Programs for Children/Teenagers (Children's Specialty Services)

St. Luke's provides a number of programs for children and teenagers to help them cope with mental, emotional and behavioral concerns.

Life Group 1 - Elementary school program

This program helps elementary children who display serious behavioral and emotional difficulties at home, school or in the community. Children are taught social skills, anger management and coping skills. The family component of the program also teaches families to deal effectively with their children's behaviors.

For more information, email us or call (319) 369-8728.

Life Group 2 - Middle school  program

This day program assists teenagers with making the transition home from the hospital or other placements, or to avoid hospitalization altogether. Individuals are taught social skills, anger management and coping skills.

For more information, email us or call (319) 369-8685.

Life Group 3 - High school  program

This day program assists teenagers with making the transition home from the hospital or other placements, or to avoid hospitalization altogether. Individuals are taught social skills, anger management and coping skills.

For more information, email us or call (319) 369-8535.


Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen Families (TIES)

TIES is a FREE early intervention program targeting children six years and under. During program sessions, parent are trained to work in a classroom as a way to actively practice their skills they are learning.  It is staffed by both professionals and parents who have completed the program with their own children.