KidsPeace Community Programs provide services to children, biological families and foster families in the Pennsylvania communities where they live. In 2015, over 5,000 clients were served through community programs in Pennsylvania.
KidsPeace professionals provide services such as therapy, life and parenting skills training, problem solving, and self-esteem building to children and families. Counselors coordinate with schools, county human services departments and various mental health agencies to offer a holistic approach to therapy. Often KidsPeace will transport children to after-school community programs, summer programs, and assists families with transportation to therapeutic appointments.
Adults are treated through the associated programs of Orchard Behavioral Health (Click Here).
Outpatient Services (Broadway Campus, Sacred Heart Campus, Green Street facility, Tobyhanna facility) – Available for both children and adults, including walk-in services 9-5 Monday through Friday. Individual, group and family therapies that maintain children at home while focusing on symptom reduction, behavioral issues and elimination of more restrictive treatment.
Autism Services, including:
- Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) (Broadway Campus) – Community-based counseling, for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their caregivers, to develop the communication and coping skills necessary to function in the community. The Early Intervention BHRS program is a specialized program that provides a more intense, individualized level of therapy to young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, while using key elements of Applied Behavior Analysis to help these children meet their developmental goals.
- After School Autism Program (Broadway Campus & Berks Campus) – Communication and socialization skills are introduced and practiced in a structured environment for autistic children after-school on weekdays.
- Sarah’s Smile® Summer Autism Program (Broadway Campus) – Summer therapeutic activity program for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders that focuses on communication and socialization within small groups.
Partial Hospitalization Programs provide therapeutic environments for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 in a variety of forms:
- “Advances” Program (Berks Campus) – School-based partial hospitalization services for students in need of emotional support, combining academics with mental health treatment to help students adequately function in public schools in their communities.
- Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (Berks Campus & Broadway Campus) – An alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, the program is focused on providing intensive mental health services while keeping the client at home. Recommended for clients whom suffer from moderate to severe psychiatric disorders that impair their ability to participate in everyday social, vocational and educational activities. The program also serves as a “stepdown” service for youth after they are discharged from inpatient care.
- Sub-Acute Partial Hospitalization Program (Berks Campus) – Providing intensive treatment for youth exhibiting severe behavioral problems, who are at risk of inpatient placement and have been diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, or mood disorders. The program also serves clients facing deficits in their self-image, behavior and social and interpersonal skills. It is appropriate for clients stepping down from inpatient or residential care into community-based treatment.
Each partial hospitalization program features an interdisciplinary approach to developing treatment plans – involving input from psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors, nurses and mental health professionals, and special education certified teachers.
Other programs include:
- Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) – An empowering, family-centered process that recognizes the importance of involving family groups in decision-making about children who need protection or care.
- Sexual Issues Treatment and Education (SITE) — Community-based specialized treatment that integrates cognitive, affective or behavioral approaches to youth with victim or offender sexual issues. Services include individual, family and group therapy.