Winner's Circle Center

 

Programs

The Academy at Winner's Circle Center
 

The Academy at Winner’s Circle Center is a clinical and alternative educational environment providing individualized support with academic, organizational and motivational strategies for students aged 14 – 21 who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders and anxiety disorders, or require significant social or behavioral supports to achieve success in school. Students enrolled in The Academy are concurrently enrolled in an online academic curriculum and will receive daily academic, organizational and motivational support to successfully access the curriculum.

Students will also receive mental health treatment planning, individual counseling, group counseling and psycho-social education provided by a licensed mental health clinician, including Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused therapy, Canine-Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Student’s IEP teams and school-based teams may determine the amount of days per week the student should attend to receive these supports. Students are recommended through the Local Education Agency (LEA) and the program is purchased by the district. It is suggested that students arrive with their home or district provided computers, but computers and I-Pads are available at the Center. The Academy is designed to be a half-day program that operates Monday through Friday during the school year.



After School Social Skills Groups

Social Sessions After School are weekly group programs designed to meet identified emotional and behavioral needs, directly impacting student behavior in the home, school and community environments.  Students will learn coping mechanisms and practice positive social skills while working with horses and dogs in a nature-based setting.  There is no riding involved - all activities take place on the ground and are taught by certified teachers and licensed counselors. Groups are offered on a rotating basis and include topics such as self-esteem, anger management, anxiety, changing families, positive relationships, building friendships, grief and loss, stress and relaxation, eating disorders, and more.  Students can be recommended by their school district, family doctor, counselors and/or parents.  Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.


Winner's Circle Center Extended School Year Program - (June/July)

The Summer Extended School Year program helps students maintain their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals during the summer months. Winner’s Circle Center works with the Local Education Agency (LEA) in meeting the social, emotional and behavioral goals of each student. Activities are designed to support these IEP goals.  The program teaches cooperation, identifying feelings in self and others, reading body language, and developing strong leadership skills. Students work together to solve problems with the assistance of horses. There is no riding involved – all activities take place on the ground and are taught by certified teachers and licensed counselors. Sessions will last roughly 60 minutes. Students can be recommended by the LEA. Transportation to and from the farm must be provided by the district.


Winner's Circle Center Summer Equine Learning Camp -(August)

The Summer Equine Learning Camp focuses on student's social, emotional and behavioral needs.  Students will learn and practice positive social skills while working with horses and dogs in a nature-based setting.  There is no riding involved - all activities taker plae on the ground and are taught by certified teachers and licensed counselors.  All daily group activities, including literature and art therapy sessions, will promote the strengthening of student's awareness of self and others.  Groups are divided age-appropriately and are suitable for 6-12 years of age. Camp sessions are weekly from 9:00 - 1:00 daily. Students may attend one week or all three weeks prior to the start of the new school year.


Individual and Family Counseling


Winner's Circle Center provides both traditional office-based counseling and experiential counseling services by appointment to children, adolescents and families. We seek to provide an environment for therapy that brings a feeling of comfort to our clients, and clients have the ability to choose which environment will serve them best. Whether in the office, in the arena, or around the farm, our counseling services are grounded in the Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused model with the goal of helping clients find the best solutions for life's challenges and empowering clients to seek positive change. Counseling services are provided by Master's level or above, Licensed mental health clinicians.

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