What do you do for students who are unable to attend or participate in school due to anxiety and school refusal, but can benefit from interaction with peers outside the home? First Children Services has a solution with our Transitions Program! The Transitions Program is a small group, center-based, home instruction program for students in grades 5-12 who are not able to attend their public schools due to anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenge. First Children is a New Jersey Department of Education approved clinic and agency for home instruction, counseling, and other related services.
The Transitions Program counseling services are provided by our experienced licensed clinical social workers who work closely with each student’s outside treatment provider and family to ensure a smooth continuity of care. Counseling services include but are not limited to, Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills, and family support.
Designed with School Districts in Minds
The Transitions Program model was designed to meet the needs of sending school districts
First Children is a New Jersey Department of Education Approved Clinic and Agency for counseling and home instruction. Our Transitions Program teachers are New Jersey Department of Education certified. The Transitions curriculum follows the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Students do not need an IEP or 504 to attend the Transitions Program. Transportation to and from our programs is typically the responsibility of the sending school district.
For more information on the Transitions Program, please contact Sonia Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 888-1097 Ext. 304.
First Children Services also offers traditional home instruction programs for students who are not able to attend our center based home instruction programs.
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