Through a collaborative partnership, Counseling Associates | Arisa Health provides confidential school based behavioral health services for approximately 1000 students that attend Arkansas Public Schools. Evidenced Based Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including Clinical Therapists, Psychiatrists, and Qualified Behavioral Health Providers. Our School-Based Behavioral Health Services are designed to help children whose behavioral, emotional, and social problems are affecting their academic performance. Counseling Associates provides school based behavioral health services in all of the counties we serve. These include Johnson, Pope, Yell, Conway, Perry, Faulkner, Cleburne, Van Buren, Searcy and Stone Counties.
Payment sources include ARKIDS, Medicaid, most private pay insurances, and a sliding fee scale is offered for the uninsured to cover most mental health services.
“Helping kids of all ages live their best life….”
SCHOOL COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION
A range of activities and services, including school-wide behavioral health promotion, prevention, early intervention and treatment services are provided for youth, parents and school staff.
Behavioral Health staff develops and maintains relationships as well as participates in training and meetings with educators and school-employed Behavioral Health staff. Community Outreach activities include in-service trainings for school staff when requested. Some of the training topics available include:
- Attention/Concentration/Hyperactivity Problems
- Bullying Depression/Sadness/Suicide
- Compassion Fatigue/Self-Care for school professionals
- Coping with Community Disasters
- De-Escalation Techniques
- Disordered Eating
- Oppositional or conduct problems/Anger management
- Environmental Stressors (housing, food, parental employment, access to health care, etc.)
- First Episode Psychosis (hallucinations, delusions)
- Relationship issues/Conflict (family, peers, teachers)
- Recognizing signs of distress in children and teens
- Sexuality/Gender Issues
- Social and emotional skills/Problem solving/Character development/Self-esteem
- Substance use (alcohol, tobacco, drugs)
- Transitions (new school, moving, separation/ divorce)
- Trauma/PTSD/Abuse/Neglect/Exposure to violence
EMERGENCY TRAINING AND RESPONSE
Behavioral health staff are trained to effectively implement evidence-based prevention and intervention in schools with strengths-based and developmentally and culturally competent services. We have clear protocols and supervision for handling students’ severe problems and crises (suicidal ideation, psychosis, abuse/neglect, and mental health emergencies). A behavioral health emergency is a potentially life threatening situation in which an individual is imminently threatening harm to self or others, severely disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a severe inability to function, or is otherwise distraught and out of control.
Examples of a l Health Emergency may include:
Suicidal thoughts, plans or threats
Homicidal thoughts, plan or threats
Self-injury needing immediate medical attention
Exhibiting acute onset of psychosis or exhibiting severe thought disorganization.
Highly erratic or unusual behavior that indicates very unpredictable behavior and/or an inability to care for themselves.
Action Plan protocol may include:
The school based therapist completing an onsite crisis screening evaluation with the student and parent.
The student and parent coming to a CA clinic or local ER for a crisis screening evaluation.
The school staff calling 911 if unable to safely transport or the person is out of control or is severely impaired by drugs or alcohol.
The school staff calling the CA Crisis line at 1-800-844-2066 which has emergency screeners available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Conway Morrilton Russellville Clarksville
350 Salem Road, Suite 1 8 Hospital Drive 110 Skyline Drive 1021 Poplar Street
Conway, AR 72034 Morrilton, AR 72110 Russellville, AR 72801 Clarksville, AR 72830
501.336.8300 501.354.1561 479.968.1298 479.754.8610
Clinton Marshall Heber Springs Mountain View
2526 Highway 65 South 405 E Main Street 115 South 3rd Street 106 Mountain Place Drive
Clinton, AR 72031 Marshall, AR 73650 Heber Springs, AR 72543 Mountain View, AR 72560
501.745.8007 870.448.2176 501.206.0831 870.269.4193
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