Early intervention helps children build skills for their future
Helping children help themselves
Children don’t grow up in a vacuum. Issues at home spill into school and the influence of friends affect behavior. That’s why JFS’s school-based Family Crisis Therapists (FCTs) go on home visits, work in the classroom, and lead social skills groups in addition to seeing students individually. They are collaborators. They work with everyone: parents, teachers, and school administrators to help the children.
As part of the state of Delaware’s Early Intervention Program, FCTs help students in kindergarten through fifth grade build skills to effectively manage their own behavior and successfully transition into middle school.