Support Education, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice services for struggling children and youth.
The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents works to improve the quality and array of services provided for children and youth by enhancing the knowledge and skills of professionals and parents. We welcome help from individuals, organizations and businesses.
Tara Reilly Memorial Scholarship
The Tara Reilly Memorial Scholarship honors a bright young woman who was murdered at age 18. The scholarship is available to a junior, senior or graduate student in special education, juvenile justice, mental health or a related field who is committed to working with children and youth with behavioral challenges. It is our hope that more people will choose to work with children and youth with behavioral problems so that we can end the type of senseless behavior that took Tara's life.
• Professional development opportunities for schools or organizations
• Family seminars on positive parenting
• International, regional and state conferences
• Arnold Goldstein Memorial Library events
• Conference and workshop brochures, programs and exhibits
• Web site
We are always grateful for support of our organization through donations, in-kind services and volunteers.
• Office supplies and furniture
• Computer and AV equipment
• Office/Meeting/Conference space
• Financial Services
• Library cataloging
• Office support
• Special event staffing
The BICA Bookstore offers a wide variety of books from more than 100 publishers. BICA also sells ID/security-card printers and supplies, digital cameras and accessories, computer equipment and accessories, presentation equipment, outdoor products, video conferencing/editing/multimedia products and gaming equipment.
Please contact us for a quote.
Contract with us to provide a variety of workshops for your employees: Getting Along with Your Teen, Supporting Your Children In School, Positive Parenting, Controlling Your Emotions Forever, Dealing With Resistance and many other topics to meet your needs. Invite us to your workplace for a lunchtime presentation or Q & A session.
We welcome groups to hold small meetings and seminars at our office. We are available to help with meeting logistics. We also offer business retreats and event/conference planning.
Every second a public school student is suspended.*
Every 11 seconds a high school student drops out.*
Every 15 seconds a public school student is corporally punished.*
Every 20 seconds a child is arrested.
Every 35 seconds a baby is born to a mother who is a school dropout.
Every 36 seconds a baby is born into poverty.
Every 36 seconds a child is confirmed as abused or neglected.
Every 4 minutes a child is arrested for drug abuse.
Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for violent crimes.
Every 4 hours a child or teen commits suicide.
*Based on calculations per school day 180 days of seven hours each.
Source: Children’s Defense Fund, May 2007
Family Support - Successful programs for troubled youth depend on the active participation and support of families. While many parents seek to participate in classes, conference and workshops dealing with positive parenting, they lack the financial means. Family scholarship support helps to cover registration, transportation, childcare costs.
Professional Support - Although many businesses support their employees with tuition assistance programs, professionals in the education, juvenile justice and mental health fields rarely receive such benefits. Tuition aid and professional scholarship support helps to cover university tuition costs, as well as conference and workshop registration and transportation costs not covered by employers.