School-based Services places therapists and case managers in area schools to provide quality mental health services to youth.
This creates a partnership between the school district and CrossWinds to identify and address the needs of children who have emotional and behavioral challenges. School-based programs provide counseling, crisis intervention, and psychosocial groups, as well as promoting collaboration with parents and educators for the success of the child. Psychosocial groups are rehabilitative, therapeutic treatment groups for youth that focus on the acquisition and utilization of appropriate social skills, coping skills, leisure time skills, behaviors, and attitude.
In order to receive services, the youth must be a client of CrossWinds.
School-based programs will serve any child in the seven counties we serve as long as they are clients of CrossWinds. Psychosocial groups are designed for children and adolescents who are identified as severely emotionally disturbed (SED). The typical population is between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age.