The Parent Support Program utilizes scheduled meetings between parents and Overlake Specialty School counselors and behavior intervention specialists to help parents identify and develop skills and strategies designed to:
- Improve their ability to successfully parent their children by teaching explicit skills designed to avoid inadvertently reinforcing their children’s socially maladaptive behaviors.
- Formulate home safety plans
- Identify whether or not there is a need for additional family support services.
These components are individualized to meet the specific needs of each parent and family in the program. The Parent Support Program is not intended to be therapeutic counseling.
The Parent Support Program is open to any parents/guardians of students at Overlake Specialty School who request the service and/or are assessed as being likely candidates to benefit from the service by the counselors and behavior intervention specialists.
Parent Support meetings are scheduled as needed by the parents/guardians. The meetings are led jointly by at least one counselor and one behavior intervention specialist.