Welcome To Connellsville School Based Mental Health Services
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About School Based Therapy
If you would be interested in school-based therapy here at Connellsville, please see your guidance counselor and request to see the Mental Health Resource Specialist or on-site therapist at your school.
Melissa Kleiner, Director of School Based Services : (724)-437-0729
Introduction to Strong Minds: Strong Schools Program
The Strong Minds: Strong Schools initiative, presented by Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, Inc., is a comprehensive school-based mental health program. This initiative offers a broad spectrum of therapy services directly within the school environment, conveniently integrated into the student’s daily schedule. Our goal is to address and manage various behavioral health challenges that students may encounter.
Service Delivery and Confidentiality
Students are referred to a qualified school-based therapist, who provides individualized therapy sessions during school hours. These sessions focus on a range of identified behavioral health issues. We adhere strictly to the confidentiality standards equivalent to those of traditional outpatient therapy, ensuring a secure and private therapeutic environment within the school setting.
Referrals to the Strong Minds: Strong Schools program can be initiated by various sources, including school staff, Student Assistance Program (SAP) teams, the students themselves, other programs within Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, Inc., or family members.
Targeted Treatment Areas
Our program specifically addresses the following areas:
– Problematic or Disruptive Classroom Behaviors
– Challenges in Peer Interaction
– Social Media Awareness and its Impact
– Anger Management Techniques
– Adaptation to School Routines and Rules
– Building Self-Esteem
– Family Relationship Dynamics
– Coping with Grief and Loss
– Management of Depression and Anxiety
– Strategies for Attention Deficit Disorders
The Strong Minds: Strong Schools program is committed to:
– Enhancing service accessibility within the community.
– Fostering safer and more nurturing school environments.
– Promoting healthier attitudes among students.
– Developing resilience and lifelong coping skills.
– Encouraging positive interactions with peers and family.
– Cultivating pro-social and adaptive strategies for academic, social, and behavioral success.
– Building confidence and self-efficacy in students.
Through this program, we aim to support the holistic well-being of students, contributing to their overall personal and academic development.