Evidence Based
Practices

OVERVIEW

CARE PRINCIPLES

ARC

COMMON THERAPIES

OVERVIEW

 

At Spurwink, evidence-based practices, or EBP, are the foundation of the clinical work we perform. It is an approach to how we treat and provide services to clients. This approach includes important components:

  1. Learning what treatments “work” based on the best available research
  2. Obtaining the skills, techniques and strategies that influence positive results
  3. Understanding and honoring the clients’ views toward treatment
  4. Taking into account cultural and other differences

HOW DO EBP BENEFIT CLIENTS

  1. When Evidence-based Practices are used, clients are assured that they are receiving the best service possible
  2. The clinicians supervising or providing care are up-to-date on new treatments or interventions

At Spurwink, services are tailored to the unique circumstances of each individual, family or community. For more information about Evidence-based Practices or community programs call 207-871-1200.

As evidence-based practitioners, we apply best practices in the programs and services we provide. At Spurwink we also develop models and programs using a variety of evidence-based practices. SPURWINK EMPLOYEES WIN HONORS FOR EXCEPTIONAL WORK PORTLAND PRESS HERALD Each year, three award winners are selected by Spurwink coworkers for their exceptional personal initiative, enthusiasm, dedication, generosity of spirit, and commitment to collaboration. The Rosser Award was established in…

CARE PRINCIPLES

A SUPPORTIVE MODEL FOR CHANGE

Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) is a framework we have opted to implement at Spurwink in order to create conditions for change. By adopting the CARE practice model, we are actively 

HOW CARE WORKS

Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) is a framework we have opted to implement at Spurwink in order to create conditions for change. By adopting the CARE practice model, we are actively

GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) is a framework we have opted to implement at Spurwink in order to create conditions for change. By adopting the CARE practice model, we are actively

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 The goal is to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. Services include assessment and identification of mental health and psychosocial needs, an individualized plan developed with child and family, and the implementation of that plan. Case Managers works closely to monitor the plan and to make any necessary changes along the way. Our approach adapts to each family’s goals, culture and resources. Case Managers will work with the child and family to develop and achieve measurable goals and outcomes. Decisions, solutions and problem solving are achieved through collaboration, offering children and families thoughtful options for the best outcome.
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Spurwink also houses the Cumberland County Children’s Advocacy Center, a collaboration of agencies, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, medical, mental health and advocacy.
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helping families and youth build on their strengths and develop new skills to address challenges. Clinicians and behavioral health professionals partner closely with families to identify focus of treatment and interventions.
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INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN PRIMARY CARE

At Spurwink, we offer offer an array of options that allow primary care access to experienced behavioral health specialists in primary care settings.

OUTPATIENT THERAPY

Our Outpatient and Community Services are here to help your child or youth receive the care they need while keeping life as normal as possible for them.

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

General psychological health across school, home and community settings is evaluated through a range of assessments…

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At Spurwink, we offer offer an array of options that allow primary care access to experienced behavioral health specialists in their practices and in community health centers

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Clinicians are trained in evidence based models, including ARC (Attachment Regulation and Competence, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and MI (Motivation Interviewing, to promote the best outcomes possible. Family involvement is seen as a key ingredient to all successful interventions for youth. Services are available in several locations.
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…of a child’s mental/behavioral health, cognitive functioning, and adaptive or functional skills.  Challenges including depression, anxiety, social relationships, aggressive behavior, sexual behaviors, developmental disorders, attention/hyperactivity, and intellectual disabilities are assessed and diagnoses and recommendations for improved functioning are provided. Contact us to learn more.

PUBLIC SCHOOL COUNSELING

Spurwink’s Public School Counseling program places skilled, master’s level therapists in public schools so they can provide…

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counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. School can be a place where children with emotional and behavioral issues struggle with academics while trying to make friends. Being present in the school means a therapist is available when a child is most in need of support.
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ARC

ARC FRAMEWORK

Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) is a framework we have opted to implement at Spurwink in order to create conditions for change. By adopting the CARE practice model, we are actively addressing one of the core challenges faced by residential group care organizations, which is to…

ADVANTAGES OF ARC

Children and Residential Experiences (CARE) is a framework we have opted to implement at Spurwink in order to create conditions for change. By adopting the CARE practice model, we are actively addressing one of the core challenges faced by residential group care organizations, which is to…

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Spurwink has over 40 residences in towns and neighborhoods across Maine. The majority of our homes serve two to four children. With trained, experienced and nurturing mental health professionals and family-centered programing, children and youth receive dignity and respect.
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them years of experience, passion and creativity to assist youth along their journey.
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COMMON THERAPIES

COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

The BARR (Building Assets Reducing Risks) Model gives schools a comprehensive, intentional approach to meeting students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Spurwink offers a range of programs from preschool to high school for children with autism spectrum disorders. Our approach is student-centered with….

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Spurwink staff create an environment to help children build essential skills to regulate their emotions and express themselves. There are two therapeutic preschool classrooms…

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Teaching becomes more purposeful, direct instruction becomes more effective, and students thrive with expanded support.

BARR helps educators better connect with their students and address the issues that cause students to fail courses, drop out, and/or engage in harmful behavior. The result: significant improvements in course credits earned, grade point averages, and standardized test scores; decreases in failure rates, suspensions, and absenteeism; and improved job satisfaction among teachers.

The model’s eight interconnected strategies are grounded in research about what works in education. They provides a comprehensive structure that helps educators build safe, strong, trusting relationships with their students — and these connections pave the way for every student to engage in learning. The BARR Model works with a school’s existing curriculum and existing staff, and it can be used to attain any specific school goals.
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an emphasis on individual strengths. Our small classroom size allows for frequent one-on-one attention and adapting to individual needs counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. School can be a place where children with emotional and behavioral issues struggle with academics while trying to make friends. Being present in the school means a therapist is available when a child is most in need of support.

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the Social-Emotional Enhancement Classroom and the Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom.  The ASD classrooms provide an intensive treatment setting tailored to each child’s individual needs. The program is offered in Saco, Maine.

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FUNTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

PICTURE EXCHANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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SCERTS

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

SOCIAL STORIES

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

THERAPEUTIC CRISIS INTERVENTION

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY

By providing vocational services to youth and adults, they gain employment skills through work experiences. Our vocational services are located in our Chelsea, Saco, Berwick, and Glickman Academy schools…

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We believe it’s important to go beyond simply providing these young people with the structured support and treatment they need in order to transition into the workforce and become contributing members of their communities.

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