School-Based Mental Health Services

School Based

Mental health services to strengthen students and their families through prevention and intervention within a school setting.

Day Treatment Services

An intensive on-site program designed to strengthen individual and family functioning.

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How do school-based mental health services benefit your student and your family?

School-based mental health services are designed to provide support and benefits to your student and your family. We understand that addressing mental health concerns at an early stage is crucial for your child's well-being and academic success. By offering prevention and early intervention within the school setting, we can promptly identify and address any mental health issues your child may be experiencing. Through our collaborative approach, we actively involve you, as the parent, in the process. This helps create a supportive environment at home where you can better understand and assist your child's mental health needs. Together, we strengthen the overall support system for your student.

What is the role of a mental health professional in school-based services? How can they help your child?

Our dedicated mental health professionals play a crucial role in school-based services. They are here to support your child's mental health needs. Our professionals conduct diagnostic assessments with eligible students, carefully evaluating their mental health conditions and determining the most appropriate interventions. We then work closely with you and your child to establish personalized treatment goals, taking into account the valuable input from school professionals who interact with your child on a daily basis. Throughout the process, our mental health professionals provide individual, family, and group skills training, as well as psychotherapy. They aim to reduce symptoms of mental health conditions and help your child develop effective coping strategies. We monitor progress closely and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed, ensuring the best possible support for your child.

What types of services can your child receive in our school-based mental health programs?

Our school-based mental health programs are designed to cater to the unique needs of your child. We offer a range of services to support their mental health and well-being. Individual therapy sessions provide a safe and confidential space for your child to work one-on-one with our mental health professionals. Through these sessions, we address specific mental health concerns and help your child develop valuable coping strategies. Additionally, we offer family therapy, where we focus on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and enhancing your family's ability to support your child's mental health. Group skills training is another valuable component, where your child can participate in group sessions with peers. These sessions focus on developing skills such as emotion regulation, stress management, and social interaction. Our aim is to improve your child's functioning not only within the school environment but also at home and in the wider community.

How do school professionals collaborate with our mental health practitioners in school-based services?

Collaboration between our school professionals and mental health practitioners is at the core of our school-based services. We understand the importance of working together to support your child's mental health. Our school professionals, including teachers, counselors, and administrators, provide valuable insights into your child's academic and social functioning within the school environment. They share observations, assessments, and feedback with our mental health practitioners, enabling us to formulate effective treatment goals and strategies. This collaborative approach ensures that we have a comprehensive understanding of your child's needs. By regularly communicating and jointly planning, we create a cohesive support system for your child, providing them with the best possible care and assistance.

Are there eligibility criteria for your child to access school-based mental health services?

Yes, there are typically eligibility criteria for students to access our school-based mental health services. These criteria may vary depending on the specific program or jurisdiction. We evaluate eligibility based on factors such as the presence of a mental health condition or symptoms that significantly impact your child's functioning at school or home. Our mental health professionals conduct diagnostic assessments to determine eligibility and develop appropriate treatment plans. It's important to note that even if your child does not meet the eligibility criteria for ongoing services, we still provide support. We offer general mental health promotion and prevention programs that are available to all students within the school. Our goal is to ensure that every child receives the support they need to thrive academically and emotionally.

For more information about the services offered by North Homes Children and Family Services email us at or call one of our locations:

Bemidji Area: 218-751-0282

Grand Rapids Area: 218-327-3000

Duluth Area: 218-733-3000