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HNA Children's Behavioral Health Programs


Blended Case Management:

Community-based services for children/adolescents with a qualifying mental, emotional, or behavioral health issue. While services are targeted for children/adolescents, our team helps the whole family access the resources they need to have a happier, healthier lifestyle. We provide a strength-based assessment to evaluate needs for children/adolescents and their families. Based on that assessment, we coordinate and link to services and resources in the home, school, and community settings.

What do Blended Case Management Services look like in action?

  • Advocating for children and families with IEP (Individualized Education Programs)
  • Assisting families with issues that affect the child/adolescent's well-being, including housing, legal issues, finances, and medical insurance/access
  • Communicating with the pediatrician
  • Making recommendations for therapy
  • Links to after-school activities
  • Regularly scheduled meetings with the case manager that fits the family's needs for frequency and meeting location

"I am so pleased with the encouragement and peer support we've received from the school and Home Nursing Agency. This circle of support has made all the difference for our family."


- Roaring Spring, PA

Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization:

  • Provides intensive counseling services including group, individual and family therapy, as well as psychiatric services to children and adolescents who are experiencing serious emotional and behavioral difficulties that impact their performance in school and affect other significant areas of the child’s life.
  • Focuses on strengths and provides school based programming.

Locations:

          Children's Community Health Center
          400 Lakemont Park Blvd., Suite 100
          Altoona, PA 16602-5947
          1-866-706-6857

          HEARTS (Helping Elementary At Risk To Succeed - K-Grade 5) &
          STRIDES (Students Developing Responsibility In Developing Educational Strategies - Grades 6-8)
          State College, PA

 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy:

PCIT is an “evidence-based” intervention, which means study after study it’s proven to show positive results! PCIT works with the caregiver and child together to learn new skills and strengthen the caregiver-child bond.

By observing through a one-way mirror, a highly trained therapist coaches caregivers using an ear piece on very specific ways to engage their child and manage their child’s behavior. This specialized coaching allows each family to receive individualized treatment during real-life situations.

Two Phases of PCIT:

Child-Directed Interaction:
Come Play! Caregivers are taught P.R.I.D.E. skills. P.R.I.D.E. stands for Praise, Reflect, Imitate, Describe, and Enjoy. Through child-directed play, these skills are practiced until parents feel comfortable and confident with the skills. This type of play not only strengthens the caregiver-child relationship, but also is a lot of fun, too!

Parent-Directed Interaction:
Come play a different way! Caregivers learn to use commands and very specific behavior management techniques as they continue to play with their child. These specialized parenting skills are highly effective in real-world settings and have been shown to increase child compliance and pro-social behaviors, while decreasing disruptive behaviors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will I see changes?
PCIT is approximately a 14-week program. However, caregivers may see significant results in just a few weeks. Caregiver skills can be applied to other children in the family, even if they are not enrolled in PCIT.

What does it cost?
PCIT is a wellness program, which means it is covered by most insurances including Medicaid.

How do I get involved?
Call Home Nursing Agency at 814.946.0261 to schedule an assessment and let us know that you are interested in PCIT. We hope you’ll come and play with us soon!