|Daemion Counseling Center - Adolescent Assessment||Daemion Counseling Center provides initial mental-health screening and assessment, treatment and appropriate referrals for adolescents.
Who Is It For?
-Behavior and emotional disturbances.
-Trauma and/or loss.
-Developmental delay or learning problems.
-Difficulties adjusting to changes in family.
What Is Involved?
A crucial component of working with an adolescent population is forming a working alliance with the child’s parents or parent substitute. In order to provide an environment of positive change in a child’s emotional life, it is crucial to help parents, family, and other support systems understand how they can be part of a positive effort towards change.
How Does The Therapy Work?
-Develop a partnership with parents.
-Determine child’s level of emotional and mental functioning.
-Assess child’s ability to face life’s challenges.
-Provide parents psycho-educational information.
-Increase parents’ problem-solving skills and confidence.
-Implement appropriate change within the family.||Chester||*Main Site (Daemion Counseling Center)||Daemion Counseling Center|
|Fairmount Behavioral Health System - Families Investing Recovery and in Supporting Treatment (F.I.R.S.T)||Families are an important part of the patient's treatment program, but they often need emotional support themselves.
Family Involvement Program :
Our Family Involvement Program is facilitated by one of our Masters level Allied Therapists and is open to all family members as well as the community. These are informational meetings where people can learn how to deal with the impact of mental illness. Education is provided about diagnoses, treatment options, and aftercare as well as support those who are being impacted by their loved ones illness. This program also serves as a liaison between families and treatment teams. The Family Involvement Program is geared toward families, friends and caregivers of adult patients. We offer a weekly evening program which is held on Thursdays (5:30p-6:30p).
Fairmount F.O.C.U.S. (Family Opportunity for Communication, Unity and Success) on Families (For Parents of Child or Adolescent Patients Only):
Intensely structured multifamily groups which parents and children attend together with breakout sessions for discussions and activities. The goal for the FOCUS group is to provide disease and medication specific knowledge; facilitate effective parent child/teen interaction styles; provide resources, services and support systems in the community; and emphasize the importance of finding time for self, parents and partners. Parents are encouraged to support one another and to take a more active role in their child's mental health care. Children and adolescents are encouraged to maintain age appropriate responsibility for managing the effects of their disease on thoughts, behaviors and feelings.
||Philadelphia||Fairmount Behavioral Health System - Philadelphia; Roxborough||Fairmount Behavioral Health System|
|Family Driven Family Support Service||Provide eligible families the chance to be directly involved in choosing the services and goods, which address their unique needs. The role of the FDSS payment agent services is payment facilitation on behalf of the consumer/family for those goods and services pre-authorized in the person's Individualized Support Plan (ISP). In addition, the payment agent services provide consumers and their families the choice of becoming the "employer of record", allowing innovation and flexibility in meeting their individual needs or the needs of a family member with a disability.||Dauphin||The ARC of Dauphin County||ARC of Dauphin County |
|Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Early Intervention||Allows parents to be involved in early arts interventions for their infants and toddlers with special needs, along with typically developing children. Action and purposeful movement in a relational context appear to be the building blocks of developmental change and are of relevance for cognitive change. In this case, the structure is musical and has the advantage of flexibility. The capabilities of each child, no matter how limited, are brought into the mutual realm of musical relationship with the parent and therapist, are open to variety and, thereby, development. Music has demonstrated success with this population in facilitating socialization, self-expression and language development.||Philadelphia||Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy|
|Parent to Parent Networking||Links families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs by providing peer support and mentoring.||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania-South Central Region||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania|
|Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Corporate Office - Peer Supporters||Peer supporters are the foundation of the Parent to Parent of PA program. They are individuals who have experienced the joys and challenges of raising a child with a disability or special need. As volunteers, they are willing to share their experiences with another family for purposes of support and information.||Dauphin||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania - Corporate Office||Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia HUNE - Adult and Children Services||What We Do: Provide training sessions for parents of children with disabilities on all aspects of special education, including the Federal Laws (IDEA and NCLB) and the State Law (PA Regulations and Standards) in order to ensure that their children receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. Train parents individually on how to access information on education, disabilities and resources available regarding children with disabilities through on-line services.
HUNE assists parents of exceptional children to:
- Understand the nature of their children's disabilities and their educational and developmental needs.
- Communicate effectively with personnel responsible for providing special education, early intervention, transition and related services.
- Participate in the decision making process, the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
- Obtain appropriate information about the range of options, programs, services and resources available to assist exceptional children and their families.
- Understand the availability of, and how to effectively use procedural safeguards under the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) including encouraging the use of, and explaining the benefits of alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation.
- Understand the provision of IDEA for the education of early intervention services to exceptional children.
- Participate in school reform activities. Negotiate for increased availability of interpreters and the development and dissemination of special education forms in Spanish.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia HUNE, Inc. - Philadelphia; West Kensington||Philadelphia HUNE|
|Special Kids Network - Southwest Central Region||The Special Kids Network (SKN), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential. We accomplish this by:
* Providing information on health care services and other resources by calling the SKN, toll-free helpline (1-800-986-4550)
* Offering service coordination to families through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program where an Elks Home Service staff person will work with families in their homes to connect them to needed services and resources
* Supporting eight regional coordinators, who are all parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities, to work in communities to identify service gaps and address the unique challenges of service systems.||Somerset||Special Kids Network - Southwest Central Region||Special Kids Network - Southwest Central Region |
|Special Needs Item Requests - Brighter Journeys||Assist in directing caregivers/family to resources for supporting children with special needs. When possible, organization takes requests for items that are deemed beneficial for a child but may not be covered through medical insurance. An application can be completed for the item; which should include insurance denial information as well as supportive documentation from the child's medical doctor when applicable. Applications are available on the website and can be mailed to the organization.||Luzerne||Brighter Journeys||Brighter Journeys|
|Spina Bifida Association - Subscription/ Newsletter||To receive the SBADV Newsletter and keep up-to-date on the most current information throughout our area, register as a constituent of SBADV:Click here.
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||Delaware||Spina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley - Delaware; Havertown||Spina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley|
|Support Group For Parents and Caregivers of Youths with Sensory and Autism Spectrum Disorders (SASSY)||Support group for parents/caregivers who have children on the spectrum.||Lycoming||Sensory and Autism Spectrum Support For Youth (SASSY)||Sensory and Autism Spectrum Support For Youth (SASSY)|