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School Based Services

Healthcare Partners with Local Schools

Our School Based services are designed to help kids conquer all types of barriers to school success, including social, behavioral, and developmental challenges, through one-on-one therapeutic support and skills development.

Our School Based Teams

There are many people at Adult & Child Health who are working to improve the lives of the students we serve. You will regularly see your A&C Therapist and Skills Development Specialist(s) at your school. The Lead Clinician and Team Leader support multiple schools both on and off site. Psychologists and Psychiatrists provide support at A&C offices.

Who We Serve

Each student is unique. Our programs are designed to encourage their strengths and address the challenges of each child. Our trained professionals can help with:

  • Difficulty making or keeping friends
  • Oppositional behavior or defiance
  • Inappropriate anger or aggression
  • Experiences with trauma
  • Frequent behavior outbursts
  • Sudden change in social interactions, sleep, or dietary patterns
  • Social withdrawal and/or recurring  sadness
  • Excessive worry or anxiety

When school is out, we are in!

When school is not in session, the need for services does not go away. 

Adult & Child Health provides services in the home and at our offices after school hours and during extended breaks.

How Services are Funded

As a healthcare organization, we provide medically necessary services that are billed directly to the student’s insurance carrier. If services are not covered by insurance, we have self-pay and sliding fee scale options. Our Benefits Navigation Specialists and Providers work directly with the student’s caregiver to determine what mental health services are covered by insurance, and will explore other options as needed. In some schools, services are able to be covered by grant-funded programs.

Referral Process

Referrals usually come from teachers and school staff, and/or parents who see a need for services. Typically, we ask that the school be the first point of contact with the family to gauge interest in services. Our qualified therapists will then contact parents and schedule the initial assessment. After the assessment is completed, we determine what services will be provided and collaborate with the family and school staff to develop a treatment plan.

Mental Health Moments

School Based staff prepare monthly Mental Health articles as part of their efforts through a grant from the Kendrick Foundation. Mental Health Moments for 2024 can be found below.

January: Trying Something New

February: Cleaning and Mental Health

March: Journaling

April: Plants and Animals

May: Childrens’ Mental Health

June: Body Insecurities

This program/publication was supported by Grant Number KF21ACHMH1, funded by the Kendrick Foundation. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Adult & Child Health and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Kendrick Foundation.

School Based Staff prepare for an event at a park

Sarah Miller, PMHNP-BC

Sarah Miller works with the addictions team, general psychiatry for adolescents and adults, and the competency restoration team. She is board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her specialties are working in addictions and with people who experience serious mental illness.

Miller graduated from Indiana University with a psychology degree and went back to school for nursing. She received her nursing degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and worked in a nursing home and also spent time working in a group home with adolescents. She received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

She enjoys hanging out with her family and her two dogs, and going to sporting events.

Joanna Chambers, MD

Dr. Joanna Chambers is a psychiatrist who began seeing Adult & Child Health patients in November 2021. She graduated from Medical College of Georgia with her Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to bringing a wealth of experience, she currently serves as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Medicine where she teaches Clinical Psychiatry. She is certified in Addiction Medicine and has a special interest in treating pregnant and postpartum women. She is President of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry Organization as well as a sitting member of many medical association boards. Recently, she has won the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2020 from Indiana University and has received “Best Doctors Award” in 2010, 2011, and 2014. Dr. Chambers is incredibly active in the medical, academic, and research realms of medicine. She is currently accepting new patients on Wednesdays.