Tarleton Center for Child Well-Being
The Tarleton Center for Child Well-being has re-opened for limited services. The COVID-19 public health crisis is an ongoing concern and if there is a resurgence of the pandemic or if other health concerns arise, the TCCW may limit or suspend services until it is deemed safe to return to in-person work. In order to minimize risk for clients and staff, many precautions have been established.
The TCCW is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy/testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
- Prior to entry, all visitors must complete health checks and temperature scans.
- All staff wear masks.
- All visitors (including children) wear masks – parents are responsible for keeping their children masked.
- All staff maintains safe distancing.
- Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
- Records of visits will be maintained, in the event that contact tracing becomes necessary.
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy/testing rooms, the waiting room, and at the reception counter.
- We will schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room (at least 30 minutes between appointments to avoid client overlap and to provide time to sanitize the center between clients)
- We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until they are called to enter the facility. Only parent(s) and the client are allowed in the TCCW at this time (maximum capacity for the facility is 5 individuals). Please make separate arrangements for other children/siblings.
- Psychological testing materials, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
- Psychological evaluations will be completed with clients and psychologists on separate sides of a clear plexiglass divider. Any shared materials will be sanitized before handing the materials back and forth (blocks, for example).
- Physical contact is not permitted.
- Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash will be disposed of on a frequent basis.
- Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
These requirements may change if additional local, state, or federal orders or guidelines are published.
Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Our Vision is to connect caregivers and children with evidence-based psychological and behavioral health resources that are easy to access, understand, and utilize with the express purpose of early intervention to address problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in children.
The Tarleton Center for Child Well-Being(TCCW) is a multidisciplinary child service center affiliated with Tarleton State University. We provide psychological, behavioral health, and consultation services to families of school-aged children in our community at a reasonable cost by utilizing supervised trainees in service delivery. In addition to working directly with families, the TCCW works with agencies, schools, and programs serving children. The TCCW works with children through age 16.
Stephenville has been designated a Health Provider Shortage Area for mental health services by the federal government. We know that the best way to reduce the impact of mental health problems is by identifying and treating them early. The Texas State House Select Committee on Mental Health Report identified school-age children, or those involved in the school system as a group with increased need for mental health services. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry says that early onset of child mental illness is predictive of lower school achievement and increased burden on the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. A local facility will mean fewer children are referred to the metroplex for psychological evaluation and treatment.
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