Northwest Journey accepts school aged children.
Our groups typically involve 8 to 11 clients who meet for 60 minute sessions up to 5 hours per day. Groups focus on learning relationship skills, social skill building, life skills, errors in thinking, anger management, healthy living, coping skills, self-esteem, stress management techniques, and recreational therapy.
It is imperative for a client to begin mental health treatment as soon as the need is identified. This will allow the client to work through the issues they are struggling with while learning the coping techniques to manage themselves in the educational environment.
Most Northwest Journey Sites provide one hour per day of structured education time. Many of the mental health groups can be transferred into elective credits if the school chooses to do so.
Northwest Journey arranges and provides transportation to and from the program.
The need for medication is determined by the client’s psychiatrist
The client’s multidisciplinary team works together with the clients to determine an appropriate time for the client to be discharged after the client has made progress on his/her/their treatment goals. Northwest Journey provides transitional services along with recommendations that are appropriate for the client post discharge.
The transition into the school environment can be challenging/daunting for many of the clients that we serve. Northwest Journey works closely with the clients’ school to ensure a smooth transition back into the learning environment at a pace the client is comfortable with.
Northwest Journey does not provide lunch, however lunch is available for those who may have forgotten, or are in need of a lunch. Most Northwest Journey sites provide a healthy snack and/or breakfast.
A child may be the right fit for our program if the following are true:
- Counseling and therapeutic intervention is necessary beyond weekly outpatient visits.
- A child or adolescent’s behaviors and/or emotions lead to situations not sufficiently managed at home, in school or in the community.
- Current or previous treatment is not meeting the needs of the child, adolescent, or family.
- Discharge from an inpatient hospital, residential, or group home setting is imminent, and intensive treatment is needed to maintain treatment gains, or to further treatment outcomes.
- A child or adolescent’s mental health issues (depression, anxiety, behaviors, etc.) are impeding success.
Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for clients and their families. We are willing to come to you to meet in person and help walk you through the process. It is helpful for the process if you have the following on items on hand:
- Your insurance card
- Well-Child exam paperwork
- Guardianship Paperwork (for children in out of home placements)
We accept all forms of insurance including medical assistance. We are here to help you through the insurance process. Each client will receive a benefit check before enrolment is completed. Schools and families will never be charged without their signed consent, prior to the beginning of programing