At Confident Kids Educational And Wellness we believe that kids are perfect just as they are. They know what they need but sometimes have difficulty finding the resources to achieve those goals…
We start with the idea of the child as the expert on who they are and work back from there. By allowing children to develop agency in their learning and social development, and teaching them how to support their unique brilliance, they develop confidence in their abilities to meet and overcome challenges, become advocates for themselves and others, and drive for the things that spark their curiosity.
We believe that parents are an integral element in their child’s perception of themselves and their abilities. There is no success without the support and guidance of an engaged adult. We provide coaching, support, education, and guidance to parents looking to take an active role in their child’s growth and development.
Our commitment extends to the entire family because we recognize that families are teams made up of individuals working together to promote the overall well-being, joy, and lasting harmony of the entire unit.
We offer services and programs for the whole family to support growth, independence, and family connections.
Onboarding (10-15 hours)
When onboarding; parents should expect the following process:
- Consultation with parents. We start with a 90-minute parent meeting and assess what information is available and if speaking with any other adults/professionals (ie. teachers, coaches, therapists, specialists) makes sense. Consultation with the child may also be valuable to gain their personal perspective on what is going well, what is challenging, what they think and/or feel when stimuli become too much, and what they believe are points of pressure.
- Review of the relevant developmental and educational documentation. This includes the most recent neuropsychological report, IEP, teacher reports, observations, OT evals and reviews, PT evals and reviews, and SLP evals and reviews.
- Putting all of the pieces together (painting the whole picture): Here we will pull everything together and look at what we can set up in terms of systems, processes, communication, and services to address the needs of everyone in the family with the least amount of strain. The goals are individualized and driven by what we have learned in the evaluations and conversations about what is going well and what is not going well for all parties, and identifying what core boundaries and understandings are being misunderstood or crossed.
Parent coaching and Support
Parenting is one of life’s toughest challenges and everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. Our Parent Support Services offer a variety of resources to make your parenting journey smoother and more rewarding.
We offer one-on-one Connective Parenting support, workshops, classes, and resource events to help parents understand their children and how their reactions affect the overall parent/child connection. These programs are trauma-informed and built on the protective factors framework making them helpful for whole family wellness. All are welcome.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL YOUTH ENRICHMENT
Social-emotional enrichment and support groups are safe and nurturing spaces where young individuals can connect with peers to explore and develop their emotional well-being. These groups provide a platform for participants to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance.
Through group discussions and activities, kids learn valuable skills such as empathy, communication, and emotional regulation. These groups help participants develop a better understanding of their emotions and build resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
Groups and Enrichment Starting Soon:
- Storytelling Club
- Safe Sitter (ages 11-13)
- Safe@Home (ages 8-10)
- Tween/Teen Girl’s Health and Wellness (cooking and connecting)
- Project Girl
- Not Boring Mindfulness for the Distracted Brain
The school placement plan takes all of the above into account. We will provide a comprehensive review of all testing and reporting, and speak with teachers, related service professionals, parents, and the child to gain background and insight regarding specific needs. Develop a technology plan if needed and provide recommendations for school placement.
Tech Review and Training
(5 hours of 1:1 student time)