School Based Programs

school based programsSarah A. Reed Children’s Center has developed partnerships with local school districts to provide Mental Health Support Services within school district buildings. These partnerships allow children to have direct access to needed supports during their school day and throughout the school year.

SELF Program

The SELF (Sanctuary® Education for Learning Fundamentals) Program is collaboration between Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and Erie’s Public Schools. The SELF Program is a behaviorally based program for students in grades 3-8 who are experiencing difficulties in their home school. Students duration in the program varies and is determined on a case-by-case basis. The main goal of the program is to focus on behavioral issues that impede academics and help the students learn to adapt with difficult or stressful situations in a positive way rather than by displaying acting out behaviors. Utilizing the Sanctuary Model® developed by Dr. Sandra Bloom, the program is based on the 7 Commitments of Sanctuary® and the S.E.L.F. Model. Each classroom is staffed by an Erie’s Public Schools’ teacher and two Sarah Reed staff members. A mental health professional works with the students providing group and family therapy, and can also offer on-site outpatient services for interested students and families. Rather than a punitive placement, SELF is viewed as a therapeutic opportunity to help students develop positive coping mechanisms and good problem solving skills to enable them to be successful in their home, school, and community.

The SELF Program is located at the Erie Intervention Center at 1020 East 10th Street in Erie, PA.

Program hours are: Monday through Friday 8:45 am until 3:00 pm. The program runs during the school year.

For more information about the SELF Program please contact:
Intake

1020 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503
814-835-7739

Sanctuary Based Learning Program (SBLP)

The SBLP (Sanctuary® Based Learning Program) is a specialized program for special education students only who are in grades 6 through 12 with no outside referrals. The program utilizes the Sanctuary Model® developed by Dr. Sandra Bloom and is based on the 7 Commitments of Sanctuary® and the S.E.L.F. Model. The program is designed to be a small, intensive program that has a maximum capacity of 26 students split between 2 different rooms. Average class size is typically 8-10 students. Each of these classrooms has three Sarah Reed staff in them to provide educational as well as behavioral support to the students. This includes a certified clinical instructor, a behavioral counselor, and a support staff. A mental health professional works with the students providing group and family therapy. SBLP is a program for students who have difficulty in a traditional school setting. Student’s progress is reviewed on a monthly basis. The goal of the program is to help students develop positive coping mechanisms and good problem solving skills to enable them to be successful in their home, school, and community.

SBLP is located at the Erie Intervention Center at 1020 East 10th Street in Erie, PA.

Program hours are: Monday through Friday 8:45 am until 3:00 pm. The program runs during the school year.

For more information about SBLP please contact:
Intake

1020 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503
814-835-7739

School-Based Refocus Rooms

Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center is collaboratively operating Refocus Rooms in the following School Districts: Fairview School District, Iroquois School District, General McLane School District and Northwestern School District. Currently the Refocus Rooms in these Districts are serving students in grades 6-12, providing on-site support services to students experiencing behavioral, emotional, and/or academic difficulties interfering with their success in school.

A number of students struggle with finding success in a traditional school setting. Students may find themselves in situations that are difficult for them to handle. Refocus Rooms provide another option for students.

The Refocus Room is staffed with a certified teacher and a trained mental health professional to assist and counsel students who are in need of some extra help and support to be successful in school.  This could include brainstorming on handling situations in a more positive manner, discussing problems or issues the student may be experiencing in their personal life, learning coping and social skills, and/or academic help and tutoring.

To inquire about School Based Services please contact:
Intake

8500 Oliver Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
814-566-3160

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success.

The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school and advance. While Student Assistance Programs exist in other areas of the country, the structure and operation of the program in Pennsylvania is a unique expression of an integrated model serving the needs of Pennsylvania families and their students.

SAP is a systemic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from community alcohol and drug and mental health agencies. SAP team members are trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat or refer to treatment; but they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.

To inquire about SAP please contact:
Fairview and Northwestern School districts

814-566-3160

Millcreek School district

814-836-6831

As We Grow Childcare

Serving children 2 ½ to 6 years of age, Sarah Reed Children’s Center’s Therapeutic Preschool/Daycare is a licensed childcare program and is recognized with a Star 3 Keystone rating. The preschool/childcare program aligns curriculum with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. The staff works closely with parents regarding developmental and academic progress throughout the year.

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To inquire about As We Grow please contact:
Intake

2931 Harvard Road
Erie, Pa 16508
814-453-4309