Youth Enrichment Summer Intensive Outpatient Program
Programming will run June 17th – August 29th
YES! IOP is a general care group-based mental health program designed for elementary school aged children (ages 7-12) with behavioral, emotional and social challenges that significantly interfere with daily functioning. The YES! IOP provides 3-hours of intensive therapeutic services rooted in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Services are coordinated within a structured, positively anchored environment with the overarching goal of facilitating mental health stabilization that allows a patient progress towards an outpatient level of care. In addition to the core programming, separate parenting skills groups for guardians of patients and Occupational Therapy groups for patients are strongly encouraged.
After-School Program Hours
- Behavior Development Program: Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
- Healthy Emotions Program: Monday – Thursday, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Length of stay
- 6 week program
PrairieCare & University of Minnesota’s Partnership to Bridge the Research to Practice Gap
In 2014, PrairieCare and a team from the University of Minnesota embarked upon an exciting partnership to develop, implement, and evaluate new programs founded on research-based therapy practices. This community-university partnership integrated University of Minnesota researchers’ knowledge of current evidence based practices (EBPs) with PrairieCare providers’ considerable experience-based expertise to tailor EBPs to best fit the needs of PrairieCare’s clients and PrairieCare’s practice structure.
- The result was two new intensive outpatient programs:
- The Behavior Development Program (BDP) for children ages 7-12 with behavioral disorders
- The Healthy Emotions Program (HEP) for teens ages 12-17 with a primary diagnosis of a depressive disorder
The team utilized a rigorous training, technical assistance, fidelity monitoring, and outcome measurement strategy to promote the integrity and quality of services provided and to evaluate the effectiveness of the new programs. The initiative was extremely successful.
- Both programs continue to be offered and have become part of the standard continuum of care at PrairieCare.
- You can read more about the results of the study below, as well as additional projects that are currently underway:
This community-university partnership is pioneering new models of effective service delivery that are greatly improving the lives of youth and their families. We look forward to continuing to share the results of this important partnership.