School Community Partnerships

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  • This NEW Nassau BOCES service allows school districts to partner with a variety of community resources to offer mental & behavioral health and overall wellness services and supports to the school community.

  • Partnerships may include:

    • Healthcare assistance
    • Technical assistance
    • Up-to-date information and referral services and coordination
    • Direct service provisions to children’s families
    • Expedited access to partnering health care institutions
    • Provision of resources for students and families
    • Co-located or school-linked academic, health, mental health counseling and other services provided to students and their families in a manner that will lead to improved educational and other outcomes.
    • Provide comprehensive child and adolescent treatment services to children and families managing a wide range of complex behavioral and emotional difficulties.

     

  • Including but not limited to:

    • Treatment for eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Avoidant and Restrictive food intake
    • Behavioral Health Crisis
    • Behavioral or Emotional Illness
    • Alternative Coping Skills/Stress Management/Conflict Resolution
    • Reentry into the school/family community including
      • incarceration
      • hospitalization
      • rehabilitation
      • school suspensions
    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
    • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Professional Development/Workshops delivered to:

    • Teachers and educators
    • Non-teaching school staff
    • School mental health and counseling staff
    • Parents and families
    • Communities

    Access to mental health and professionals including

    • Psychiatrist
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker
    • Medical Personnel
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Nutritionist
  • Guidance on implementing and maintaining a successful school community partnership