Our Model & Impact
Children with behavioral health needs require different services and interventions. The Center offers its services at two program sites, one for children in grades K-5 and one for children in grades 5-8. At each program site, we provide varying degrees of instructional intensity.
75% reduction in rates of hospitalizations, pre- and post-placement
60% decrease in number of behavioral crisis on-site, over time
88% of partner schools rate themselves as Satisfied or Very Satisfied with NOTDP
88% of parents rate themselves as Satisfied or Very Satisfied with NOTDP
83% of children successfully transitioned when transition plan is implemented
Trauma Informed Programming
Our goal is for children to make of academic progress in reading and math for every year they are enrolled in the program (or a portion thereof; progress measured in grade level growth & commensurate with time in the program).
Daily individual small-group or individual instruction
Focus on math & reading
Participation in state assessments
Baseline instructional settings are one-on-one. Advanced instructional settings are in small groups of 2-3 children.
Two 30 minute blocks per day of Failure Free reading; book study; reading aloud with emphasis on comprehension. Progress monitored with STEP (K-3) and Fountas & Pinnel (3-8).
Two 30 minute blocks per day of iReady Math; STMath, teacher-created lessons aligned to Louisiana Student Standards. Progress monitored with iReady Math.
Therapeutic & Clinical Services
Group (daily) & Individual (2x/week) therapy
Behavior data tracking
Evidence-based interventions, including collaborative & proactive solutions, therapeutic crisis intervention in schools, preventing long-term anger & aggression in youth, and restorative justice practices
Daily therapeutic recreation activities
Over-the-counter medication administration
Coordination with psychiatric and acute care hospitalizations