Pace programs provide mental health services to meet the complex needs of children with emotional and behavioral challenges that interfere with their ability to succeed in their public school environment. Pace believes that the integration of mental health services into the child’s most natural environment, a school classroom, is an effective way to ensure that children develop functional coping mechanisms. Pace offers several options for meeting these needs.
- School Based Partial Hospitalization: this option provides individual, group and family therapy, medication management and service coordination with other providers. Its intensive level of service concentrates the care as a diversion from and alternative to in-patient treatment.
- Assessment: Ongoing assessment is conducted at Pace to identify and differentiate symptoms. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is available to assist the team to determine the motivation and function of a child’s behavior.
- Social Work Services are available for students not enrolled in the partial hospitalization program. They can connect the child to necessary outside services as well as help families navigate the options available to them in their communities.