Public School District Partnerships

Children’s Health Council has a long history of partnering with school districts to provide services to students. In partnering with school districts, our goal is to maintain federal guidelines related to FAPE and LRE by supporting children with services in their current school setting.

Onsite Therapeutic and Behavioral Services available for contracting include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication monitoring
  • Qualifying and exit assessments
  • Onsite behavior support:
    • Trained 1:1 aides
    • Classroom support
  • Functional analysis assessment and behavior intervention plan development and monitoring
  • Home behavior support with outcome goals and defined timelines
  • Case management

Purpose:

  • Equip students with pro-social coping strategies to increase their opportunity for receiving educational benefits in current setting
  • Improve parent participation with students at risk for requiring more intensive services
  • Provide supervised and integrated school-based therapeutic and behavioral services to make a measurable difference in a student’s ability to derive educational benefits

Direct Benefits:

  • Client treatment planning, professionalism and licensure oversight, progress monitoring, assurance of evidence-based service delivery, outcomes measurement, payroll and related HR all handled by Children’s Health Council
  • Children’s Health Council clinicians become part of district onsite IEP team, available to check-in for consistent student monitoring, assist in crisis management with individual clients, engage parents from a non-authoritarian perspective and provide access to Children’s Health Council’s services and expertise
  • Can be placed on 1–2 school sites to enable daily presence and rapid accessibility in crises. Such presence builds trust relationship crucial to executing effective therapeutic interventions.

Next Steps:  The Three D’s

Children’s Health Council professionals can help with these steps:

  1. Defining your school-based therapeutic and behavioral service needs
  2. Determining if there is a “fit”
  3. Developing a comprehensive proposal with service delivery options for your consideration

For more information, contact Assistant Clinical Services Director, Ramsey Khasho, PsyD: rkhasho@chconline.org.