School-based treatment and support interventions that are designed to identify emotional disturbances and/or assist parents, teachers, and counselors in developing comprehensive strategies for addressing these disturbances. School-based services also include counseling or other school-based programs for emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and their families within the school, home and community environment.
An example of an appropriate referral to School-Based services would be: a 15 year old who is doing poorly in school, is oppositional and defiant, and is isolating himself from others.
Families, Inc. has designed a school-based program called STAR (Students Thinking and Responding) that can be customized to fit the needs of the school. Call Shelly Horton, School-Based Coordinator, at 870.933.6886 for more information.