About Us

CAPES provides comprehensive, innovative, compassionate and coordinated mental health, physical and educational care recommendations to parents of children and adolescents who present with significant problems in two or more areas relating to their development.

The inspiration for CAPES was the need for coordinated analysis and care for children and adolescents with complex educational, physical and mental health needs.

CAPES has been operational since February of 2009. We have diligently monitored and documented changes in the participants in our care program.  Our team thoroughly and consistently examined each step of the process and made adjustments to ensure our procedure was exemplary.

Standardized data, including Child Behavior Checklist, Teacher Report Forms and Youth Self-Report Forms, has been completed at intake and again at a six month interval by participating families. These standardized forms allow for the documentation of change resulting from the participation in the CAPES Program.    See the Publications section.


CAPES is committed to treating all patients and their families with dignity, respect and compassion regardless of their personal or economic circumstances.  CAPES does not refuse treatment to any child or adolescent based on his/her caregiver’s ability to pay.  Providing charity care at a level that is both meaningful and sustainable is a fundamental goal of CAPES.  This policy is designed to balance fiscal stewardship with the long-term charitable mission of CAPES.


Problems with Current Delivery System

  • Fragmented
  • Non Coordinated
  • Variable outcomes
  • Limited by perspective of the service provider
  • Lack of awareness of available community resources
  • Limited financial resources
  • Limited communication between HCP and school settings
  • Limited interaction between psychiatric services;  re:  outcomes of medication in a variety of settings
  • Limited addressing of family dynamics related to a child/adolescent in need; including parent and sibling issues
  • Limited addressing of family’s emotional needs
  • Overlooking health and wellness needs of the family and individual
  • Limited management of coping skills of the family and child/adolescent to reduce overall stress
  • Limited comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic intervention affecting sensory, physical, motor, communication,social, academic, behavioral and developmental needs


CAPES Program

  • Integrated
  • Coordinated
  • Consistent, evidenced-based outcomes
  • Dynamic perspective of multiple service providers
  • Awareness of available community resources
  • Maximizing utilization of limited financial resources
  • Consistent communication between HCP and school settings
  • Consistent interaction between multiple providers and outcomes observed in a variety of situations
  • Integrated assessment of family dynamics related to the child/adolescent
  • Integrated assessment of family’s social/emotional needs
  • Thoughtful analysis of health and wellness needs of the family and individual
  • Development of coping skills of family and child/adolescent in order to reduce overall stress
  • Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic intervention affecting sensory, physical, motor, communication, social, academic, behavioral and developmental needs


Dynamic Long Term Results from the CAPES Program

  • Utilizes a visionary approach toward resolution of presenting issues via a service delivery model that maximizes the utilization of available technology and expertise
  • Develops a hierarchy of family needs in order to optimize treatment strategies which evolve as the child develops
  • Provides tools and strategies for life time management
  • Provides informational exchange between participants
  • Provides approaches to child/adolescent and family care
  • Enables support of family social and emotional needs
  • Facilitates communication among parents and providers
  • Develops understanding of the service delivery system
  • Integrates decision making to enable a comprehensive and collaborative series of recommendations
  • Develops standardized tools to communicate and document change including:  intake, case history, release of information and progress updates and discharge reports