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CAMP CONNECT 8-10 year olds Social Skills Group

A social skills group led by Teresa Warvel
Our kids have BIG feelings and sometimes it can be scary to talk about them. Well,
our KIMOCHIS are here to help! Kimochis look like toys, but they are actually
tools. Tools that help children with challenging behaviors. They teach children how
to talk about their “hard-to-have” feelings and how to manage feelings in positive
ways to promote well-being and success in school and in life. They allow kids and
adults to rapidly and safely explore and translate emotions.
WHAT: 10 week social skills and emotional regulation group.
WHEN: Every Wednesday at 5pm starting August 28th
. WHO: 8-10 year old children.
HOW: Direct fee of $40 per group session.
For more information contact Teresa Warvel at twarvel@bhcounseling.net

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Transition to Middle School Group

Transition to Middle School Group

 8-week group – Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
 July 29 – September 23 (no group on Monday 9/2 for Labor Day)
 Direct fee – $40/session

The move from elementary to middle school is a stressful one for both kids and parents. A whole new skill set is required and while kids have likely been practicing some of those skills already, putting them into action in middle school can be daunting. This group will provide kids with both peer support and expert guidance as they prepare for and make the transition. The group is led by Heather Fitz-Randolph, a former school counselor with 13 years experience in both elementary and middle school settings.

We will address logistical issues including:
• Using a locker
• Managing a class schedule
• Organizing class materials
• Managing time
• Communicating with teachers and other school resources

We will address social/emotional issues including:
• Making new friends
• Recognizing and resisting peer pressure
• Dealing with conflict/bullying
• Identifying and connecting with school support staff
• Developing self-advocacy skills

Students will have the opportunity to rehearse new skills in group and at home, and then to use them at school, all while getting feedback from their peers and the group facilitator. The group is scheduled to begin 2 weeks prior to the start of school and will continue through the first 6 weeks of classes.

The group will be co-ed, limited to 10 students.

For more information contact Heather Fitz-Randolph at hfitz-randolph@bhcounseling.net, or leave your name and contact the office at 540-602-7615.

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Education Support Services

Bright Horizons Counseling Services, LLC
Education Support Services

Bright Horizons offers Education Support Services available to help our clients manage the challenges of:
• Navigating the special education process,
• Communicating with schools to optimize interventions and accommodations for their child’s needs,
• Understanding test data and how to use the information to help their child,
• Evaluating school placement options,
• Communicating their child’s needs during school meetings and conferences,
• Coordinating between outside service providers and the school,
• Modifying ineffective interventions or accommodations,
• Maintaining continuity when transitioning between schools and school systems, and
• Identifying and implementing the courses of action likely to best address your child’s unique needs.

Kristin Miller is the Bright Horizons Education Support Services Coordinator. She is a career educator with experience identifying learning issues and monitoring students’ responses to intervention. She has worked with all ages from early childhood through high school. In addition to advocating for students within the education system, Kristin has navigated the process as a parent and understands how difficult it can be. Her goal is to help facilitate a collaborative approach to your child’s education and remove obstacles to progress. As a part of the Bright Horizons team, Kristin and our clinical providers work together to maintain continuity and when possible, ensure educational interventions are complementary to therapy goals.

Insurance does not cover education support services. Fees are direct/flat/self-pay rates and due at the time of service. Fees for this service are as follows.
$200 Initial Interview and Review
This is a 3-step process.
1. An initial appointment to discuss your child’s background, your concerns and goals for your child, and your goals for hiring an advocate
2. A detailed review of the documentation you provide – including school records, medical records, notes from outside service providers, and all testing and evaluation data
3. A follow-up appointment to review the information you provided and to formulate the next steps based on your concerns and goals
$50 Follow-up appointments
$25 Additional Services (per half-hour increments) – written correspondence & document preparation, communicating with school personnel, EFMP coordinators, or outside service providers
$50 Review of assessment reports (for established clients)
$150 School visit (includes preparation and travel time)*
*Payment must be received the business day before the day of school visit.

Next Step
For any questions or to make an appointment, please call the office at (540) 602-7615.

Before the initial appointment, please complete the Education Support Services information sheet and bring it and as many of the listed documents as possible with you.

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Happy New Year! 2019

We wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! 2018/2019

(Please check, your Holiday Schedule with the office or your clinician, For New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. Some Therapist’s will be working some will not be in the office)

The Administrative Office will Closed for both New Year’s Eve and New Years Day ( Agian some Therapist’s will be seeing scheduled clients)

Happy New Year!

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Week of Fourth of July 2018

We will be closed on Fourth of July 7/4/18

Most of the Clinicians will not be working that week.**Please check with the office or your clinician for adjustments in your schedule**

Have a Safe and Happy Holdiay!

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