Care Plan Development
Upon admission and based on the IBTP and various other assessments, the care plan is developed. Both the strengths and the needs of the youth and family are considered in the development of a care plan. The care plan is developed through comprehensive review of a variety of sources including background history, parent/caretaker interviews, school and psychological reports, and direct observations of the child. From this information, care goals in the domains of social, academic, and adaptive behavior are developed. Once these care goals have been established, our care staff and the family will create a step-by-step care plan that builds on the student’s strengths to reach these care goals. And finally, a care plan evaluation strategy will be implemented so that the plan is regularly evaluated to determine whether it is continually meeting the individual needs of the student.
Highly individualized care plans and behavioral policies are developed by an interdisciplinary team. Care plan goals focus on communication skills, behavior management, daily living skills and interpersonal relationships.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to actively participate in all care planning and policy development for their child. Our parent training classes provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to review and practice interventions utilized at Riverbend so that they may be implemented in their home.