School-Linked Mental Health Services
5555 Boone Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428
Phone: 763-331-3033Send a message
People Incorporated’s School-Linked Mental Health Services program, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, provides on-site mental health services to students who would otherwise not be able to access these services in the community.
- Identification of children with mental health needs
- Diagnostic assessments
- Mental health screenings
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Consultation with parents and teachers
- Training for parents and academic staff around mental health symptoms and strategies for support
- Care coordination and collaboration with community based mental health care providers and other healthcare professionals
- Facilitation of community-based referrals when appropriate and necessary
Who we serve
We serve students attending selected schools within the following school districts:
- Robbinsdale School District 281
- Osseo Area School District 279
- Intermediate School District 287
- Anoka Hennepin School District 11
About the process
- School staff may make a referral to the therapist upon approval from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
- Parents of a child with mental health concerns may contact the on-site school-linked therapist directly or speak with the child’s teacher/counselor to make a referral to the therapist. The school-linked therapist will coordinate the referral with school staff to determine eligibility.
- Services are intended for students who have been unable to access mental health resources in the community.
- Services require a face-to-face intake meeting to complete the intake assessment and paperwork process.
Benefits of School-Linked Mental Health Services
- Increased access to therapy services and therapist due to on-site availability
- Earlier identification of mental health symptoms
- Increased ability to address and improve a child’s emotional and behavioral functioning across settings
- Ability to assist a child in making progress on treatment goals in the academic setting
- Ability to provide a comprehensive and flexible set of services to meet a child and family’s unique needs
- Reduced stigma around mental health services
- Services are outcome-focused and attempt to measure success through a child’s progress on treatment plan goals and success at home and school
- Ability to provide academic staff with increased support for and understanding of mental health needs