Children, Teens And Young Adults

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Helping the Most Vulnerable

Even children as young as three years old can suffer from behavior and development disorders. Although some disruptive actions can be a normal part of childhood, you might be concerned if they occur very often, last a long time, or interfere with your child's or your family's life. Concord has a team of people who specialize in helping young children. Our children's psychiatrist, therapist and advocate work together with concerned family members to help the child recover and try to prevent the illness from continuing into adulthood.

 

Concord also works closely with elementary, middle and high school students, as well as young adults, to provide timely prevention and intervention as young adults encounter a variety of relationship and family issues. Our prevention programs have seen tremendous results. We help young people stay in school and in many cases and keep them out of mental health hospitals.

School-Based Prevention Programs

Concord clinicians provide prevention services to elementary, middle and high school students in the Westerville, New Albany, Groveport Madison and Gahanna-Jefferson school districts.  Clinicians work with students to prevent, address and alleviate barriers to school success.  Many times these barriers are related to social and/or emotional struggles.  The program includes:

  • individual and group services
  • crisis intervention
  • referral & linkage to community resources
  • collaboration and consultation with school staff and parents
  • professional development and parent/community education

The most common struggles we see are peer issues or not fitting in, failing grades, challenging family situations, excessive worries, feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, grief/loss, and poor anger or impulse control.

Renew for Young Adults – Recovery • Engagement • Networking • Employment • Wellness

Concord, the Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA) and Syntero collaborate on this intensive diversion program to keep 18 to 25-year-olds who are being discharged from their first psychiatric hospitalization from having to be readmitted and potentially becoming dependent on costly, ongoing mental health services. This not only allows young adults and their families to get back on track, it saves taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a year.

 

We provide short-term treatment – including medication, vocational assistance and counseling – so they can continue to heal outside the hospital environment. Families play a critical role in this effort so we offer support groups and education so they can better understand their loved one's particular problem and learn about medications, benefits, possible side effects and alternatives.