School Community Partnerships
Forming partnerships with community mental health providers
This Nassau BOCES service, CoSer 590.510, 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 in-district supports or access to clinic-based services.
Partnerships may include:
- Healthcare assistance
- Technical assistance
- Care 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.
- Provide comprehensive child and adolescent treatment services managing a wide range of complex behavioral and emotional difficulties
- 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
- school suspensions
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Current Nassau BOCES Partnerships
Community partnership services for school districts
Districts interested in community mental health partnerships and services may contact Audre Midura at email@example.com or (516) 832-2718.
Nasau BOCES is always seeking to widen our partnerhips. If your organiaon would like to partner with Nasau BOCES please contact us.
Professional Development/Workshops delivered to:
- Teachers and educators
- Non-teaching school staff
- School mental health and counseling staff
- Parents and families
Access to mental health and professionals including
- Social Worker
- Medical Personnel
- Substance Abuse Counselor
Care Solace offers mental health care coordiation for K-12 school districts. The $4 per pupil fee includes services for not only students but staff and family members.
Here is a list of districts that belong to a Northwell BHC
Mineola BHC: Bethpage, Carle Place, Garden City, Great Neck, Herricks, Jericho, Locust Valley, Manhasset, Mineola, Roslyn, Sewanhaka, Syosset, Uniondale.
Rockville BHC: East Rockaway, Freeport, Hewlett-Woodmere, Lawrence, Malverne, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Valley Stream CHSD, Wantagh, West Hempstead
CNG is centrally located and operates a center open to the public. CNG offers schools itinterant social workers, educator professional development, care coordinators and psychiatric evaluations for school districts. See their current rate sheet for more infomation.
LIU's clinical sychology program offers a wide variety of theraputic and assessment services provided by Psy.D. and Masters students, supervised by LIU faculty.
Cohen Children's Hospital Northwell offers school district access to a Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC) location. Currently there are two Nassau County BHC locations, Rockville Center and Mineloa. The dedicated center is designed as an alternative treatment setting for those who need urgent or same-day intervention, but do not necessarily require the services of the emergency room. The center is exclusively available for the students of our partnering districts. Northwell's goal is to evaluate your child thoroughly and efficiently to make sure they get the appropriate care.
PM Pediatric Care is a national pediatric urgent care and behavioral health service provider. PM offers universal screenings, targeted high risk screenings, mental health education workshops, brief intervention and referral services, group therapy, case managment and crisis care management.
Guidance to assist in the implementation and maintenance of a sucesful school/ community partnership
- Mental Health Partnerships 101 for School Administrators
- Education 101 for Mental Health Community Partners
- National Association of School Psychologists Nine Elements for a Successful School/Community Partnership
- The Cener for Health and Health Care in Schools- George Washington University Public Health- Advancing School-Connected Strategies or Children's Health and School Success
- School Based Health Centers - research and materials
- School Based Dental Health - research and briefs