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Did you know:

  •  According to the Surgeon General, in the course of a year approximately 20% of children and adolescents in the U.S. experience signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • The dropout rate for students with severe emotional and behavioral needs is approximately twice that of other students (Lehr et al., 2004)
  • The U.S. Surgeon General, considers schools to be a major setting for the potential recognition of mental disorders in children and adolescents
  • Students are substantially more likely to seek help when school-based mental health services are available (Slade, 2002)


  • Students who receive social-emotional support and prevention services achieve better academically in school (Greenberg et al., 2003; Welsh et al., 2001; Zins et al., 2004)
  • A recent major study revealed that higher levels of school bonding and better social, emotional, and decision-making skills predict higher standardized test scores and grades (Fleming et al., 2005)
  • Expanded school mental health services in elementary schools have been found to reduce special education referrals, improve aspects of the school climate (Bruns et al., 2004), and produce declines in disciplinary referrals, suspension, grade retention, and special education referrals and placement among at-risk students (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000)


What can administrators do?

  • Partnership with Intertwined, LLC to bring affordable and accessible psychological services to the school community; create a space at your school
  • Open the school doors to empowering educational workshops that are trauma sensitive and teach students skills about thoughts and emotions
  • Encourage parents and students to seek help from a licensed mental health professional when experiencing emotional distress and/or sensitive life situations
  • Consult with licensed mental healthcare professionals and provide educational mental health workshops for teaching staff and parents.


  •  Mental health training for teaching and administrative staff
  • Create affordable access to therapy services for students and their families
  • Train staff to identify issues requiring a mental health professional referral
  • Assistance with developing and implementing a crisis response plan
  • Services from licensed, clinically trained professionals
  • Support groups for students dealing with sensitive issues
  • Skills building groups tailored to meet student/school needs
  • On site therapy for students and their families
  • Parent support group
  • Clinical consultation on critical issues such as:
    • Chronic and disruptive classroom behaviors
    • Mental Health Disorders
    • Sexually acting out behavior
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Trauma