OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

On Campus: Educational Day Treatment 

We believe education is the key to our children’s futures. Our academic programming began 40 years ago with the development of our educational day treatment programs and has evolved to serve students who require an intensive combination of special education and therapy services. Children and youth are referred to us from numerous school districts in Missouri and Kansas.

Our educational day treatment programs provide individualized curriculum, small class sizes, and a variety of therapeutic options for boys and girls, ages 6-19 in grades K-12. They receive special education classroom teaching as well as therapeutic supports at one of our day treatment schools during the day before returning home each afternoon. Students acquire coping skills and new learning strategies that allow them to progress academically, socially, emotionally and behaviorally to help them successfully transition back to their school district or graduate from high school with plans for their futures. Our school services are located on our Gillis and Ozanam Campuses, as well as at our Blue Springs location

Additionally, our Healthy Living and Food System program is another service created to benefit youth ages 14 and up in our day treatment programs. This new family of programs promotes healthy living for the youth in our care, as well as the communities they live in.

In the Community: School Support Programs

Our commitment to education extends into the community through our school support programs. These outreach efforts began in response to the strong interest we received after others saw firsthand the effectiveness of strategies used on our campuses to help students succeed. Today, we continue to partner with other schools to give students the tools they need to achieve their dreams.

Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST)
BIST provides training and customized consultation to teachers and administrators nationwide to address the growing needs of students in their own classrooms. Our BIST Model is recognized as an evidence-based practice with data showing a correlation to improved teaching strategies and therefore improved behavior in students whose schools utilize our BIST Program.

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