Educationally-Related Mental Health Services are mental health services that are provided to special education children in schools. These children have Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.) stating that the child needs mental health services in order to learn and benefit from their education setting.
The child’s school and his/her parents determine if the child needs to be assessed for mental health treatment. Once this has been determined an Individual Education Plan is written. The schools hire their own staff or Nevada County Behavioral Health staff to provide treatment to these children. Treatment may include:
Counseling may focus on a variety of areas such as education, career, and personal; or be with parents or staff members regarding learning problems or guidance programs for students. Individual counseling supplements the regular guidance and counseling program provided by the schools.
Counseling in a group setting, provided by a qualified individual pursuant to an IEP. Group counseling typically includes social skills development, but may focus on other aspects, such as educational, career, and personal; or be with parents or staff members addressing learning problems or guidance programs for students.