Mental Health

Chartiers Valley School District offers school based mental health services in all schools!

Family Links School-Based Therapy Services available in Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools.

AHN Chill Project and School-Based Therapy Services are available in the High School.

Services are designed to promote:

  • Individual well-being
  • Academic success
  • Improvement in peer relationships
  • Improvement in family relationships
     

Families may consider School-Based services for their child to address:

  • Behavioral problems
  • Difficulty with peer and/or family relationships
  • Attendance issues
  • Academic issues
  • Difficulty managing feelings—if student does not seem like him/herself (appears sad, angry, withdrawn, etc.)
  • Anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns

 

Benefits for Families

  • Convenient location—services will occur at your child’s own school
  • Convenient time—all sessions occur within the school day
  • School shares concerns and problems to be addressed, as needed
  • Parents are able to partner with the school and service to help their child achieve goals.
  • Confidentiality will be strictly protected. Information shared with the school personnel requires written permission from the student/parent.
  • Cost of the session is billed to insurance and/or established via a sliding scale. If the insurance is not reimbursable, the family will be referred to an appropriate provider approved by their insurance carrier.

 

Steps to School-Based Therapy

  • The school counselor, principal, or support team may suggest a screening for services.
  • School-based services can only be initiated with written parental permission (or at the request of the student if over the age of 14).
  • School-Based therapist will call the parent and obtain additional information and insurance information.
  • School-Based therapist will schedule an appointment to occur at the school.
  • Therapy proceeds with student and may include the parent/guardian.
  • Closure of School-based services occurs when agreed upon goals have been accomplished. 
  • Appropriate referrals are made, if necessary.