Combining Traditional and Non-traditional Approaches
For many children with emotional and behavioral problems traditional services alone do not work. These children require a consistent adult presence in their lives – someone outside of the home who will be both demanding and loving. It can’t be done once a week for two hours. It can’t be done unless the mentor gets to know the home, school, and community environments. It can’t be done unless the mentor cares deeply.
STAR Services also can eliminate the trauma and the cost of institutionalizing children. Sending children to residential placements, hospitals or detention facilities is often avoided with early intervention of a committed STAR mentor and development of a custom-tailored treatment plan.