An Intensive Day Program for Youth
Th!nk Bridge is an intensive, short-term day treatment program tailored specifically for youths between the ages of 8 and 18 who have difficulty adjusting to the mainstream school environment because of their emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
This Monday through Friday in-person program encompasses therapeutic interventions and onsite education services, providing a holistic approach to support their emotional well-being while assisting with their academic progress.
The goal of this program is to observe, nurture, and equip students with essential social and emotional skills in a therapeutic milieu, enabling them to successfully transition back to their respective schools within a period of 6 to 12 weeks.
This program aims to benefit students who
- Require more than traditional weekly individual therapy
- Have difficulty attending school as a result of social anxiety, depression, and/or school phobia
- Display challenging behaviors in school that interfere with the classroom on almost a daily basis.
How is Th!nkBridge different?
Short-term, intensive day treatment program that offers more focused and frequent therapy and educational services than traditional counseling, allowing for quicker progress and greater outcomes.
An integration of mental health and educational services into one cohesive program, allowing for a more comprehensive approach to addressing the complex issues that may be contributing to a student’s difficulties in adapting to a mainstream school environment.
Th!nkBridge provides a therapeutic milieu where students can practice social/emotional skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. This approach can improve the student’s confidence, self-awareness, and ability to manage their emotions and behaviors.
Onsite Education Services
Onsite educational services that support the student’s academic needs. This integrated approach to education and mental health allows for greater alignment between academic and therapeutic goals.
Th!nkBridge aims to transition students back to their mainstream school within 6-12 weeks, providing ongoing support to ensure the student’s continued success in the school environment.
The Need for Outpatient Treatment in Singapore
To date, there has been a noticeable absence of specialized therapeutic educational programs in Singapore dedicated to aiding troubled students facing various emotional and behavioral challenges.
Compounding these difficulties is the absence of a step-down program for students who have been discharged from psychiatric hospitalization, as well as a step-up program for youths who require more than the weekly individual outpatient therapy. This critical gap in support and care for our youths need to be addressed promptly.
By combining therapy and onsite education services, Th!nkBridge aims to create a nurturing and empowering environment that fosters emotional growth while simultaneously addressing academic needs.
With this program, we strive to ensure that no young person is left behind, as we firmly believe that every individual deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.