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Youth Tele Behavioral Health Program

Youth Tele Behavioral Health

Heywood's Youth Tele Behavioral Health Program is a collaborative school-based tele-behavioral health initiative in partnership with the local school system to bridge gaps in care for adolescents with behavioral health needs and/or co-occurring disorders. The initiative provides counseling services in the schools through remote video sessions between the student and a mental health clinician with the additional support of a school-based Community Health Worker who serves as the care coordinator and resources specialist for the student, family and school.

Individual Therapy

Our school-based tele counseling program offers students Individual Therapy. Students meet with a Clinician using a 2-way interactive video conferencing system. Our clinicians help the student (and their family) understand and resolve problems, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives. 

  • Sessions are usually 30 - 45 minutes weekly, biweekly or monthly
  • Work with school to make sure students do not miss "core class" time
  • Though the program is school based, it is available year round

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The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally-appropriate behavioral treatment for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 years old with substance use disorders. It is a 13 week therapy model that focuses on developing positive coping skills, improved communication skills, and enhanced problem solving skills to decrease incidences of unhealthy coping skills such as substance use, self-harm and aggressive behaviors.

  • Treatment goals are developed based on what the youth is willing to work on
  • Two family sessions are built into the model to strengthen communication skills between youth and caregiver(s)

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