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HCFT's Behavior Modification Program

logo2(HCFT) Behavior Modification Program Classroom Management Implementation: Fall 2015 Harper’s Counseling & Family Therapy, LLC. Behavior Modification program focused on Preventative classroom management implementing effective teaching practices, frequent monitoring, clear rules and procedures, while HCFT caseworkers/ staff assisted with homework, school assignments and additional coursework. HCFT caseworkers and staff encouraged pro social behavior with systematic reinforcement, praised modeling of appropriate behavior, role playing, peer reading, and also incorporated effective communication models with active listening and interpersonal skills training. Winter/ Spring 2016 HCFT plans on introducing Aggression replacement training, Reality Therapy, and Assertive Discipline which will include incorporating the child’s parents/ guardians and school. Students miss classes every day because of suspensions and expulsions, sometimes for only a minor infraction.


bh3(HCFT) Behavior Modification Program Psychotherapy /Therapeutic Curriculum Component: Harper’s Counseling & Family Therapy, LLC. Services provides a Psychotherapy component in the Behavior Modification Curriculum. The Psychotherapy component of the program is designed to help children resolve problems, modify behaviors, and make positive changes in their lives. The goal of engaging participants in Psychotherapy daily are to reduce symptoms, provide insight, and improve the participant’s functioning and quality of life. The different types of Psychotherapy utilize during Behavior Modification is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, and Play Therapy. The clinician works very closely with academic coordinators to identify negative behaviors in participants and implement measures to target change in behaviors.


bh4 (HCFT) Behavior Modification Program Youth Comprehensive Educational and Recreational Component: (Additional Programs and Events) HCFT seeks to address the youth behavior problem through the establishment of comprehensive educational and youth recreational programs, which will targets the ages 7-17. The educational component of this proposal will be to enhance/retain participant’s educational opportunities through keeping them linked/involved with education activities (reading, math, and writing). The other components will be: Life Skills and Career Development; Recreation; and Cultural Enrichment Activities. For many of the participants the LEAP and I LEAP exam are difficult and this program is intended to prepare the participants for passing the LEAP and I LEAP exam. HCFT will also provide computer training to the part where participants will not only learn computers but also will be able to review Mathematics, English and Spelling on the computer.


bh5 (HCFT) Behavior Modification Program Behavior and Mental Health Disorders Component: Behavioral Issues, Mental Health Disorders, and etc. can result in a child having disciplinary action on a regular basic if the child does not know how to control their behavior. Students miss classes every day because of suspensions and expulsions, sometimes for only a minor infraction.Office for Civil Rights data shows that minority students, at risk populations, and students with disabilities are disproportionately impacted. Today, schools continue to suspend and expel students with disabilities for behavior caused by their disabilities. HCFT is addressing that issue by providing Academic Programs and Behavioral Prevention Techniques, DBT Therapy, Community- based Counseling, and Strategies NOW in order to avoid disciplinary action, expulsion, remediation or containing more serious problems down the road. Participating children face multiple risk factors associated with crime, poverty, such as a lack of resources, lack of positive influences and/or community role models, involvement in violence living environments, and lack of parental guidance and support.


bh4 (HCFT) Behavior Modification Program GIRL TALK Component: GIRL TALK utilizes time for young girls between the ages of 11 and 16 years old that attend the Behavior Modification Program. This GIRL TALK includes Outreach and Prevention discussions that address subjects related to Awareness of anything that could hurt them and/or impact their road to success. Whether GIRL TALK is done individually or in a group of their peers, this time is with a clinically trained Mental Health Specialist and/or Professional in a secure, safe, and private environment. This is an opportunity for teens to vent about life's challenges with a trained professional who can educate them by providing concise, up-to-date information with a pathway to help. HCFT wants to fulfill the need of a structured program in connection with the behavior modification program to improve their academic and behavior issues at school and improve their social skills at home, school and in the community.