The benefits to both the students and the school are immeasurable – early detection leads to early intervention. Early intervention leads to the prevention of future conflicts, fewer missed classes, and improved self-worth.
The School-Based Services Program is designed to:
Increase the accessibility of behavioral health services for children and families in a non-stigmatizing, non-medical environment
Provide behavioral health programs that address early intervention service options for schools and communities
Provide behavioral health consultation for teachers and other school staff on specific children and general mental health topics
Increase partnerships within the school and community that promote emotional health
School Based Services Include:
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How is a Student Referred to the Program?
Students are referred for services by themselves, family members, or school staff through school counselors, social workers, or psychologists. Once a child’s parent or guardian agrees to the referral, the therapist arranges an intake appointment. Parental/guardian permission is required for therapists to make contact with the student.
Examples of problems that can be addressed include:
- Mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors
- Aggressive behaviors, anger control problems, and peer relations
- Adjustment disorders, such as the death or loss of a parent or family member or dealing with a move
- Reactions to experiencing trauma in the home, such as family violence, or being a victim or witness to violence
- Suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse
- Truancy, absenteeism, and tardiness
The benefits of our on-site, school-based behavioral health services for students are immeasurable for both the students and the schools.
Benefits to Students:
- No stigma to students or family
- Accessibility of therapist to discuss problems
- Normalization of the school experience for students with a mental health diagnosis Students view
- Therapist as “just another school counselor.”
- Students don’t need to leave school
- No appointment is necessary for emergencies or concerns
- Students have a support network at school and a closer liaison with teachers
Benefits to the School:
- Crisis episodes handled on-site
- Therapists can frequently work with students who are often disruptive to the education environment
- Therapists can work closely with families in a more natural environment
- Easy access for school staff to consult therapist regarding students
- Staff views therapists as additional guidance staff, not as an “outsider.”
We’re Here to Help Your Students!
JTL employs a variety of licensed therapists, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Psychological Associates (LPA), Licensed Marriage and Family therapists (LMFT), and psychologists. They can address a wide range of specialties.
Contact us for more information on how your students may benefit from our School-Based Services Program.