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CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS


 

What is the Early Childhood Intervention Program?

The Southwest Counseling Service Early Childhood Intervention Program is designed to provide mental health services to children in their natural school environment.

This program provides support for children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling emotionally or socially.

“A child learns about half
of everything they’ll learn
in a lifetime by Age 5.”

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Southwest Counseling Service provides mental health and substance abuse services for adults, children, adolescents and families. Southwest Counseling Service’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for teenagers, ages 12-17, who are abusing or are dependent on substances such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription medications.

Criteria for the program can include:

  • The adolescent is less than 18 years of age.
  • The adolescent receives an assessment to determine the diagnosis and level of care needed.
  • The adolescent is diagnosed with substance abuse and/or dependency.

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is an open group structure that the adolescent can enter at any point in the rotation of materials. The group is designed to be a 3-4 month program depending on the progress of the adolescent.

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Over 90% of adolescents

began smoking, drinking or using other drugs
before the age of 18.


SERVICES PROVIDED
EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION

What is the Early Childhood Intervention Program?

The Southwest Counseling Service Early Childhood Intervention Program is designed to provide mental health services to children in their natural school environment.

This program provides support for children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling emotionally or socially. Children will be seen by a licensed therapist and a trained case manager. They will conduct classroom interventions to measure the progress and skills learned.

Children will be part of play therapy and self-esteem play groups to measure skills in a natural environment. Parents and/or caregivers are supported throughout the process and given ideas for how to help their child succeed. The Early Childhood Intervention Program also provides training for school teachers, aids, and administrators on how to deal with certain emotional, social or behavioral concerns.

How will the Early Childhood Intervention program benefit my child?

The Early Childhood Intervention Program can help your child:

  • Adjust to a new environment, such as the school setting.
  • Adjusting to meeting new peers and growing more confident in a social setting.
  • Handle the emotional stress of being away from a parent or caregiver for the first time.

Changes happen all the time. Parents change jobs, children move to a different neighborhood or a new baby arrives in the family. This program can help children deal with their feelings about these changes.

Children can receive one-on-one attention from a therapist or case manager at school in order to help them through the tougher times

How will this program benefit me as a parent or caregiver?

Parents have very busy schedules. This program provides all services at the school site during the academic year. It’s normal for parents to feel frustrated at times. This program can give additional insight on how to help your child both emotionally and socially.

How can my child receive these Early Childhood Intervention services?

Each child attending Head Start is screened for social and emotional concerns using a brief questionnaire. Children may be referred to the Early Childhood Intervention Program from:

  • Social & Emotional questionnaire results
  • In-class observation
  • Teacher concerns
  • Parental/Caregiver concerns

These services are covered under Title 19 or private insurance. All services provided at Southwest Counseling Service are based on a sliding fee scale.

Contact Southwest Counseling Service Early Intervention Professionals at (307) 352-6680 or (307) 875-5515 to refer a child or for more information about the program.

 

Early Childhood
(birth to Age 5)

is the single most important developmental period in a child’s life. 80% of brain development occurs at this time.

A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm -- and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.

ADOLESCENT INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM

Southwest Counseling Service provides mental health and substance abuse services for adults, children, adolescents and families. Southwest Counseling Service’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for teenagers, ages 12-17, who are abusing or are dependent on substances such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription medications.

Criteria for the program can include:

  • The adolescent is less than 18 years of age.
  • The adolescent receives an assessment to determine the diagnosis and level of care needed.
  • The adolescent is diagnosed with substance abuse and/or dependency.
Referrals for the group may be made by Southwest Counseling Service staff, Multi-Disciplinary Team, Juvenile Probation, Department of Family Service, schools, and parents or guardians.

 

Focus of Program

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program provides substance abuse and mental health services to adolescents in order to lessen symptoms and improve function.

The program will focus on:

  • Alcohol and/or other drug abuse
  • Motivation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Coping skills
  • Resiliency
  • Family Issues
  • Responsible Behavior

 

Meeting Times

Mondays & Wednesdays
3:30 – 5:30 pm
2706 Ankeny Way
Rock Springs, WY

Fridays
3:30 – 5:30 pm
2300 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY

AIOP Program Components

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is an open group structure that the adolescent can enter at any point in the rotation of materials. The group is designed to be a 3-4 month program depending on the progress of the adolescent.

Component I – Where I’m At and What I Want

In this component, the teens are directed toward self-disclosure, self-discovery and internal motivation.

Component II – Corrective Thinking

Teens work on understanding thinking errors, identifying their thinking errors, learning correctives to thinking errors, and incorporating these correctives into their everyday lives.

Component III – Keep It Direct and Safe (KIDS)

Teens learn strategies for staying clean and sober. Research proven interactive journaling and worksheets designed to encourage adolescents to learn, explore, and develop skills in multiple aspects of their lives.
Teens will engage in discussions, group process, experiential activities, monthly individual counseling, and family counseling.


For more information about the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, please contact our Foothill Office at (307) 352-6680.

 

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GROUPS

INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY THERAPY

We provide different types of therapy that meet your needs. Different problems require different treatments, and our professional staff work with you to come up with the best treatment program. Treatment options can include individual, couple, family, or group therapy.

For more information, please contact our College Hill office at (307)352-6680.

 

Individual and Family Theraphy
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