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Waterloo Counseling Change Behavioral Health, Inc.

Waterloo Counseling  Change Behavioral Health, Inc.

The Turning Point Program
The Turning Point Program at Change Behavioral Health, Inc. is a voluntary program designed to empower families of youth age 7-17, who have aggressive/violent behavior and severe emotional disturbance (SED). The program focuses on family strengths, present issues, and active parental involvement in the treatment process.

Program Content
The Turning Point Program is a strength--based program, which means that we work with the family system to develop and achieve goals that maximize the current strengths of the client and family. The objective is to educate parents and provide them with the necessary skills to deal with their child’s difficult behaviors. In addition, we help the family tap into healthy support systems in their natural environment that will enable them to independently maintain the child in the home versus an out-of-home placement.

Program Services
The Turning Point Program has therapist who are trained in various therapy models and theses models are utilized as the foundation for or treatment services. One distinctive feature of the Turning Point Program is the level of intensity—meetings are scheduled with the family two to three times per week for a 4 to 6 month period. Present focused goals are established each week and the parents are expected to actively participate in accomplishing these goals.

Turning Point Program Objective
To help the client find or create healthy supports in their natural environment that will enable them to independently deal with difficult situations. The primary areas that are explored include outside agencies and systems such as support groups, neighbor’s, friends, extended family, community and church affiliates.

What are the Qualifications
Requirements for an appropriate open case are as follow:

• Youth must have a documented history of violence or a basic response of being repeatedly aggressive
at home, at school, in the community, or a combination of all settings behaviors displayed.
• Documented SED (Severe Emotional Disturbances)
• Between the ages of 7 - 17
• Resident of Black Hawk County, Cerro Gordo County, and Linn County
• Title 19 Insurance
• At risk of being placed out of the home
• At risk of school expulsion, truancy issues or risk incarceration due to SED / violent behaviors
• Parent in need of support for SED and youth’s behaviors


Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) formerly Remedial Services
Psychiatric skill/support development Adults age 18 and over

The intervention services are designed to improve skills associated with the impact of a mental illness. They are always offered as part of a comprehensive clinical treatment plan. Skill development should focus on needed improvement due to a Axis I mental health diagnosis. The improvements should be focused on mental health symptoms and improvements in functioning related to the mental illness. The focus on the services should be an individual goal the consumer has developed to attain work, school, social or living areas. The skills and supports needed to reach this goal is the focus on the interventions.


Behavioral Health Intervention Services (Formerly Remedial Services)
Children Adolescence and Adult

The intervention services are designed to improve skills associated with the impact of a mental illness. They are always offered as part of a comprehensive clinical treatment plan. Skill development should focus on needed improvement due to a Axis I mental health diagnosis. The improvements should be focused on mental health symptoms and improvements in functioning related to the mental illness.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
Children''s Mental Health Waiver

Family and community support services support the child and the child''s family by helping them develop and implement strategies and interventions that will result in a reduction of stress and depression ,and will increase the child and family''s social and emotional strength.


Mental Health Services (Psychotherapy)
• Individual
• Couples
• Family
• Geriatrics (Medicare Part B accepted)

• Play Therapy (ages 6 - 11)


Support Groups
K.I.P.S. (Kids With Incarcerated Parents Support Group)
G.P.S. (Grandparents Parenting for the Second Time)
A.M.S. (Anger Management Support Group)
STEP (Systemic Training Effective Parenting) for all ages. Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
The purpose of STEP:
A look at the long-term goals of parenting
Information on how children think, feel, & act
Skills that can increase your enjoyment and effectiveness as a parent
Skills that can develop your child''s self-esteem and confidence
Support for yourself as a parent and as a person
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