Behavioral Health

The Ivy Street School offers a safe, positive environment for students with a history of trauma, anxiety, mental illness, or other behavioral health challenges.

Our therapeutic expertise includes trauma-informed care, social thinking, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Each student participates in both individual and group therapy. Our clinical and nursing teams work closely with families and trusted outside clinicians to manage care and we have an on-staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who provides regular consultation. We are also only a ten-minute drive from Children’s Hospital Boston, providing a continuum of care for students who see providers there.

Some of our students benefit from the additional services of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Working alongside our school’s Behavior Specialists, the BCBA supports increasing positive behaviors across settings. The behavior team develops and implements specific programs targeting behaviors on an individual basis as well as managing our school-wide system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

View the Ivy Street School PBIS brochure.

We have a strong, involved family support network with a family support group and a parent advisory committee that meets bi-monthly. Families are also invited to work with members of our social work team to learn new strategies for supporting their child at Ivy Street and beyond.