Educational Support

BATGO, Inc. understands that educational support services play an essential role in ensuring that youth in the child welfare system receive the necessary educational assistance to thrive academically.

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Educational support services at BATGO, Inc. are designed to create a holistic and supportive environment that addresses the unique needs of youths in the system, helping them achieve their educational goals while addressing their emotional and behavioral challenges. These services often involve collaboration between foster parents, treatment providers, schools, and other stakeholders to ensure the youth’s success.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Here are some key aspects of educational support services that BATGO, Inc. advocates for:

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

 Many children in treatment foster care have unique learning needs due to their emotional and behavioral challenges. Educational support services often involve the development and implementation of individualized education plans (IEPs) to tailor instruction and support to each youth’s specific needs.

Special Education Services

 Some children in treatment foster care may qualify for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This can include services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, or behavioral interventions that are provided in collaboration with the child’s school.

Educational Advocacy

BATGO, Inc. serves as a specialist who works with the youth’s foster parents, school staff, and the youth’s biological family to ensure that the youth’s educational needs are being met. Case managers may attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and advocate for appropriate services and accommodations.

Tutoring and Homework Support

 Youth may struggle with homework and academic tasks due to their emotional and behavioral challenges. Case managers provide supportive services in locating resources that provide tutoring or homework support to help these youth succeed academically.

Trauma-Informed Education

 Many children in treatment foster care have experienced trauma, which can impact their ability to learn. Case managers often incorporate trauma-informed practices to create a safe and supportive learning environment.

Counseling and Therapy

 Youth in treatment foster care may benefit from counseling or therapy services to address emotional and behavioral challenges that are affecting their academic performance. These services can be integrated into their overall individualized treatment plan.

School Placement and Stability

 Case management services may assist in finding the most appropriate school placement for youth in treatment foster care, taking into account their specific needs and challenges. Ensuring school stability is important to provide a consistent and supportive educational environment.

Collaboration with Schools

Effective communication and collaboration with school personnel, teachers, and administrators are essential to coordinate educational support services and address any issues that may arise.

Life Skills Training

 In addition to academic support, treatment foster care includes life skills training to help adolescents prepare for independent living and future educational pursuits.

Transition Planning

 Educational support services includes transition planning for older youth in treatment foster care, helping them prepare for the transition to adulthood, which may include vocational training, college, or employment opportunities.

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Our intake process

Our intake process is the initial meeting with a youth where we learn more about their goals, demographic information, needs, plus so much more. 

 

Service planning

Service planning is when our case managers develop treatment goals with the youth and treatment team.  These goals are updated quarterly based on the successful completion of each goal or whether there is a new need for the youth. 

Needs assessment

Needs assessment allows us to determine any barriers or problems, hobbies, interests, and any risks that may be present. Reassessing is an ongoing process while admitted to our program. 

 

Monitoring and Evaluations

Monitoring and evaluating are done on an ongoing basis to determine the progress a youth is making on goals.  A youth’s progress is measured on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis depending on the tool used to monitor outcomes and the age of the youth.

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