School Crisis Intervention
How It Works:
- MVP Staff meet with the school and parents to assess the child’s situation and determine how the MVP School Program can serve the needs of the child and the school.
- MVP School staff work with the child’s teacher to create a child-specific curriculum which mirrors the child’s school curriculum.
- MVP School staff assess and document the student’s needs, behaviors and academic progress while teaching the child social and behavioral self management. Academic progress, behavioral observations, and successful management techniques are communicated to school personnel.
- When appropriate, the student returns to their school. Time spent at the MVP setting is usually two to four weeks.
- Transition back to their home school includes a behavioral plan developed during the child’s placement, assistance in implementing the behavior plan, and a plan to provide crisis intervention as needed.
Why It Works:
Staff use a strengths-based approach to create a positive identity in children with severe behavior problems. The child learns to redefine their role as a student and learns to manage frustration without resorting to violence. Staff are behavior management specialists trained specifically to work with children prone to violent and/or explosive acting out.
Staff believe every child wants to succeed in school. No child’s disorder is too severe to be managed. Each child experiences different disorders, different stress and different needs. Our task is to identify why the child is not succeeding, provide the context in which they can succeed, and assist the school in continuing the child’s success.
Teamwork from schools, parents, and MVP is essential to success.