"I can't help the things I'm doing!"
"Nobody likes me."
"Why was I born like this?"
"I just want all of this to stop!"
Help is available. For children with serious emotional disorders, ReDiscover provides intensive in-home counseling, case management services, and support. ReDiscover works with families, parents and children who need professional support, intensive case management, and a collaborative, multi-agency approach to services to understand the child’s condition and find ways to work effectively together. ReDiscover helps coordinate all services between home, school, and the therapeutic community. Children are provided services based on their individual needs. Some of the characteristics and behaviors seen in children who have emotional disturbances include:
- Learning difficulties (academically performing below grade level)
- Hyperactivity (short attention span, impulsiveness)
- Aggression / self-injurious behavior (acting out, fighting)
- Withdrawal (failure to initiate interaction with others; retreat from exchanges of social interaction, excessive fear or anxiety)
- Immaturity (inappropriate crying, temper tantrums, poor coping skills)
- Children with the most serious emotional disturbances may exhibit distorted thinking, excessive anxiety, bizarre motor acts, and abnormal mood swings
- Children and Families
- Case management
- Community Support Services for individuals and families; parenting skills, communication skills, behavior management
- Inter-agency collaboration and coordination with all collateral contacts; coordinating assessments and treatment plans, linking clients to needed supports and resources
- Days, evenings, and other times as required
- Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans accepted
- Fees based on ability to pay
“When severely troubled children are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization due to their mental health issues, emotional disturbances, or substance abuse problems, ReDiscover offers intensive services that can help them and their families. We assist families in improving their functioning by increasing parental behavior management skills and improving parent/child relationships and interactions. Together, the family is able to set up a crisis plan, set flexible goals, and receive needed services and referrals.” JoAnn McClung, Program Leader