Therapeutic After-School and Summer Programs (TASSP)
Therapeutic After-School and Summer Programs (TASSP) is a blending of creative, expressive, and/or experiential programs with a traditional behavioral health service. The goal of TASSP is for a child to practice skills learned in therapy in a school, after school, or recreational setting. A licensed clinical therapist collaborates with an expressive and/or experiential program facilitator in activities such as art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, horticulture therapy, play therapy, STEAM/STEM and others to help the child attain his/her goals. Examples of potential goals include regulation of mood, improving parent/child relationships, and increasing self-esteem.
During this presentation, the participants will:
- Gain exposure to TASSP efforts across the state of Idaho
- See examples of a TASSP program in action
- Acquire ideas on how to operationalize TASSP in their regions