Schools-based

School-Based Skill Building Services

Skill building services are provided at in school by Rehabilitation Service Providers (RSP). The RSPs role is to teach practical life skills. These services are “rehabilitative”. This means that we teach participants how to achieve meaningful improvements in day-to-day functioning (such as caring for oneself, social skills, decision-making, and emotional control.) Our shared goal is to achieve step-by-step improvements in the quality of individual and family life at school and in the community.

These “services in the community” are provided in participants’ “real world” environments, so they may have an impact which is even greater than services provided in an “artificial” office setting. Services are brought to the client and family rather than removing participants from the community setting where the problems being addressed actually occur.

Home-based and school-based services usually include these three components:

Skills Training and Development: Problem behavior and inconsistent emotional control can often be linked back to a lack of important life skills. People want to be successful, but a lack of necessary skills can interfere with a person’s ability to succeed and cope, especially in stressful situations. Understanding the reasons why key skills have not fully developed is less important than it is to identify and work on building up the skills that are lacking.

Case Management (Care Coordination) Services: Our Rehabilitation Coordinators (RCs) provide additional help by planning client care and by connecting individuals and families to other community services providers outside of Bowen Center. Individuals and families often finding it difficult and confusing to navigate all the different helping agencies and professionals. We can make this easier. Often, the more supports that can be made available to individuals, parents and families, the better the outcome of our work together.

Crisis Planning and Management: This service helps individuals and families handle an immediate crisis situation and assure the safety and well-being of those involved. Together, we attempt to prevent a crisis from turning into an emergency. Our ultimate goal is to keep the client and family safe at home in the community, so we can continue to work together to achieve treatment goals.