School-Related Services

Intensive Behavioral Counseling (IBC)

EMBRACE offers short-term intensive support for caregivers to specifically address school avoidance or refusal for 90 days (up to 30 hours per month). IBC clinicians provide behavioral coaching for caregivers, while the student continues to receive mental health support from another provider.


IBC clinicians engage in a thorough assessment period in order to gather information about parenting strategies, client behaviors and family dynamics that impact a student’s functioning at home as well as school. Caregivers meet with their IBC clinician multiple times per week for behavioral coaching sessions with the intention of improving communication and ineffective routines in the home so parents can better support their students to fully access their education.

Collaborative Support

In order to maximize the effectiveness of parent coaching, IBC clinicians work closely with all members of the IEP team, as well as outside providers, to support caregivers in creating routines and holding limits to improve the student’s school attendance. Coordinating with the IEP team allows IBC clinicians to utilize specific behavioral interventions to address school avoidance or refusal at the home, while the IEP team works on those behaviors at school. IBC clinicians facilitate effective communication and collaboration between caregivers and the school team to promote sustained change.

Improved Functioning

Through IBC services, caregivers learn behavior modification strategies and effective interventions to support improvement of their child’s attendance and engagement at school. With structured routines and clear expectations upheld by caregivers with the support of IBC clinicians, students are better able to access and benefit from their education.

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