Which parent is right for the PRAXES Intensive Model program? Below is the admission criteria designed for agencies to use when evaluating the benefit of this program for a parent.
PRAXES Admission Criteria
Parents who would most likely benefit from the PRAXES (Parents Reach Achieve and eXcel through Empowerment Strategies) Intensive Model program have the following:
- At least one child with an active mental health diagnosis from the ICD- 10 or DSM V, who is at risk or has a history of physical or verbal aggression, school behaviors leading to suspension or expulsion, trauma, hospitalization, juvenile record, or multiple placements; and
- At least one of the following behaviors or symptoms:
- Feels overwhelmed about their child and the challenges of raising them;
- Articulates a lack of control over their child’s behavior, themselves, and/or their environment;
- Denies their child’s mental health needs;
- Demonstrates difficulties in communicating with their child, adults, or others in their life;
- Either has a lack of resources with which to help them or demonstrates isolative behavior;
- Shows a lack of knowledge about their child’s developmental and or mental health needs; or
- Demonstrates a lack of parenting skills with their child.