Parent Resource

Resources for Helping Children with Anger & Behavioral Health Problems

There are a variety of scenarios that result in children needing emotional and academic support in order to thrive. The Aspire Day School team would like to share these resources as a means for sharing resources that encourage positive outcomes for students.

Positive Classroom Behavior Support

Classroom positive behavioral support entails creating an environment that implements evidence-based practices and systems that provide support and improve students' behavioral and academic outcomes.

Frameworks for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support

Evidence-based, tiered frameworks for supporting students' mental health, social-emotional learning, and academic life.

Mental Health and Education

Addressing mental health needs in academia in order to encourage bright futures for students. 60% of teens with depression did not get treatment in the past year (National Education Association, 2022)

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Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein and Dr. Ellen McGinnis are the original founders of Skillstreaming.

Skillstreaming is a highly acclaimed, evidence-based prosocial skills training program that builds social-emotional competence and encourages pro-social behaviors.

Skillstreaming utilizes a four-part training approach— (1) modeling, (2) role-playing, (3) performance feedback, and (4) generalization.

The four-part training approach is used to teach essential prosocial skills to children and adolescents. Each of the Skillstreaming books provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching a wide variety of prosocial skills.

Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy can help students build confidence, self-efficiency, communication, trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control, and learn boundaries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Aspire Day School's Day treatment program apart from traditional educational services?

Aspire Days schools are unique in how we integrate mental healthcare into our educational day.  Each student obtains 3 hours of instructional learnings and 3 hours of group therapy.  During the week each student is required to have a 1-hour individual therapy session and bi-weekly a 1-hour family session.  Advantages to our school are smaller classrooms, individualized treatment plans, and interactions with your mental health provider daily.  

The CANS gathers information on youths and parents/caregivers’ needs and strengths. Strengths are the student’s assets: areas of life where he or she is doing well or has an interest or ability. Needs are areas where a student requires help or intervention. Our providers use an assessment process to get to know the child or youth and the families with whom they work and to understand their strengths and needs. The CANS helps providers decide which of a student’s needs are the most important to address in treatment planning and a foundation to determine level of care. The CANS also helps identify strengths, which can be the basis of a treatment pl

We reassess our students with the CANS every 30 days. By doing this we are able to determine our progress towards discharge and positive patient outcomes.

Our team is unique in many ways. In our education department we have master- level prepared special education teachers and certified teachers in every classroom. Our clinical team is composed of Licensed Clinicals Social workers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ABA trained Behavioral interventionist, and along with a wealth of experience under our behavioral service belt.

At Aspire we believe in fostering relationships with families and our community. We make it a priority to meet with our school district leaderships and community mental health facilities to collaborate on safe best practices options for our students.

For students to be admitted into Aspire, guardians must consent and ensure compliancy to bi-weekly family therapy sessions. We also utilize Class Dojo daily to communicate with families their child’s day to day behaviors. If therapeutic interventions need to be reassessed, we will call on a family collaborative meeting that includes the behavioral interventionist, teacher, therapist, school leadership and any outside health care partners in the treatment plan.

At Aspire we take pride in providing early mental health intervention for children and families. Our mission is to provide holistic trauma informed care that can reduce negative outcomes. Our aim is to develop our students into healthy and productive members of society when they are adults.

We take pride in hiring staff who are operating at the highest levels of certification and licensure. Professional development days are incorporated into our calendar to facilitate trainings on best practice.

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