“Fear, depression, social anxiety and other mental health issues can make it difficult for children to feel comfortable going to school.” (www.rwjf.org)
Tough times can make it difficult to make friends, concentrate on schoolwork or make it through the day without having to “pull your card” (or other classroom disciplinary measure).
Children and Teens who struggle at school may be absent more often and/or prone to suspensions, leading to academic struggles and/or SARB action.
School-Based Family Counseling (SBFC) is a type of counseling that focuses on collaboration between the student, school and family to promote academic success. Often these positive gains spill over into other areas of life, as well.
Some schools allow for on-site counseling services, while others allow the counselor to take the child off-site for appointments with parent permission.
FCCS Counselors can collaborate with daycare or school staff in creating a plan of action that offers individualized support for each child’s success.
We provide: - strengths-based - trauma-informed - culturally sensitive - social - emotional, and - behavioral interventions that help children overcome barriers to success.
If your child is...
- struggling in school due to social / emotional / behavior related issues - has been deemed eligible for Educationally Related Mental Health (ERMHS) via his/her IEP
- if you need a social / emotional/ behavioral assessment to assist with obtaining an IEP for your child,
please call for a consultation.
Know Your Rights - In California, you have the right to choose your mental health provider. Check here for details.
- Schools must provide ERMHS when indicated. Check here for details.
- The Butte County Office of Education. Child Welfare and Attendance information here.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.