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.
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
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.