Wraparound & School Based Services
Since 1996, Sharon Regional Medical Center has proudly provided behavioral health rehabilitative services (BHRS) to children who suffer from mental health disorders. Our experienced and respected BHRS staff includes master's level behavioral specialist consultants and mobile therapists, and bachelor's level therapeutic staff support workers who serve children in Mercer and Lawrence counties. In addition, our staff has board-certified behavioral analyst credentialing.
The Foundations Program
Formed in 1996, The Foundations Program provides one-to-one therapeutic interventions with specialists committed to assisting children with mental health disorders achieve their goals in the least restrictive environment within their community, school and home.
The Foundations Program serves children with mental health diagnoses, including:
- Depression/Bipolar Disorder
- Conduct/Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Anxiety Disorder
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The Connections Program
The Connections Program, launched in 1997, is an intensive, one to one specialized program serving children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and is based on the belief that through connections with others and our environment we can grow, learn and develop.
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School-Based Behavioral Health Program – Hornet Score
Hornet Score serves the students of the Hermitage Area School District through a building-wide, school-based, behavioral support model. This model encourages the full engagement and collaboration of families, district staff as well as Sharon Regional Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services staff.
Who can participate?
Participants are students in grades K to 7 enrolled at Artman Elementary, Ionta Elementary and Delahunty Middle Schools. Participants must be experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties in the school, home, and community such that they are unable to remain in their educational setting without on-site behavioral health support. Wraparound and School-Based clinicians conduct a comprehensive interview and assessment to determine the needs of each child and their family. The staff then prescribes a therapeutic, data-driven treatment plan to be carried out by the staff and the family. Treatment is provided in the child's school, at home and in the community.
- That a child's family and community are essential for development and are to be maximized in our interventions.
- That a child develops through natural sequences, and we will promote progress through each of those stages.
- That a child's own interests and strengths are the building blocks which promote development, and they are to be used to help the child grow and learn.
- That loving, nurturing relationships are a key to human development and potential, and our relationships are to be positive and encouraging with each child.
- That every child is an individual and has a unique way of learning and each style is to be respected.
- That a child with autism spectrum disorder requires close communication between all service providers and family to reach full potential, and we will assist in making these connections.
As part of their treatment plan, a child may be assigned a behavioral specialist consultant, mobile therapist and a therapeutic staff support worker, or any prescribed combination of the three, as part of their treatment team. This specialized team works with youth to:
- Regulate their moods
- Expand their social skills
- Decrease anxiety
- Develop self-monitoring behaviors
- Increase positive self-image
- Increase personal responsibility
- Increase task completion
- Improve time management
- Reduce stress
Families are the most important part of a child's life, and as such, a major focus of intervention. We ask that families participate in sessions to learn relationship-based interventions and positive discipline techniques. We promote a comprehensive approach in order to maximize your child's development. We strive to complement and reinforce services that the child may already be receiving such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and educational systems.
For more information, please call 724-983-5494.