School Based Services
School Based Services are school based coordinated services to address needs and risks faced by, to heal and strengthen, and to improve health and wellbeing of children, youth, and families through a community participatory approach. Access to school-based services is through School Coordinators, who are located at the school district or a school site. They coordinate services provided by schools, public agencies, and community-based organizations throughout Santa Clara County. Access to child psychiatry services can be facilitated if necessary.
School Linked Services Initiative
School Linked Services (SLS) provides students and families with school based coordinated services to improve health and wellbeing of families through a community participatory approach. School Linked Services (SLS) Coordinators, located at the school district or a school site, develop partnership with schools, public agencies and community-based organization in Santa Clara County to improve protective factors, e.g., family relationship, decrease risk-factors, e.g., behavioral and emotional problems, enhance service accessibility and resource linkage, and to support children’s success in school and in life.
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School Based Programs
School based programs are provided by Master’s level clinicians and primarily in the school setting, although may be accessed at clinic, home, and community agencies as necessary and needed by the clients served. Services are individualized and tailored to the needs of the youth based upon age, developmental functioning level, and history of trauma, cultural values, family environment and physical health.
Prevention and early intervention services are provided through our school-based programs. Prevention services include mental health screening, psychoeducation, SkillStreaming, parenting workshops such as Strengthening Families and Triple P and student skill building classroom presentations and groups. Early intervention includes individual and group therapy, case management, family therapy and support, and medication support.
All students within partnering school districts and their families are eligible to receive school-based services, including service linkage to community resources and family engagement programs.
For more about the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program.
Families and students may self-refer to the School Coordinators for linkage to community resources and services, as well as family engagement programs at the schools. School personnel may also refer families to the School Coordinators for services.