Services available tostudents and families
Services available for
- Individual assessment
- Individual evaluation
- Individual recommendations
- Treatment services:
- individual therapy
- group therapy
- family therapy
- crisis intervention
Vision: To support a school environment in whichall children are emotionally prepared and ready to learn.Mission: To ensure all children have access to comprehensivemental health services andsupports from prevention through intervention and families aresupported in the process.
- School-based consultation and collaboration
- Targeted in-service trainings
Integrated Mental Health (IMH) ServicesIntegrated Mental Health (IMH) Services are available through the school mental health program to students, families, and faculty/staff in the State College Area School District.IMH services are dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health services that are strengths-based, developmentally appropriate, data driven, youth guided and family focused. Services primarily include assessment and evaluation, consultation and collaboration, individual, group, and family therapy, and targeted trainings.Referrals to IMH Services can be made by any SCASD staff member, though we recommend student referrals are initiated through building level teams, such as Casings or Student Assistance. Referrals are typically made by school counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and/or administrators. Before making a referral, staff should engage the student and family to discuss possible intervention options and determine if a referral to IMH services is appropriate.The IMH team is comprised of district leaders of student services and special education, contracted mental health providers, and the county mental health authority. The team reviews referrals on a bi-weekly basis during the school year to ensure students receive indicated services and supports in a timely manner. Information for the referral is obtained from the student, family, teachers, counselors, and other individuals working with the student and family.To make a referral, click here. You will be asked to login with your SCASD account. Complete the online referral form in its entirety and click submit. Once the referral has been made, someone from the IMH Team will contact you to schedule a time to present the case at the next IMH Team meeting.For questions regarding IMH services, please contact the IMH liaison, Sara Hackman [email protected]Individual Assessment,Evaluation and RecommendationWhen a student first receives IMH services, the clinician begins with an assessment that gathers the student's history of education, family, psychosocial events, medical issues and mental health issues. Any treatment recommendations are driven by the assessed needs of the individual student.Treatment ServicesTreatment services will begin after the IMH clinician sets up an initial meeting with the student and family to develop a strength-based intervention plan that addresses the individualized needs of the student.Consultation and In-service TrainingIn-service trainings for school personnel, families, and students may occur in a variety of settings and are able to focus on a wide reange of topics related to the social and emotional health of students.
Last Modified on October 15, 2019