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- Difficulty managing feelings—if student does not seem like him/herself (appears sad, angry, withdrawn, etc.)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.