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The Reach Program

Adolescence can be a difficult time for many teenagers. It is especially hard for teenagers who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders. The Reach program specializes in helping these young people gain the skills they will need in order to return to and to succeed in a regular school setting.

The Reach program is a school-based, partial hospitalization program that provides a clinical and alternative education environment for students who have been diagnosed with significant mental health disorders such as oppositional defiant disorders, conduct disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

Program Goals:

  • To enhance adolescents' self-awareness and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • To assist and support adolescents in developing personal strategies for success.
  • To enable adolescents to return to a regular school environment.
  • To decrease the need for more restrictive levels of intervention.

What are the goals of the Reach program?

  • To decrease the need for more restrictive levels of intervention.
  • To enhance adolescents' self-awareness and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • To assist and support adolescents in developing personal strategies for success.
  • To enable adolescents to return to a regular school environment.

How does the Reach program achieve its goals?

The program strives to achieve its goals by providing therapeutic, educational and family services.

Therapeutic Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Approach
  • Individual therapy & treatment planning
  • Psycho-social group education
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring
  • Psychological assessments
  • Transition planning
  • Behavior Management System (point and incentive systems)
  • Family therapy

Educational Services

  • Regular and Special Education programs
  • Tutorial style learning
  • Pennsylvania Standards requirement
  • Modified curriculum for individualized education plans (IEP)
  • Credits earned towards high school diploma
  • Core curriculum (Language arts, mathematics, social studies, science)
  • Supplemental courses (gym, art, etc.)

To whom does the Reach program provide services?

Reach is a voluntary program available to adolescents ages 14-21 years old who reside in Chester County and who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

Who provides the services?

Services are provided by the following professionals:

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Clinical staff therapists
  • Family specialists
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Licensed social workers
  • Behavior specialists
  • Pennsylvania state-certified regular and special education teachers

When does the program operate?

The program operates year-round, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m.-2:30 p.m. During the summer, Reach provides both academic and therapeutic supports on a modified schedule.

Is participation in Reach confidential?

Confidential information about an adolescent 14 years or older including his/her treatment plan may not be revealed to anyone outside of the Reach program without the adolescent's written consent.Exceptions to this rule are made for certain situations which are explained as necessary.

Where is Reach located?

The Reach Program
Chester County Learning Center
1635 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320

Phone:
610-384-7647
FAX: 610-380-8210

For additional information, please contact Sue Lombardi, program coordinator.

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