Program Development

Boston Child Study Center clinicians can help schools with the development and implementation of therapeutic interventions and programs, derived from evidence-based approaches that are appropriate and feasible within a school setting.

Examples include:

  • Therapeutic program development and support — Conducting a program review for special education, alternative and therapeutic programs, including observations, review of records, and interviews with staff. Providing recommendations on how to build capacity in existing programs or ongoing support in the development of new programs.
  • Curriculum development and facilitation of groups and workshops — Partnering with school staff in the development of lessons for students around skills acquisition and emotion regulation (e.g. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents).
  • Development of protocols — Helping staff with the development of protocols to address school wide concerns related to social, emotional, behavioral and mental health (e.g. school risk assessment tools and procedures; crisis response protocol).