Annual Report 2019

Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships

Early Intervention

The Early Intervention level includes services for students who are demonstrating early signs of behavioral health concerns. Clinicians provide brief targeted group interventions, referrals for additional supports, and/or care coordination to promote resilience and reduce the risk of developing more extensive concerns.

Care Coordination:

Care coordination is a form of direct service delivery in which the BCHNP clinician works collaboratively with students, caregivers, and school and community professionals to assess student and family needs, provide targeted coping strategies to address early signs of behavioral health concerns, and identify and help access the appropriate referrals for additional behavioral health services. The clinician also helps facilitate communication amongst adults involved in students’ lives (e.g., caregivers, providers, school professionals) in order to implement interventions and apply skills learned to the school setting.

CARE COORDINATION VIDEO HERE

How Many Students Are Engaging in Care Coordination With BCHNP Clinicians?

199

Students

With What Needs Do Students Engaging in BCHNP Care Coordination Present?

To What Services Are Students Referred as a Result of BCHNP Care Coordination?:

91%

Of students engaging in care coordination were referred to additional behavioral health services

 
 

Targeted Groups:

Targeted groups are a form of direct service delivery in which BCHNP clinicians work with small groups of students to build social emotional skills.

TARGETED GROUPS VIDEO HERE

How Many Students Are Engaging in BCHNP Targeted Groups?

25

Targeted Groups

10

Average sessions per group

95

Students

With What Needs Do Students Engaging in BCHNP Targeted Groups Present?

What Skills Are Students Building Through BCHNP Targeted Groups?

92%

of Students Agree that BCHNP targeted groups contributed to students’ academic success

92%

of Teachers Agree that BCHNP targeted groups contributed to students’ academic success

92%

of Students Agree that targeted groups helped them feel better about themselves

76%

of Teachers Agree that the BCHNP clinician facilitating the targeted group helped them understand how to support the student

91%

of Students Agree that they would want to be in a group like this again

Students say…

“Group was great, and I liked hearing different opinions and ways to solve problems. The BCHNP clinician was very understanding and a good person to talk to.”

“The group really helped me succeed and be less nervous.”

Teachers say…

“This student has thrived in the social skills group. The student feels cared for, seen, and really respected by the BCHNP clinician and peers.”

“This student has learned strategies to cope well with others when involved in a disagreement. It has greatly helped when solving problems with a peer.”

“The work with this group was instrumental in helping the boys build connections. One student in particular was feeling like an outsider. He now feels much more accepted and part of the group.”

“The BCHNP group process was very transparent to teachers, which is great!”

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