What is School-Based Mental Health?
A School-Based Mental Health Program (SBMH) is like having a mental health office inside a school. A range of services are available and provided by licensed, clinical therapists. All services are private and confidential.
Why Have Mental Health Programs in the School?
- Children develop coping skills that may prevent them from developing long-term problems
- Solution-oriented therapy provides relief from symptoms earlier rather than later, thus improving the quality of life experiences
- Improves academic performance and personal relationships with family and friends
- Eliminates barriers to accessing these services by making them available in the school
What services are offered?
Universal Supports (all students):
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
- Social skill and behavior functioning screenings
- Teacher Education and Positive Parenting Courses
- Warhawk Time, a time to build connections and relationships with peers and school staff
Selected Intervention (by request/need):
- Small group skill-building opportunities
- Peer Mentors or Buddy Program
- Check-In/Check-Out (CICO)
Intensive Individualized Services (by request/need):
- Individual skill-building sessions
- Individual therapy provided by a licensed therapist
- Individualized behavior plans/interventions
Who do I contact?
Who are the Licensed Therapists?
We are excited to work with the Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic and Professional Services Group (PSG). Their services are offered within our school building during school hours for you or your children to access. They also schedule appointments after school hours at their offices. Please visit their webpages for more information, http://www.lakegenevawellnessclinic.com/ and https://www.psgcip.com.