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School Based Therapy
164 High Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Mailing Address: ATTENTION:
Clinical and Support Options Administrative O
PO Box 1365
Greenfield, MA 01302 1365
Telephone Numbers and Contact information
Phone #:(413) 774-5411 Emergency Services
Phone #:(800) 562-0112 Emergency Services - Toll Free
Phone #:(413) 774-1000 Outpatient and Urgent Care
Phone #:(800) 362-5788 Outpatient and Urgent Care Toll Free
Phone #:(413) 774-1000 Main Phone
Fax Number:(413) 772-1197
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The School Based Therapy Program, established in 1996 serves as a model for linking public school systems with community mental health services. This unique collaboration between the school and the mental health center forms the foundation for providing a range of services to children and families who are seeking assistance with difficulties in their lives. The Families We Serve We work with elementary, middle, and high school-aged children whose struggles with life's challenges impair their relationships, schoolwork, self-esteem, and general well being. These life challenges might include: Divorce Loss of Loved One Mental Illness Neglect Familial Mental Illness Familial Substance Abuse Domestic Violence Abuse Learning Disabilities Peer Relationships Problems Noted in the Past * School personnel have felt frustrated with the lack of or limited contact between outpatient therapists and the schools. * Many school counselors have not been able to go to the homes and families of children who are in need of services. * The mental health system and the schools are two distinct systems with different ways of thinking. Understanding one another can be difficult without dialogue between them. Historically this dialogue has been limited. * Families have felt alienated, for various reasons from the school system. * Managed care constraints have made it difficult for outpatient therapists to have the time necessary to do the collateral work that is important in working with children. This work includes consulting with school personnel, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, Department of Social Services, courts, etc. Why a School Based Therapy Program? * Increased communication between schools, families and the community. * Creates cost savings to schools and mental health clinic. * Function as an adjunct to the school counseling staff. * Provides links to additional mental health resources. * Provides links to community resources. * Enhances total quality of care. * Clinicians are able to spend more time with families than possible in most mental health programs. * Clinicians foster a cooperative team approach, which supports children's growth and development. Our Services * Massachusetts licensed Masters' level clinicians * Our clinicians specialize in working with children and their families. * Clinicians who are based in the schools. * Outreach to families. We go to the family's home. * Access to community mental health center, including psychiatric services. * Adjunct service to already existing counseling services in the school.
This information was last updated on 06/06/2003
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