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VPS, in conjunction with the Sharon and Farrell School Districts, have successfully implemented school based behavioral health support model based on Nicholas Hobbs’ Re-Education philosophy and the 12 Principles of Re-Education. This is a unique opportunity for children to participate in a positive behavior support model. The use of these principles has been proven to make positive change.  The principles are listed below.

1. Life is to be lived now

2. Trust between child and adult is essential

3. Competence makes a difference

4. Time is an ally

5. Self-control can be taught

6. The cognitive competence of children and adolescents can be considerably


7. Feelings should be nurtured and shared.

8. The group is very important to young people

9. Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence

10. The body is the armature of the self

11. Communities are important for children and students

12. In growing up, a child should know some joy in each day





  • The student is in K through 6 grade within the Sharon or Farrell School District;
  • Has a mental health diagnosis;
  • The student is not able to be maintained in their educational setting without on site mental health support;
  • The student is medical assistance eligible;
  • At least one parent/caretaker with whom the student resides consents to treatment;
  • A recent psychological or psychiatric evaluation by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist who recommends the service;
  • The agreement of an ISPT team that the student should receive the service;
  • Value Behavioral Health – PA authorization





The SCORE Program is supervised by Licensed Psychologists.  Additionally, the staff of the program includes the following:

  • Program Director
  • Clinical Manager
  • 2 Master's Level Behavior Intervention Specialists
  • Family Liason





Groups: All of the students participating in the SCORE Program will meet in the resource room every morning and afternoon to touch base and discuss their plans for the day.


Social Skills Group: A social skills group will be conducted one time per week during the afternoon session.  The topics will vary according to the group’s needs and level of functioning.



Token Economy: Students earn points for their positive behaviors and they can use the points to buy a fun reward. Buying will occur one time per week.


Parent Support Group: This group is held one time per month to engage the student’s parent(s) in understanding and supporting their child’s success within the Tiger SCORE Program.  Each meeting will be held at a convenient location and will focus on a specific behavioral health topic as selected by the parents.



Recognition Ceremony: Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence to children and adolescents. This activity will occur one time per month to celebrate individuals, students, or groups for a job well done. 



Crisis Intervention: The mental health team will be available for a crisis, as needed.


Monitoring of Behaviors:  Each student participating in the  SCORE Program will be monitored intermittently throughout the school day.




  • Promote change in the classroom
  • Increase academic performance
  • Enhance self esteem
  • Foster relationships
  • Build upon strengths
  • Reduce disciplinary problems
  • Integrate the family into the educational process
  • Improve coping strategies



The SCORE Program is a collaborative effort between:

  • Sharon School District including Case Avenue Elementary School,  Musser Elementary School and West Hill Elementary School
  • Farrell Elementary School
  • Vocational & Psychological Services
  • Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership
  • Value Behavioral Health - PA






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