School Based Mental Health Services

Overview:

School Based Mental Health(SBMH) is a collaborative program between partnered school districts and Family Behavioral Resources providing outpatient mental health services in the school setting. SBMH services are for students struggling at home or in school. Students with identified needs for supports would be afforded the opportunity during the school day to attend therapy sessions. Therapists from Family Behavioral Resources are available throughout the school year and summer break. Sessions are intended to be the least intrusive to the student’s class schedule. Families are supported and encouraged to participate in treatment planning and treatment reviews.

Goals:

To assist students struggling in the following areas that may include but are not limited to:

  • Students suffering from a diagnosis or intellectual disability
  • Students who would benefit from any form of social, emotional and/or behavioral therapy
  • Students who are experiencing a major life transition (i.e divorce, moving, etc)
  • Students who can be disruptive in the classroom or that have difficulty controlling aggression
  • Students who have experienced a traumatic event or grief and loss
  • Students struggling with peer and relationships social skills
  • Students struggling with sexual identity or LGBTQI+ youth in need of support

Program Highlights:

  • Collaboration with case management, enhanced SAP or SAP teams in the school
  • Discharge planning with identified supports and school planning
  • Greater achievement in the education setting
  • Improved family, teacher and peer relationships
  • Increased management of any emotional or behavioral symptoms associated with mental health diagnosis or intellectual disability
  • The ability to gain the skills to manage problematic situations more effectively
  • An overall increase in sense of self esteem, self worth and pride that can last a lifetime


Design:

  • Individual therapy sessions held in the school setting that are facilitated by a masters level clinician from Family Behavioral Resources
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Family and school collaboration
  • Strength based approaches
  • Weekly updates on treatment with school consultation as needed

We are currently providing SBMH services in the following school districts:

Allegheny County
Avonworth
Deer Lakes
Environmental Charter School
Fox Chapel
Gateway
Hampton Township
New Story- Monroeville
Plum Borough
West Mifflin
Beaver County
Freedom Area School District
Hopewell Area
Midland Area
New Horizon
Riverside Area
Western Beaver School District
Greene County
Central Greene School District
Lawrence County
Mohawk School District
Westmoreland County
Franklin Regional School District
Jeannette School District
Norwin School District
Penn-Trafford School District
Greensburg-Salem

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​We are always looking to increase our outreach and expand our services. To learn more about our School Based Mental Health Services or to discuss partnering with us in a new school district, please contact:

Jason Shultz
Director of Business Development
Phone: 724-771-4688
Email: jshultz@familybehavioralresources.com