School-Based Services are specialized counseling and behavioral interventions delivered by staff with expertise in trauma-informed care. Counseling services are provided in the school setting and designed to address unique needs of each child and school district.
o Reduce the need for out-of-district placements
o Support students who have experienced traumatic events by using evidence based clinical interventions
o Provide support to students returning from placement
o Improved attendance and academic performance
o Improved communication between students, parents, teachers, and administrators
o Cost reduction to the school district
Specially trained therapists and behavior coaches provide therapeutic and behavioral interventions in emotional support classrooms, such as:
o Individual therapy
o Daily group therapy
o Treatment plan development
o Implementation of the positive behavior support plans
o Classroom management
o Evidence based clinical interventions
o Specialized social skill groups
o Response to mental health crisis
o Assessment and behavioral consultation
o Professional development
o Consistent communication with caregivers
o Collaboration with all outside agencies
School-Based Services interventions are rooted in principles of trauma-informed care and brain science. Program goals are to stop inappropriate behavior, assist students to learn different coping strategies, and improve students’ ability to self-regulate.
Specialized interventions utilize an evidence-based treatment framework to help students overcome trauma and transition to the least restrictive educational setting possible. The close collaboration between Laurel Life and school professionals in coordinating service delivery helps to improve fidelity of interventions.
Parents play an important role in the assessment and intervention process, and success of school-based services depends upon parent input, involvement, and support. Laurel Life appreciates the opportunity to serve you and your child, and we look forward to partnering with you in providing the necessary and most appropriate treatment interventions.
School-based services that can be provided: