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School and Counseling Services

There are many different types of therapy and supportive services at D.A. Blodgett - St. John's.  Each service is designed to help children and parents take steps to a better future. 


If interested in more information about any of these services call 616.451.2021 and ask to speak with the contact person listed. 


 

EARLY CHILDHOOD ATTACHMENT SERVICES

Contact - Jenn Harrod 

In-home parent-child support and clinical intervention services for parents of children ages birth - five years and women who are pregnant. 

 

PREGNANCY COUNSELING 

Contact - Emily Sluiter 

Provides comprehensive services to women who are experiencing stress due to an unplanned pregnancy. 

 

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES 

Contact - Laura Cook 

Case management services for children under the age of 18 with a developmental disability. Support may include enhanced health services. 

 

MULTI-SYSTEMIC THERAPY 

Contact - Laura Mammen 

An evidenced-based therapy which empowers caregivers to intervene with their teenagers (age 12- 17.5) in order to reduce their delinquent behaviors in the home, school, and community. 

 

CASE MANAGEMENT 

Contact - Phil Slachter 

Assistance in obtaining services and supports that increase stability for the child and family. 

 

TRAUMA FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 

Contact - Andrew Boekestein 

In home counseling to assist child and caregiver in understanding and resolving problems associated with a child’s traumatic experience. 

 

OUTPATIENT 

Contact - Phil Slachter 

Mental health and/or substance abuse counseling services provided to youth under 18 years old in the agency office. 

 

HOME BASED SERVICES 

Contact - Andrew Boekestein 

Intensive, in home mental health and/or substance abuse therapy for children under 18 and their families. 

 

KENT SCHOOL SERVICES NETWORK 

Contact - Ben Brower 

Partnerships that bring health and human services into the schools. Case Management, Outpatient, and Home Based Counseling is available in a variety of schools within Kent County. 

 

Works with youth 12 years old and younger and their families who have broken the law. 
 
BSFT targets children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17 who are at risk for developing or displaying behavior problems including substance abuse, conduct problems and delinquency.