Justice Resource Institute: River Run Academy at the Susan Wayne Center Day School


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day
    • Type: Special Needs, Therapeutic
    • Country: United States
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    River Run Academy, the clinical day school at the Susan Wayne Center of Excellence, located in Thompson, Conn., offers intensive educational, vocational, and clinical services for mild to moderately cognitively impaired students.

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    • Focus: We specialize in educating students who have mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment but may also have concurrent mental health, behavioral, and medical issues.
    • Age: 11-21
    • Gender: male, female, transgender, non-conforming
    • Capacity: 45

    We utilize a trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment model in all of our classroom settings. This approach, called the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model, was developed by the Trauma Center, JRI, and provides a framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. All day school staff is trained in this model, as it is the foundation for all interventions we use with our students.

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