Make A Referral

The Center for Resilience provides services to for children who are challenged by significant emotional health problems that interfere with learning and functioning in a traditional school setting.

Children best served by CfR are those who:
·       Have not experienced success in response to the appropriate RTI or MTSS process; and
·       Qualify for special education services for behavioral reasons (typically categorized as Emotional Disturbance or Other Health Impairment); and
·       Are a significant disruption to the school environment despite a well-implemented intervention plan; and/or
·       Are experiencing a major mental illness or crisis (as diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional) that impairs learning in a traditional setting (e.g., severe depression, psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

CfR is an ideal placement option for children who have not consistently and meaningfully participated in learning despite access to maximum supports available within the school building. Typically, CfR does not provide services to children whose primary disability is an autism spectrum disorder, but all referrals are taken on a case-by-case basis. Children with intellectual disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis as well, dependent on the child’s ability to understand and participate in therapeutic interventions.Our ongoing referral process is a collaborative effort involving all appropriate stakeholders. The steps in the process are as follows:

  1. Home School | Determines that child is non-responsive to a variety of interventions and fits the profile and criteria for the Center for Resilience.

  2. Home School | Prepares and submits referral paperwork, including referral packet and related materials.

  3. CfR (Child Services Coordinator) | Reviews file for completeness and compliance with application criteria, and sends school response.

  4. CfR (Leadership Team) | When file is complete, reviews file for fit.

  5. Home School | If fit is determined based on file, school secures permission from parent/guardian tho have CfR staff conduct on-site observation and requests parent participation in psychiatric evaluation.

  6. CfR (Clinical Team) | CfR clinical team conducts psychological evaluation with child and family at school site.

  7. CfR (Clinical Team) | Conducts site visit at home school, including conversations with staff and student observation.

  8. CfR (Directors) | Makes final decision regarding student entry into program, and notifies home school of acceptance or rejection.

Note: If the parent or guardian is unable to participate in the psychiatric evaluation and/or consent for medical treatment, placement at CfR cannot be considered.