Children's Psychosocial Rehabilitation (CPSR) is a skills driven program whose primary goal is to teach skills and tools to both parents and the child/adolescents in order to increase functionality in all natural environments. These skills are learned through the use of teaching, coaching, modeling and role playing. Children/Adolescents with behavioral and or emotional needs are able to successfully live and function within their family environments, in the community, enjoy active social lives, attend school, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. CPSR is:
ATTENTION: Parents, adoptive Parents, WIN workers, parole officers, teachers (SIP, Special ED), counselors, psychologist's, therapists, LCSW’s, psychiatrists, pediatric and family doctors if a child/youth you know..
is engaging in undesirable behaviors including:
-Anger management problems
-Not staying focused
-Not following instructions
-Depressed or moody
-Has been detained and has a mental health diagnosis
-Struggling between transitions from home and school
-Getting into fights with peers and or adults
-Is academically behind in school because of behavior
-Is in need of transitional living skills
-Is not adjusting well to adoptive home
and would benefit from:
-Additional support in the home
-Additional support in the school
-Services provided in his or her natural environment
-Holistic services that are collaborated between school, social service agencies, other community providers, natural parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents
-Additional assistance for follow through with school, social service, home, or provider requests/requirements
-Their guardians receiving education on his or her mental diagnosis
-Their guardians receiving training and support on how to implement structure and consequences
-Behavioral health treatment to prevent recidivism to the juvenile justice system and or psychiatric hospitals
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