Therapeutic Engagement involves creating a therapeutic alliance, and commitment to joint work toward positive change for the individual. When done successfully, the engagement process results in a relationship based on clarity, trust and mutual responsibility in the change process. This process is the relationship that a caregiver has with the provider/agency that works with their child.
The engagement process is enhanced by:
RBC stresses the importance of family involvement in treatment. Without parent and caregiver supports and interactions, we will make minimal progress. Parents are encouraged and expected to participate in treatment planning, daily sessions and learn strategies being taught, modeled and coached by our staff. Successful treatment includes all team players.
Parent Involvement is vitally important to the success of treatment.
Just a reminder that appointments with your clinicians are a prescribed service. If you are unable to meet with your staff for any reason, please notify as soon as possible. Failure to notify and/or no shows can result in discharge from services. We want what is best for your child but must adhere to this policy to ensure that your child is getting the best from us. If you have any questions, please notify our Director at 814-336-2848.
Research shows building and maintaining a social support network will improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Having a support strengthens resiliency to stress and lowers the risk of difficult and potentially dangerous behaviors. To boost natural supports, parents can;
Our Behavioral Specialists can attend Individualized Education Plan Meetings (IEP), Transitions Meetings, School Meetings, Psychological and Psychiatric Appointments. Our goal is to collaborate with all team players! Contact your Clinician to schedule.
A crisis is any situation in which the individual’s moods and/or behaviors are out of control. Crisis also occur when the individual or parent/caregiver are not able to resolve the situation with the skills and resources available.
Many things can lead to a mental health crisis. Increased stress, change in family situations, bullying at a school or substance use may trigger an increase in behaviors that lead to a mental health crisis.
The goal of treatment is always to increase independence and skill level in the child and family. Increasing independence in self-managing crisis is considered a hallmark of growth and recovery.
RBC strives to provide quality interventions and services for all children. If you have concerns or feel that your child requires specialized crisis planning, please contact Regional Behavioral Consultants or your team to discuss.