Once a JIFACA assistant psychologist has been appointed, concerns regarding the following may be addressed:
- Children/individuals with behavioural problems, such as hyperactivity and inattention that affects academic achievement and/or relationships with others.
- Children/individuals who are experiencing difficulties that may need assessment to determine if additional supports are required.
- Children/individuals who display signs of anxiety, depression or social withdrawal.
- Children/individuals who have or are currently experiencing family problems, such as abuse, bereavement, bullying, family breakdown, trauma or domestic violence.
A meeting can be organized with the Senior Clinical Psychologist and other relevant staff (e.g.teachers, Health care Professionals) to discuss what the individual needs and how to best meet these needs. Parents of children will be asked to sign a consent form, consenting to observations, weekly therapeutic sessions or assessment, depending on the outcome of the meeting.
Once the consent form has been signed, JIFACA can provide the client with the following services, depending on their needs:
- Behavioural and/or academic assessments can be carried out, followed by a written psychological Report.
- One-to-one support sessions with the Assistant Psychologist on a weekly basis.
- An individualized behavioural intervention that will aim to reduce difficult or problematic behaviours.
Key Health-care Providers will be kept up-to-date on each child, with a two-way communication system between Assistants and the Senior Clinical Psychologist to ensure the clients needs are being met. All information about clients will be kept strictly confidential.