School Based

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School Based Services

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 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
  • Paraprofessional 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

An example 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.

Please contact Shelly Horton, School-Based Coordinator, at 870.933.6886 for more information.