Wesley Spectrum Services
Rating: 3.67 stars 3 3 reviews
221 Penn Avenue Suite 3000 Wilkinsburg PA 15221 USA
WSS PROVIDES TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES AS THEY STRIVE TO BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT, RESPONSIBLE, & CARING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY - ALL THE WHILE MAINTAINING EXCEPTIONAL MISSION & OPERATING PRINCIPLES & ACCOUNTABILITY. WSS OFFERS LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT BY PROVIDING SERVICES IN THREE KEY AREAS: EDUCATION, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SOCIAL SERVICES. THE ORGANIZATION CREATES LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT BY INTEGRATING SERVICES TO BEST MEET THE NEEDS OF THOSE SERVED.
We provide transformational support services to over 3,000 children and adolscents and 7,000 families a year. -80% of youth, 97% of adults and 92% of parents who responded to our Annual Clinet Satisfaction Survey, were satisfied with the services they received.
children and youth with autism; children, youth and adults with mental illness; children that have been abandoned and abused; children and youth at -risk of school failure; children and youth in need of specialized educational support; parents trying to keep their families together; children at-risk for out of home placement; adjudicated youth; youth and adults who have both substance abuse and a mental health diagnosis; youth and adults with addictions; children with emotional disorders that are in crisis
Direct beneficiaries per year:
3,000 children and adolscents and 7,000 families a year.
Geographic areas served:
Southwestern Pennsylvania-- We serve children and families in seven different counties: Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Somerset, Beaver and Butler.
Education & mental health services we offer a variety of services to youth in a school setting to meet both their educational and behavioral/mental health needs. Wesley spectrum highland school is an approved private school for children with serious emotional disturbances who need psychiatric services integrated with educational support. Wesley spectrum highland youth services is a school-based partial hospital where clinical experts merge special education with intense behavioral health services. Wesley spectrum integrated services is a private academic school with a school based partial hospital program. The program weaves both partial hospital services and educational services simultaneously into each child's daily plan in an intentionally coordinated fashion. Integrated services also provide an acute partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents who are in crisis and need short term stabilization and referral services. Wesley spectrum academy is a private academic licensed school serving up to 150 students a year in grades 6-12. It provides both regular and special education programming to students at risk of school failure. School based behavioral health services provide skilled mental health professionals to work in public schools, providing support services that are integrated into the students' academic day, while allowing the students to remain in their community school. The program offers schools an array of trainings, speaking engagements, consulting services, behavioral health needs assessments, and full contracts designed to meet the individual, behavioral health needs of a school and its students. We also provide team ( school-based clinical home team) delivered mental health services to a population of students in a public high school. These services extend to the home, school and community for a defined population of students with mental health needs.
family and behavioral health serviceswesley spectrum offers a variety of services, often in the home, that focus on the needs of a family unit. They are:1) family-based mental health and family-focused therapy and support services including case management, assessment, communication enhancement, parent education and crisis intervention to prevent out of home placements of at risk children and those with mental and emotional diagnosis. 2) family counseling and connections to resources. 3) group programs which address a variety of issues such as anger management, grief, spirituality and sexual abuse. The anger replacement therapy (art) groups help adjudicated young people achieve a better sense of self and make better, more prosocial choices. Intensive family reunification services provide an intense level of parent education, family therapy, case management and monitored family visits to successfully return children from out of home placements. Placement services, such as foster care and adoption, ensure that our children and youth are living in a safe and healthy environment and that their needs for permanency in a living situation and in relationships are met. The program provides services to a variety of populations, including medically fragile children, teenagers, sibling groups, pregnant teens and new mothers, and youth who have mental health needs. Adoption services include post-permanency services to prevent disruptions of adoptive placments.
autism servicesthe wesley spectrum autism programs provide high quality services tailored to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. Bhrs (behavioral health rehabilitation services): provides intensive, behavior focused therapy. These services can take place in the home, school, or community. A master's level clinician works with the treatment team to create a treatment plan, inclusive of all goals specific to the child and family. The clinician can work in conjunction with the child's school, outside therapists, and other community members to assure continuity of care. This master's level clinician will also supervise other bhrs treatment team members, including a bachelor's level therapist who would provide one-on-one support and behavioral interventions. Wonder kids (wk): offers children on the autism spectrum the chance to learn social skills. With small, therapeutic groups, children are able to learn how to interact with their peers in appropriate ways. Wk teaches the subtleties of communication such as eye contact, gestures, jokes, and initiating and sustaining conversation. Creative arts: offers an innovative approach to therapy. Our creative arts program has redefined the typical therapeutic group to include not only children, but their families as well. Children with or without a diagnosis are welcome, as our certified music therapists will work to assure that each child benefits individually. Our certified music therapists offer private, group, and family instruction in the following areas: rhythm, movement, vocal, and instrumental. Autism wellness and enrichment services (awes): developed specifically to meet the needs of young children with asd and their families. This service provides a blend of clinic-based individual and group sessions, a comprehensive parent training program, mental health treatment and case management services as well as home, school and community outreach.
outpatient services outpatient behavioral health services offer treatment that considers behavioral and mental health problems in a holistic way by identifying an individual's strengths and talents to help them acquire knowledge and skills for real and sustainable changes. This program provides services to address substance abuse and mental health disorders through partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care. Outpatient services are offered at several locations in both clinic and school settings. Wesley spectrum also provides specialized outpatient services to the asd population, to adults with co-occuring mental health and substance abuse disorders and to parents and children through parent-child interaction therapy (pcit). We also have co-located mental health outpatient therapy services with multiple pediatric primary care practice locations in the pittsburgh area.
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11 people found this review helpful
my son has been involved with wraparound through wesley and It's been a terrible experience! The TSS dont know what there doing. and no one wants to listen to the parent, Im very frustrated with this company, AND on top of everything the TSS would talk to me about all his other cases which is a big no,no! I feel Ive wasted the last 7 or 8 months of wraparound dealing with all the drama I had to hear about this company!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
half/half.....Ive had bad ones and one or two good ones
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18 people found this review helpful
I am continually amazed at the quality of resources and services provided by the staff of Wesley. I am encouraged by people truly living to improve the quality of life for our kids and for that I highly recommend learning more about this school(s). I am so grateful to this school for the impact it has made in our families life and will be a life long giver and supporter as long as their mission remains the same.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
providing transformational services to my family.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make it my mission to tell people about what we do and how we do it so that not one more family with a special needs child had to live another day without a support team.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the people who have chosen to invest in us and help improve our quality of life.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
make an impact in so many more lives that it makes me cry to think about.
Ways to make it better...
I had known sooner and contacted Wesley for help instead of denying that our child need professional help.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
meeting the increasing demand and need for services without changing the mission or diluting results.
One thing I'd also say is that...
this is the only place I would recommend taking your child for educational services specializing in special needs... others might be bigger and have more money but it is the people and the approach that makes Wesley special
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