250 E. Arapahoe St., P.O. Box 112
Thermopolis WY 82443
NW BOCES Educational and Treatment Facility Learn & Grow
May 2016 NW BOCES Video
Building Success One Student at a Time
July 2015 NW BOCES Equine Assisted Learning Video
Thank you to NWBOCES/Fremont CSD #6 Board Member,
Kristen Benson for developing these videos
May & June 2016 NW BOCES Students participated in an equine assisted learning program provided by Rainhorse with instructor Maria Eastman. Thank you to Matt and Susan Grant for the funds to make the Spring 2016 sessions possible.
Community Integration: Youth attend concerts, plays, sports events, swim at local hot springs pools, visit local museums including the dinosaur museum, eat at restaurants, attend community events, and go on local and statewide field trips. These events/activities help the students to generalize skills they have learned and to prepare them for transitioning back to a home, local school district, and community. The NW BOCES team strives to assist youth to be successful in the least restrictive environment.
Behavior Program Componenets: Increase self-control and cooperation; adaptive interventions for co-exiting conditions such as ADHD, ODD, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, victims of abuse, aggression, excessive fears, anger, poor social skills, lack of trust, daily living skills.
Positive reinforcement through a response cost system and progress monitoring. Token economy and Level Systems
A continuum of care for the "whole child" which includes an Individualized Treatment Plan in the least restrictive environment with 24-hour supervision.
Therapies: psychotherapy; family therapy; comprehensive educational services; recreational therapy; social skills; daily living skills; pet therapy; equine assisted learning; counseling; medication management as necessary.
Assessment & therapy Components: Milieu therapies; psychotherapy using neuropsychiatric and cognitive behavioral approach; family therapy; parent training; comprehensive medical; recreational therapy; behavioral and life skills assessments, medication review, psychiatric evaluation; academic testing, psychological testing, and nutritional reviews.
Outcome Data: 84% of the youth that have completed the treatment program have successfully integrated in the home community and have had no further residential treatment.