ADAPT

Overview

A multidimensional community wide evidence-based preschool early behavioral health screening, assessment, and therapeutic intervention program for young children, administered by an on-site licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in preschool and school settings.

ADAPT Summary

ADAPT provides on-site access to behavioral health screening, assessment and therapeutic intervention from an LCSW which:

  • Fosters a foundation of trust between parents, teachers, and the child that allows an honest evaluation by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Ensures an LCSW with expertise in counseling young children to evaluate their behavior utilizing evidence-based screening and assessment tools
  • Ensures the LCSW therapeutic plan is inclusive of parents and teachers
  • Evidence-based tools and services support a 58-60% clinical improvement in behavior
  • Data supports ADAPT provides a cost-effective, affordable, and time efficient method to identify and address behavioral health issues in preschoolers, as well as children through grade 6.

Outcomes

Results reflect funding and legislative cuts/changes, that excluded public school (n=68) data, and reduction in FTE hours committed to SR from 1.5FTE to .3 FTE, so data will be reported differently relative to achievement of statistical significance.

  • 21% of children were identified “At-risk” compared to 4-12% nationally
  • 80% of families with children identified as “High risk” accepted therapeutic intervention
  • 47%-58% (FY 2018) of children who received ADAPT therapeutic intervention demonstrated clinical improvement as reported by parents and teachers respectively

Success

On-site access to an LCSW fosters the foundation of trust between parents and teachers, proving ADAPT provides a cost-effective, affordable, and time efficient method to identify and address behavioral health issues in preschoolers.

Contact IHS

Integrated Health Services:
763 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 461-1487

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

About IHS

Integrated Health Services, Inc. was founded in 2007 by Dr. Poerio, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, but the organization’s purpose – to provide comprehensive, accessible, and integrated health care services at local schools – had been cultivated over the previous fifteen years while she ran the School Based Health Center (SBHC) program at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Locations


​​​​IHS Administrative Office
763 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108

Administrative Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

School Based Health Center Locations
Connecticut River Academy
9 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 310-2864

Connecticut River Academy Middle School
195 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108

Riverside Magnet School
29 Willowbrook Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 709-6812

Goodwin Counseling Services
1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 913-2395