Mental health is directly related to children's learning and development. It encompasses or intersects with interpersonal relationships, social-emotional skills, behavior, learning, academic motivation, mental illness, crisis prevention and response, school safety and substance abuse. Each of these issues affects not only the success and well being of the individual, but also the school climate and overall outcomes for all students.
The Mental Health Services of the MAPS Program serve private, public and parochial schools. Our school based mental health services provide a broad spectrum of assessment, prevention, intervention, counseling, consultation and referral activities and services. These services are essential to a schools ability to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, address classroom behavior and discipline, promote students' academic success, prevent and respond to crisis, support student social-emotional needs, identify and respond to a serious mental health problem, and support and partner with at-risk families. Ideally, our services partner with community-based providers so that students receive the support they need in a seamless, coordinated, and comprehensive system of care.
Interested in more information?
Jennifer Ely, Program Director, M.S.