Afternoon Recreational Program (ARP) provides recreational and creative arts activities in a highly supervised after-school setting for 8 to 10 Albany County children aged 7-12 who have special mental health needs due to serious emotional disturbance. Children are scheduled to be involved in a range of small group activities, such as gym, recreation, music, and arts and crafts. Additional activities may include computer class, cooking class, movies, games, swimming and homework assistance. The emphasis is on having fun in a safe environment, where positive peer involvement and social interactions are fostered. Transportation to and from the program is provided. ARP is an adjunct to services that a child is receiving with their primary clinical program.
Kate Dunn, Program Coordinator; Kate.Dunn@parsonscenter.org
Referrals required from primary mental health or prevention service providers, who will have completed an ARP referral form and returned it to the program with any requested supporting documents. Referral forms may be obtained by contacting the program coordinator.
Albany County children aged 7 to 12 who have serious emotional disturbance.