directed Interactions phase, caregivers learn to use effective commands and specific behavior management techniques as they play with their child. PCIT is available at our DuBois office.

Family-Based Services
The Family Based Program is designed to help children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems receive comprehensive services in their home. Family Based includes family therapy in which all family members are encouraged to participate in order to achieve desired changes. Family Support Services are also offered. This assists the family in identifying/accessing services and activities that could help promote positive changes. Family Based Services are available in Indiana, Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, and Jefferson counties.

 

 

Other Services