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Behavioral health services for schools

4 tiers of care + on-site model

Addressing the mental health crisis in schools, together

1 in 5 kids experience a serious mental health concern, and only 25% receive care. It’s time to prioritize the behavioral and mental health of students, and we’re here to help.

Our multi-tier, fully customizable School Health program supports superintendents, PPS directors, and educators in addressing the escalating and serious mental health challenges facing students of all ages. From depression to ADHD, and PTSD to school & social anxiety, our pediatric behavioral health specialists address a range of concerns through crisis consultation and intervention, therapy, and parent coaching.

Support for school counselors and social workers may include:

  • Early identification with validated screening tools, early intervention of minor conditions, and the evaluation and treatment of more moderate conditions.
  • Collaboration with the school, a student’s family/ caregiver, and primary care pediatrician.
  • Translation services to ensure all families are well-informed and able to access direct communication.
  • Same-day / next-day crisis consultation and management for students who are referred by school staff.
  • Comprehensive psychiatric consultations and prescription of mental health medications if needed.

We offer four tiers of behavioral healthcare and an integrated on-site model:

Tier 1

  • Behavioral and mental health screening
  • Professional development
  • Mental health education

Tier 2: Therapy & Coaching

  • Assessment & behavioral interventions
  • Parent coaching
  • Group therapy

Tier 3: Crisis Consultation and Intervention Services

  • On-demand crisis consultations for school staff
  • On-demand crisis evaluations and referrals for identified students, with support for parents seeking higher levels of care

Tier 4

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations

We believe in a true collaboration with our partner districts and strive to support your school’s efforts. Each school is unique, therefore our program can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your students.

Now Providing On-Site Behavioral & Mental Healthcare

We are proud to announce the grand opening of an integrated care center in partnership with the Baldwin Union Free School District, one of the first districts in the nation to establish such a resource directly on campus at no cost to families. This collaborative approach to connected care is key to supporting identified students’ whole health needs while optimizing their learning experiences.

Professional development offerings

Sessions led by our team of behavioral & mental health specialists include:

  • School Avoidance, Anxiety, and Mental Health Difficulties
  • The Trauma-informed Classroom
  • Grief and Loss – How to Offer Support in School
  • Supporting Students with ADHD
  • Implementing a Crisis Consultation Service in your District
  • Resolving Conflict – Coping Skills and Strategies
  • LBGTQIA+ and How to be Inclusive
  • Understanding and Responding to Self-Injury in Children and Adolescents
  • What is Parent Coaching and it can be used to Support Students

…and more!

Interested in learning more?

Contact the PM Pediatric Care School Health Team

Phone: 516-207-7955