Who is Served?
Children and youth are served if they attend an identified school or daycare within PATH’s designated clusters (7 and 9) and are experiencing mental and/or behavioral health problems that necessitate a higher level of care.
Why is this Service Offered?
The Behavioral Health Program helps you to resolve conflicts and overcome challenges as you build upon your strengths and make positive changes in your life.
What is the Service?
- A team approach to mental/behavioral health treatment that includes a behavior specialist consultant, mobile therapist, behavioral health technician, and/or care coordinator. Your team will be tailored to your specific concerns.
- Private meetings with a professionally credentialed therapist and/or behavior specialist (clinicians) who will listen to your concerns. Meetings will occur in the clinician’s office at school, in your home, and/or in the community.
- If your team includes a behavior specialist and/or behavioral health technician, these staff will also provide direct support in the classroom.
- Individual treatment planning with your clinician where you work together to identify areas in your life that you would like to change and develop a plan to make these changes.
- Individual Treatment Plans will usually include a consistent schedule for individual and family meetings with your treatment team.
- Optional group sessions with other students who have similar concerns as you may be offered.
- Your clinician will collaborate with school staff to support your academic progress.
- Your clinician will arrange for you to see a PATH psychiatrist, if indicated.
- A PATH psychiatrist will complete an evaluation with you and your family and may prescribe medication for you if indicated.
- Crisis de-escalation: If you experience a crisis, your clinician and other PATH staff will assist you and your family.
- If you experience conflicts in school with other students or teachers, your clinician(s) will help mediate these conflicts.
- Your clinician(s) may accompany you to appointments or meetings in the community.
- You may attend group recreational activities that are scheduled during the summer and other school breaks.
- PATH staff members also provide consultation and training for school staff to better meet the behavioral health needs of all students.
Services are also provided in your home and in the community.
You are eligible to receive services if:
- You attend the identified schools, and you have CBH coverage through Medical Assistance (MA).
- If you have any other health insurance, please call PATH to determine your eligibility.
“Thank you for listening to how I feel.”
Tina, an individual who received services at Alternative Education Programs
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