Why Co-Treatment

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Benefits of the Collaborative Model

Connections for Life is unique in that it uses a collaborative model to address the needs of children who have experienced complex trauma within critical developmental periods. Multiple disciplines work with a child on his or her goals at once, which allows families to attend a single session and receive the benefits of all three disciplines. The three disciplines at Connections for Life include behavioral health therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy. Additionally, caregivers are included in treatment sessions to strengthen the attachment with the child. Each professional conducts an appropriate formal assessment from which they formulate relevant goals. Together the team considers the interests of the child as well as the primary concerns of the caregiver to establish a treatment plan that will address the child’s needs. Since trauma manifests differently in every individual, the collaborative model allows therapists to assist one another in addressing each child’s distinct problem areas.

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