CHILD VICTIM INTERVENTION PROGRAM This program provides needed mental health services in Galveston County and SE Harris County to children who have been exposed to family violence, child abuse, or have suffered serious trauma in their lives. This program offers therapeutic intervention by licensed therapists in an environment that is safe, accessible, and where kids spend most of their time at school.
By providing counseling at the school campus, children and their families, who would not otherwise receive intervention, will have an opportunity for specialized mental health services. Experienced, licensed mental health professionals work with the children and their families on a weekly basis. Each therapist performing psychotherapy is a licensed therapist (LCSW, LPC, and LMFT, Ph.D.) with extensive clinical experience working with children and families with family violence, child sexual abuse, and/or child abuse in their history.
Resolve It has provided trauma-focused therapy for 4,484 children and their families living in Galveston County with a cumulative total of 36,102 hours of individual, family, group therapy, and resource counseling as of 2021. Services are offered to all victims at no charge, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age.
For those eligible for the Child Victim Interventions Program, therapy services are available at no charge. Schools districts that are participating with Resolve It, Inc. in the program are La Marque, Texas City ISD, and Galveston ISD.
La Marque & Texas City ISD
The Child Intervention Program is funded by a generous grant from the Office of the Governor’s Victims of Crime Act grant and would not be possible without the support from individuals, local businesses, and foundations.
TRUANCY INTERVENTION PROGRAM The truancy intervention work that Resolve It, Inc. has been doing here in Galveston County to help kids who are at great risk for dropping out of school has been phenomenal. The goal of the Truancy Intervention Program is to offer students a chance to evaluate their choices and change their course toward future success by getting back to class. Students and their parents attend prevention workshops held on Saturdays. Each training program utilizes evidence-based curriculums to help youth and parents make smarter choices, thereby improving school attendance, reducing recidivism, and ultimately, improving public safety in Galveston County.
The Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) program has been effectively providing tools and resources to students and parents struggling with truancy issues since 2012. TIP gives students the opportunity to evaluate their choices, get back to school and complete their education.
The Truancy Intervention Program serves students who have excessive truancies from school and attend school in the Clear Creek, Dickinson, and Texas City ISD. Both the student and their parent/guardian are referred to the program and participate in an eight (8) hour Truancy Intervention Program. Each training session utilizes an evidence-based curriculum implemented by a licensed mental health professional. Program staff works closely with school attendance officers to coordinate the training classes. In addition, program staff offer case management services to students and families, and referrals to community resources when appropriate.
A recent program analysis of the Truancy Intervention Program by Dr. Mike McMullen at the University of Houston-Clear Lake has shown that 65% of the students who registered for the 2-day course completed the program, and 96% had no new truancy cases while enrolled in the program. Even more impressively, students averaged 118 unexcused absences per year prior to the TIP program and only 29 unexcused absences after completing the program. This is a 75% reduction in unexcused absences. Program results show that there is a lasting effect of the program with a 55% reduction in unexcused absences 3 months after graduating from the program.
The Truancy Intervention Program has successfully impacted school attendance and encouraged students to stay in school and complete their education. It teaches critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for them to be successful, productive members of today’s society.
EMPOWERING GIRLS targets teen girls who are on probation and promotes critical thinking, positive communication and a sense of belonging to help girls evaluate and make better choices. Using the evidence-based Moral Development Training (MDT) and Girls Circle curriculums, girls explore the obstacles and pitfalls which interfere with good choices. They learn the benefits of accepting responsibility for their behavior, how to make better decisions, and work to set productive and meaningful life goals. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is offered to teens attending Moral Development Training and Girls Circle Training programs at Red Dun Ranch. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy interventions often helps clients change and grow more effectively and quickly because people typically learn best by doing. Life lessons take deeper root when individuals both understand them in their heads and experience them in their bodies. Working with horses is engaging, real time and hands-on. The experience is immediate and fully felt.
Our Goal… to help equip kids with critical skills essential in navigating their way through conflicts, peer pressure and exposure to abuse, drugs, and alcohol use.