Parents want their children to be successful in school. But in some cases, students are met with challenges that to them seem insurmountable. They may act out, shut down, withdraw, or simply stay away from school. For these students, the promise of school success becomes lost on a road filled with negative sanctions. In many ways, they are on the darkest part of a journey in their young lives.
Lutheran Family Services offers school-aged children the opportunity to take a different path. Highly trained educators and treatment specialists help students learn about behavior choices, how to make better decisions, and how to respond to stressful and challenging situations. We help students in two ways:
LFSVA day programs: Six Minnick Schools help students age 5 to 22 find success in the classroom. We work with public schools in the Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, Wise and Bristol regions to help their students achieve academic, behavioral and developmental goals so they may return to their home public school or pursue a path to meaningful work.
School-based programs: We also provide therapeutic services in Northern Shenandoah Valley public schools that help children handle emotional and behavioral issues that create barriers to learning. We work with school staff in schools to give children the tools they need to remain in their classrooms, ready to learn. Learn more here.