Horizon’s team of School Based clinicians are available to provide outpatient therapy and case management services in contracted schools.
Services provided are evidence- based and focus on assisting the student in meeting their mental health needs while remaining in their academic setting.
Therapists and case managers work closely with parents, teachers and other school personnel to meet the needs of the student and provide ongoing support during the school day.
Horizon's School Based Therapy program was developed for children and teens who have difficulty managing their emotions and behaviors which may or may not impact their learning. Children and adolescents are often referred by their teacher, principal, or guidance counselor and have the option of receiving weekly therapy during the school day. The benefit is fewer days missed from school due to regularly scheduled appointments which reduces loss of instruction time. The additional benefit is that the student’s therapist is accessible during the school day to provide support, therapy, and possible crisis services while maintaining the student in their regular learning environment.
Horizon’s School Based Case Management program provides complete wrap- around services to students in the school to support them in all settings. Case managers assist students and their families in securing needed services, monitoring for needs, and most importantly being a support to the student in school. Case managers are the “go to” person when a student needs more assistance during the day. Case managers also work very closely with school personnel to make the learning environment optimal for the student. The relationship between the case manager and school personnel is vital to students’ success. Should a youth’s need exceed the capacity of Outpatient and Case Management the student may be referred to Multisystemic Therapy, Ambulatory Crisis Stabilization, or Emergency Services.
Criteria for Admission: In order to qualify for this program your child must first be assessed for functioning, needs and have a mental health diagnosis. Many students are referred for services due to anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, or difficulty getting along with others in school. At the time of assessment the needs of the youth are considered and should the youth need more intensive services than Outpatient and Case Management they will be enrolled in those services as appropriate.