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The purpose of school-based mental health services is to ensure that children with emotional and/or behavioral disorders are provided needed mental health services in a safe, familiar, and nurturing environment while enhancing and improving their academic experiences.  Families, Inc. provides the following services listed below to assist school districts in accomplishing not only academic goals, but also to help shape the students’ social knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors.  Through this agency/school collaboration, it is the goal of Families, Inc. that all children will have access to the tools that they need to grow into healthy, independent, and productive members of society.

Clinical Services:

  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Qualified Behavioral Health Services
  • Assessment, Referral, and Testing
  • Crisis Intervention

Family Services:

  • Educational Services
  • Activities
  • Support

Faculty / Staff Services:

  • Educational Services
  • Technique Instruction
  • Consultation

Summer Programs:

  • School-Based Day Camps
  • Clinic-based Groups
  • Home Services

Examples of an appropriate referral for school-based services:

A 15-year-old female who has shown a significant decline in grades and has been referred to the principal’s office for bullying behavior several times this school year.

A 10-year-old male is frequently found sitting alone and crying on the playground. He has become less verbal and refuses to participate in activities that he once enjoyed.

“The Families, Inc. school-based program is customized to fit the unique needs of each school that we serve. As a benefit to our contracted schools, Families, Inc. provides mental health services to every student in need regardless of payor source.”

At Families, Inc., we believe that to provide the most effective treatment we must first fully understand the unique and individualized needs of the client.  Our Mental Health Evaluation Process includes receiving a Psychiatric Evaluation by our medical staff, once the Intake Assessment has been completed by a licensed Mental Health Professional. This will provide the most comprehensive evaluation of each individual’s mental health needs at the time services begin.

Benefits of our Mental Health Evaluation process:

  1. Improve the quality of care and set each individual up for a better outcome.
  2. Psychiatric Evaluations will be used to:
    1. Further substantiate the diagnosis,
    2. Potentially identify a new diagnosis,
    3. Evaluate for medical conditions that will impact care or may lead to a referral to the PCP for Out of Scope concerns,
    4. When indicated, develop an individualized evidence-based medication regimen or determine if a pre-existing medication regimen is appropriate.

Families, Inc. also provides on-campus Crisis Intervention services for all students and faculty* from the individual crisis to the fully-involved, school-wide crisis - for all established clients, all students during school hours in schools in which Families, Inc. is on campus, and faculty/staff for school related events.

Please contact us at 870.933.6886 for more information.

*Crisis Intervention services for faculty are limited to school-related crisis events.


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