Clinical Services

Clinical Services for residents are provided at The Children's Home of Kingston by Residential Therapists, all of whom are under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services. Clinical services for day students are provided at Grove Street Academy by a School Counselor, who is supervised by the Director of Educational Services. Our school program is additionally supported by a School Psychologist, who is supervised by the Director of Educational Services.

Clinical/treatment interventions are provided by MSW level social workers or therapists with comparable Master’s level clinical degree and are provided directly. Therapists provide the following counseling and clinical case management services which maintain complementary functions in the continuum of care for each youth:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Crisis intervention approaches
  • Individualized behavior strategies
  • Adaptive behavior assessment scale
  • Facilitating the treatment team process
  • Medication review updates
  • Treatment planning & recording
    • Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) goals
    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals
    • Family Assessment Service Plan (FASP) goals
  • Court attendance
  • Case management services
  • Coordination of discharge planning
  • Health insurance information
  • Psychosocial evaluations
  • Home assessments
  • Home visit contract
  • Supports family centered approach to treatment
  • Aids in providing service coordination and referrals
  • Supervises visits as needed

Family services are provided to meet the following service needs:

  • Resolve family conflicts
  • Facilitate communication/problem solving skills
  • Achieve understanding of separation from the family
  • Achieve understanding of the service plan/changes in that plan
  • Support/maintain all family/significant relationships (siblings, extended family members), through shared activities/contacts
  • Understand expectations of program/roles of personnel in the group living situation
  • Prepare for discharge and reintegration into the family or another setting
    • This becomes a primary service need from the point of referral/during all stages of treatment