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School Mental Health Services

Our Educationally-Related Mental Health Services

  • Individual Counseling / Therapy / Social Work

    Mental health treatment in individual format for children ages 3-18 to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his/her educational program. Licensed and licensed eligible staff and interns utilize evidence-based and promising practices to treat childhood mental health disorders.
  • Counseling and Guidance / Family Therapy / Social Work

    Mental health treatment in group format (6-8 children per group) for children ages 3-18 ideally to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his/her educational program. Licensed and licensed eligible staff and interns utilize evidence-based and promising practices to treat childhood mental health disorders.

    Mental health treatment and support for families of children ages 3-18 to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his/her education program by increasing helpful support at home.

  • Parent Counseling / Parent Behavior / Management Training / Social Work

    Use of evidence-based and promising practices to provide training to parents to manage their child's behavior at home and in the community. Parent child interactions are modified in ways to promote the prosocial child behavior and to decrease antisocial or oppositional behavior.
  • Social Work Services / Mental Health Assessment

    Comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment (e.g., developmental history, medical information, living situation, etc.)
  • Social Work / Plan Development

    Development of a plan and mental health, diagnostic assessment to address multiple life domains in support of educational success. Comprehensiveness of plan commensurate with intensity of needs
  • Social Work / Case Management Brokerage

    Mobilizing (referral, linkage, and coordination) school and community resources to enable the student to learn as effectively as possible in his/her educational program.
  • Psychological Services / Psychological Testing & Assessment

    Comprehensive, complex, detailed assessment utilizing psychological tests. Includes gathering and integration of information from multiple sources (e.g., interviews; observations; record review; cognitive, achievement, personality tests; symptom checklists) and interpreting assessment results to parents and staff.
  • Behavior Intervention Services / Applied Behavior Analysis

    Application of ABA methods to functionally assess the relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment (FBA) and development of behavior intervention plans to support prosocial behaviors (BIP/BSP).
  • Day Treatment

    Structured education, training and support program designed to meet the mental health needs of children between the ages of 7 and 18 who are exhibiting significant behavior challenges. A wide variety of services are offered including individual, group, and family group therapy specific to the mental health needs of the child and academic assistance.
  • Residential

    24 hour out-of-home placement that provides intensive therapeutic services (e.g., mental health treatment and other supports) to support the educational program.
  • Counseling and Guidance / Direct Skills Instruction

    Explicitly teaching a skill-set (e.g., social skills, anger management, re-framing, etc.) using ABA principles (e.g., demonstration/modeling and practice).
  • Crisis Stabilization

    Brief, concentrated interventions to stabilize psychiatric conditions or behavioral and situational problems to prevent escalation of psychiatric symptoms and reduce the risk of harm to self or others, avert loss of housing and wherever possible avoid the need for hospitalization or more restrictive placement.
  • Counseling and Guidance / Psycho-Education

    Education/Information on mental/behavioral health related topics (e.g., diagnosis, medication, treatment approaches, etc.) to promote understanding of the topic and available resources. Provided in individual or group format; audience can include the child, parent/caregiver, foster parents.
  • Social Work / Child & Family Team Facilitation

    Comprehensive coordination of services based on the System of Care philosophies (e.g., LRE, cultural competence, etc.) to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education.
  • Crisis Assessment

    Evaluation for danger to self, others, or grave disability to determine need for hospitalization.
  • Crisis Intervention

    In conjunction with a crisis assessment, conduct a 5150 (involuntary hospitalization) hold or link to community resources.
  • Psychiatry / Medication Monitoring

    Evaluation by psychiatrist to determine appropriateness of medication to address mental health disorders and routine medication management of psychotropics.
  • Non-Public School (NPS)

    Prvately operated, publicly funded school that specializes in providing educational services for students with IEP and has needs so exceptional that they cannot be met in a public school setting.

    Speech and Language Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Transportation as needed.

How do I get more information?
Call Uplift Family Services at (408) 379-3790.

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