Screening for behavioral health needs is the best way to help with early identification of students who may be at-risk or in need of additional support. Providing early intervention and care can help individuals who are struggling with mental health symptoms to recover more quickly.
Early Childhood Services
Early intervention offers a greater chance for healing and recovery. Children as young as three years old can benefit from mental health interventions. That’s why Red Oak works with parents and caregivers to support healthy childhood development and build more effective parenting skills. We work with children and families who have experienced:
- Developmental delays
- Behavioral issues
- Unresolved trauma
- Attachment difficulties
- Separation anxiety
Screening tools are resources that are designed to quickly help determine if you are experiencing symptoms related to mental health. Red Oak uses screening tools to help identify areas of need and opportunity and to design programming tailored to meet the needs of individuals or groups. Screening tools do not provide a diagnosis, but may indicate a need for further assessment.
Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS-2™)
The BIMAS-2 is a brief, repeatable, universal screening tool that measures social, emotional and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 years. Designed to identify students who might be at risk or in need of further assessment, the BIMAS-2 can also help monitor the effectiveness of system wide interventions implemented within a school building or district.
Developmental Assets Profile (DAP)
The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) is a survey for youth ages 8 to 18 that provides an assessment of an adolescent’s developmental assets within the contexts of the four External Asset Categories (Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time), the four Internal Asset Categories (Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies, Positive Identity), as well as within five social contexts (Personal Assets, Social Assets, Family Assets, School Assets, and Community Assets).
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a screening tool that measures psychological adjustment in children and detects emotional and/or behavioral problems. It addresses 25 attributes across 5 scales (emotional symptoms, conduct problems, peer relationship problems, hyperactivity/ inattention, and prosocial behaviors).
School-Based Health and Wellness
At Red Oak, we recognize that even students without a mental health diagnosis can have significant unmet social and emotional needs that exceed the capacity of even the most dedicated school counseling teams. Red Oak has teamed up with several local schools to provide health and wellness supports to these students . In this model, we have shifted the focus to wellness vs. illness with a goal of preventing a need for more intensive intervention or treatment in the future.
Our wellness programs include groups designed to help participants discover their internal “wellness” strengths, promote protective factors and reduce risk factors through an asset model as opposed to a deficit model. These in-school groups are safe and nurturing environments that cultivate empowerment and development of the youth participants.
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We believe in you, and join you on your journey to heal and grow.