Specialized

Programs

CRC offers many programs that can help kids navigate difficult times and help families work on problems they are facing with their children. In Wood County, CRC is the only agency specializing solely in child and adolescent mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues.

Below are the programs we provide to children and families of Wood County. Please contact us with any additional questions regarding our services.

ACT: RAISING SAFE KIDS

The ACT Program can help parents and caregivers raise children in safe, stable, healthy environments. Participants will learn discipline that works and find out how to deal with tantrums and fights. The program is free and childcare is provided. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

ADHD SUMMER CAMP

This evidenced-based treatment is designed for children ages 6-12 years with AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is tailored to each child’s behavior and emotional needs. The ultimate goal is to build on a child’s skills so he or she returns to school ready to succeed and functions successfully at home and in the community.

ADVENTURE THERAPY

AT is an activity-based group for youth ages 7-18 which focuses on building healthy attachment/relationships, improving self-regulation skills, and building competencies. 

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

DBT is an evidence-based treatment for adolescents which is designed to manage a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, self-harm, suicidal ideation/attempts, extreme emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, interpersonal conflict, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and other high-risk behaviors. It consists of both weekly individual/family therapy plus weekly Skills Group sessions, which a caregiver or other significant adult must attend with the client.

FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY

FFT is an evidence-based, short-term treatment (3-6 months) for adolescents ages 11-18 that has had great success with preserving families in need by providing clear strategies for behavior change.  The youth and caregivers must participate in family sessions. 

INCREDIBLE YEARS (DINOSAUR SCHOOL)

Incredible Years is an evidence-based group therapy program which utilizes puppets to engage children ages 3-8 in developing positive relationships, communication skills, coping skills, conflict resolution, interpersonal problem solving/social skills, and emotional regulation.

MONEY SMART GROUP

Money Smart is a program for teenagers and young adults to teach financial management skills. Topics covered include:

  • Types of savings programs
  • How to pay for a house or apartment
  • Setting financial goals
  • How to use a checking account
  • Protecting yourself from identity theft
  • Types of loans
  • Making decisions about credit cards
  • Paying for cars and college

PARENT CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY (PCIT)

PCIT is a short-term, specialized behavior management program designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families.  PCIT works with the child and caregiver together to improve overall behavior and to reduce parenting stress. PCIT requires a 14-18 week commitment by parent/caregiver and child with one session per week.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP) GROUP

PREP is an evidence-based group supported by the Ohio Department of Health which focuses on healthy relationships, communication, making safe decisions about sexual behavior, an introduction to career planning, and financial literacy. 

To be eligible for this group youth must be 14-19 years old and in an out-of-home placement or involved in the juvenile justice system, such as probation or pending charges in the court system.

SPARCS

SPARCS is an evidence-supported group therapy program for adolescents (12 and older) who have experienced trauma and/or chronic stress. The group includes education about the impact of trauma, and helps youth develop coping, communication, mindfulness, problem solving, decision making and relationship skills. The group also assists youth to explore values and develop future goals.

S.S. GRIN

S.S. Grin or Social Skills Group Intervention, is a structured intervention program that is designed for elementary children ages 8-12. The objective of the groups is to learn and practice basic social skills such as communication, self-control, perspective taking, conflict management and the initiation of activities. Participants learn to set goals and assess the consequences of their actions; build pro-social attitudes and character traits (respect, responsibility, perseverance, empathy); combat negative assumptions about themselves and others; and build skills to cope with stressful social situations (teasing, rejection, peer pressure).

WORKING ON WORK (WOW) GROUP

This group, for ages 15 and older, uses a curriculum developed under the Department of Labor to prepare youth to enter the work force by educating on six basic job skills, including Communication, Teamwork, Enthusiasm & Attitude, Relationship Skills, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, and Social Skills.