About The Program
New Directions is a year round program that provides a unique combination of specialized mental health treatment and comprehensive educational services. New Directions is the only licensed partial hospitalization program in Fayette County as well as a Private Academic School. The purpose of New Directions is to offer a comprehensive mental health treatment program for children and adolescents. The program addresses moderate to severe symptoms.
New Directions is a year round program that offers a full array of services including Intake and Assessment, Therapeutic Services, Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, and Discharge Planning. Services are provided by Therapists, PA Certified Teachers, Nurses, and a Child Psychiatrist.
Educational Services are provided in full coordination with the therapeutic interventions and the educational and clinical staff functioning as one unit. New Directions offers both regular and special education. New Directions is a PA Department of Education licensed Private Academic School.
STEM Room and Makerspace
A Makerspace room is a place where young students have an opportunity to explore their own interests; learn to use materials to develop creative projects.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, participate in problem-solving, collaborate with others, and work through their creative process.
Objectives of new Directions
We Can Help With...Children and adolescents who meet the following criteria are eligible for this program:
- Treating underlying mental health conditions
- Develop coping skills
- Teaching age appropriate behaviors
- Teaching age appropriate social skills
- To become productive in their communities
- To become well-adjusted within their families
- To adjust to transitions and changes in their lives
- Successfully re-enter the traditional public school setting
New Directions follows the Laurel Highlands School District Calendar
County Funded Sliding Fee Scale