Part of the Catapult Learning family of schools, our school can be a great resource for parents and children experiencing emotional/behavioral issues at home. We believe a holistic approach that combines education and homelife yields the best results. Our teachers and staff, including counselors, psychologists and occupational therapists, do whatever it takes to ensure families have all the tools they need to be successful. We often work with outside professionals to provide children with a network of support that is going to help them live their best life.
Making sure individuals guiding the child also have access to resources is a top priority. We build in professional development days to give our teachers opportunities to keep up with the leading edge of research and what they can do for our students. We also offer workshops for all parents in the community – not just High Road parents – to learn about topics that will help them cope with their children’s emotional/behavior issues. We focus on de-escalation and creating calmness at home regardless of what is happening.
Every child deserves the best chance to succeed. Recognizing the signs, accessing the right help and building a network of caring professionals is crucial. With a well-rounded approach, various entities work together and consistently move toward what is working for the child. Only then will parents see true results and the creation of a better future for their children and families.
The above article was written by Aaron O’Neal, program director