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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.