Disruptive Behavior Clinic

The Disruptive Behavior Clinic at JCFS Chicago is excited to offer parenting groups for families of children between the ages of 3-7 beginning in October 2021. These short-term groups will provide support and guidance to families with children displaying behavioral challenges. Sessions will be four weeks long and offered 3 times a year beginning in October 2021.

Upon completion of participation, parents will have acquired skills for:

  • Understanding children’s behavior as communication
  • Giving good directions and implementing consequences/rewards for compliance/noncompliance
  • Developing strategies that help children learn emotional and behavior regulation skills
  • Avoiding power struggles and regulating parents’ own emotions when faced with challenging behaviors

Groups will consist of four one-hour sessions conducted once a week. Participation will be offered in-person as well as virtually.

Cost for the four sessions is $200. We can bill insurance for parents who have in-network policies.

Please contact Carri Hill if you are interested in participating in the DBC Parent Group.

Disruptive behaviors in children can be difficult to manage and affect each member of a family; they often interfere with a child’s social, emotional and educational development—at home, in school and in public.

Designed to address the needs of families who are experiencing difficulty in managing their child’s behavior or who are concerned with his or her emotional or behavioral regulation, the Disruptive Behavior Clinic at JCFS Chicago offers specialized treatment for children aged 2 to 12 years old.

Our Approach

The talented and experienced psychologists at the Disruptive Behavior Clinic have in-depth expertise in the identification and treatment of challenging behaviors such as aggression and noncompliance, as well as emotional difficulties like irritability or tantrums. The team conducts a complete diagnostic assessment of a child’s emotional and behavioral functioning (including interviews with parents and other caregivers, structured observation, teacher questionnaires and developmental and cognitive assessments).

After reviewing the findings from our assessment we then provide recommendations that fit the unique needs of each child and his or her family.

Our researched-based, family-focused therapies help children learn to manage their behaviors and emotions in developmentally appropriate ways. We work with parents and other caregivers to help them develop effective behavior management strategies, because success doesn’t come from the child, alone.

For more information about the Disruptive Behavior Clinic, email Alysa Slay or call 847.412.4366

Parenting Groups

The Disruptive Behavior Clinic is excited to offer virtual parenting groups for families of children between the ages of 3-6. These short-term groups will provide support and guidance to families with children displaying behavioral challenges.  For more information, visit JCFS.org/telehealth-groups