What comes with the membership?
- Two mental health professionals per group.
- Individual or group introductory interview.
- 75-minute sessions from fall to early summer.
- Evidence-based curriculum.
- Workbook for members including 30 stories, lessons, and home activities.
- Weekly beads for friendly behavior and group participation.
- Six session end celebrations with prizes.
- Three parent education sessions fall, winter, spring.
- Access to parent education blog with 30 lessons and home activities.
- Three evaluations in fall, winter, spring.
- Email, face to face, and phone contact as needed.
- Consultation at professional rate as requested.
- Collaborative contact with other professionals.
Two Certified Facilitators
Each and every Casey’s Club™ has two certified, professional facilitators. Because we are both a therapeutic and enrichment program, at least one facilitator is a licensed (or supervised by a licensed) therapist.
Cap on Membership
Each and every Casey’s Club™ has a membership limit based on the focus of the group Some therapeutic groups may limit the group to 8 and other enrichment groups may limit the group to 12. Most groups, however, are mixed and the therapist optimizes the ratio of facilitator to member ratio to best serve the children.
Membership Spot Held
When you sign your child up for Casey’s Club™, you reserve their spot. That spot cannot be filled by any other child until or unless you and the therapist agree to cancel membership.
Casey’s Clubhouse™ Curriculum
Casey’s Clubhouse™ curriculum is only accessible through certified facilitators. It is specially designed to teach social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral skills to your child. We teach these essential life skills using evidence-based techniques. We pair each lesson with Casey’s Adventures™, written stories included in your child’s workbook, as well as an audio-visual format of the stories presented during each weekly session. You can learn more about the curriculum on the parent blog.
Casey’s Club Workbook
When your child begins Casey’s Club™, they receive their personal workbook. That workbook includes 30 Casey’s Adventures™, 30 Lessons, and 30 Home Activities. You child will bring that workbook back and forth to each session.
Beads and Prizes
Every week when your child participates, follows the rules, and shows the identified social/emotional skills toward their goals, they receive a special bead that is added to their necklace. At the end of the year, they get to take their necklace home. Additionally, at the end of each section, members who have completed all of their home activities for that period earn a prize.
In our weekly schedule, we have a snack time. We call it the 3 G’s: Gab, Grub, and Games. We provide a relatively healthy snack including things like multigrain chips, popcorn, or fruit. At the end of each section (5 lessons), we provide a sweet snack during what we call a celebration.
Currently, Casey’s parent support material is found at caseys-parents.com. There you will find a chapter/lesson and a home activity so that you can follow along and learn with your child.
Casey’s Parent Group
Facilitators will schedule 3 parenting group sessions. During the first session, facilitators will give parents the opportunity to meet other parents, review the program in more detail, ask questions, and get to know the facilitators. During, the second session, facilitators will hand out the social skills assessments, review the social skills assessments, and answer questions about the program thus far. During the third session, facilitators will discuss the ways in which parents can reinforce their child’s social and emotional progress, the final social skills assessments, and the details and expectations of the final section of the program You Teach ME.
Casey’s members are evaluated in the middle and at the end of the program. These assessments are confidential, however, if you want to share these assessments with other professionals or the child’s school, you are free to do so. If you want your facilitator to send or connect with those professionals, please see the Authorization to Release form.
Collaboration with other Professionals
Whether a Casey’s member has joined for therapeutic or enrichment purposes, facilitators are available to collaborate and coordinate with other professionals. In order to do so, please see the Authorization to Release form.
As therapist working with Casey’s members, we expect that we will have verbal or written contact to collaborate and coordinate with parents. For more specific issues, membership includes one 50-minute consultation session with one of your facilitators. Parents can access more services, either consultation or counseling, at the facilitators professional rate. Facilitators who do not have a counseling practice can offer parents a referral for those services.