Behavioral Health

Brockton After School Enrichment Program

BASE is a therapeutic after-school program committed to enhancing the social, behavioral and emotional skills of children, ages 6-12, who present with serious behavioral challenges and mental health needs.

The program offers a 10-month after-school program, from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm as well as a full-day school vacation and comprehensive summer schedule, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Students typically attend the program for 9 to 15 months and are engaged in community activities, group cohesion exercises, therapeutic services and parent-child and sibling events. Our staff includes therapeutic counselors, clinicians, parent professionals and board certified child psychiatrist.

The goal of BASE is to help each child gain the essential skills needed to graduate to a less restrictive after-school program. This goal is achieved through individual and group therapy, positive reinforcement, community integration and experiential learning activities. Families are the leaders in brainstorming, designing, and supporting service plan goals.

BASE is a program of BAMSI’s Child, Family and Community Services Division with a philosophy of care that includes the youth and family voice and choice in every stage of the planning process. Services are individualized, strength-based and outcome-driven.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive home based Assessment
  • Clinical Reviews and Care Planning meetings
  • Individual therapeutic support
  • Homework Support
  • Anger, Conflict and Behavior Management
  • Social Skills Building
  • Health and Wellness initiatives
  • Structured Family Nights and activities
  • Community Integration Outings
  • Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Expressive Art therapy
  • Parent and provider meetings
  • Second Step Curriculum

BASE operates under a closed referral process, with referrals coming directly from the Department of Mental Health and the Brockton Area Community Service Agency.

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