How do you find the best school for your child?

Are you actively seeking out the best school for your child? According to the Alliance for Effective Education, 1/3 of students – nearly 1.3 million each year – leave high school without a diploma. If your child is affected by behavioral health issues, the rate is even higher. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports approximately 50% of students age 14 and older who are living with a mental illness drop out of high school. This is the highest dropout rate of any disability group.

Kradwell School is the only school in Wisconsin dedicated to serving students in grades 5 through 12 who, for whatever reason, are unsuccessful in the traditional school environment. Students coming to Kradwell may be diagnosed with a wide range of behavioral or psychological disorders, including learning disabilities such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, Asperger’s syndrome or reactive attachment disorder. Though unsuccessful in the traditional school setting, many Kradwell students are in fact gifted and talented, and thrive within Kradwell’s student-centric learning environment.

Classes are small, permitting students to work independently and in small groups. The student-to-teacher ratio is 5 to 1, instruction is individualized and self-paced. Curriculum meets Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction standards, and graduates meet all State of Wisconsin requirements for diploma.

Take a video tour of Kradwell School, meet our medical director, principal, caregivers and students, and learn what this facility can do for your child.

Aurora Behavioral Health Services offers complete mental health treatment options, provided by highly trained professionals in a caring, confidential manner to meet individual and family needs. If you or someone you know needs help, contact us — online or by phone at 1-877-666-7223 — as soon as possible.

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Is back-to-school a season of anxiety for your child?

Is your child excited about starting back in the classroom? Or is your child scared, anxious or reluctant to attend school?

A new school year, unfamiliar classroom, new teachers, and new classmates can be sources of anxiety for children and parents. What level of anxiety is “normal”? Is anxiety disrupting routine activities for your child? Being fearful of getting on the school bus can be a sign of extreme anxiety. So can refusing to go out to recess, or participate in class activities.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

If you feel your child is experiencing extreme anxiety, find out how Aurora’s Child and Adolescent Day Treatment program can help.

Aurora Behavioral Health Services offers complete mental health treatment options, provided by highly trained professionals in a caring, confidential manner to meet individual and family needs.  If you or someone you know needs help, contact us — online or by phone at 1-877-666-7223 — as soon as possible.