Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT)
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment is a comprehensive planned course of community mental health outpatient treatment that includes therapeutic interventions and supportive services provided in a public school based environment in office and treatment space provided by the school. Services are focused on improving the youth’s functional level by facilitating the development of skills related to exhibiting appropriate behaviors in the school and community settings. These youths typically require support through cueing or modeling of appropriate behavioral and life skills to utilize and apply learned skills in normalized school and community settings. CSCT includes: individual, group and family therapy, skill building and integration.
What are the benefits of having CSCT staff work with your child?
The therapist and behavior specialist create a treatment plan with you and your child to help meet the specific needs of your child to help them succeed in the school setting. The CSCT staff work together as a team with your child, the school staff, other service providers that work with your child and with yourself and/or other family members that you recommend. Staff use a method of counseling with toys. Elementary age children have difficulty working though problems with words, so staff facilitate the process by providing a play environment from which they can begin to work through those issues that impede their academic progress.
What does that mean for you as a parent/guardian if your child is enrolled?
L’esprit and the school work together to help your child succeed in the school setting. Your child will have support that is available every day in the school setting during school hours. This support will include therapy and behavioral support that offers your child an opportunity to learn new skills to help them manage themselves more effectively in the school and community setting.
The CSCT therapist is able to address social and emotional issues with your child on a frequent basis through various individual, family, and group sessions. Through the treatment plan, interventions and objectives are created to guide the behavioral specialist in supporting and teaching new behavioral support.
The behavior specialist will work with your child to identify behaviors that inhibit your child from being successful in school. The focus of the behavioral specialist is offer supportive redirecting, modeling and guidance through interventions that help to build positive coping skills and life skills for school, home and in the community.
What do CSCT teams need from parents?
We invite parents to be a large part of their child’s treatment plan. Parents are encouraged to communicate often with both the therapist and the behavioral specialist. The therapist is available for family therapy and to meet with both the child and parent when needed. L’esprit staff recognizes that the parent knows their child best and any suggestions and recommendations for their child’s treatment will help ensure success for this child.
In order to determine if your child is eligible for services, please contact the therapist or school administrator in your child’s school or contact the L’esprit main office at (406)222-7641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.