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School Children3Family Continuity is committed to providing an Integrated Model of Care in Massachusetts, to this end, we provide clinicians in a variety of community settings such as including behavioral health and initial psychiatric assessment in local schools. Our School-Based Behavioral Health Centers (SBBHC) originated in response to area schools' increased need for behavioral health support. The goal of the SBBHC model is to reduce the demands on schools nurses, guidance departments, and teachers while increasing the level of support children recieve througout the school day by providing clincians to work with children in the school. Additionally, we can provide psychiatric assessment and traning for administrators on how to recognize trauma and identify children at risk.

Clinicians work in partnership with medical professionals to provide a bridge between these institutions and specialty behavioral healthcare when necessary. This continuity of care provides a holistic approach to the childs experience and reduces treatment barriers.

Currently, FC is providing services to the following school districts:

Central
  • Northbridge, Uxbridge, Medway, Douglas, Mendon-Upton, Blackstone-Millville and Bellingham High Schools and Middle Schools
Northeast
  • Higgins Middle School, Peabody
  • Lawrence High School, Lawrence
Southeast
  • Barnstable Middle School

 

FC's SBBHC programs are tailored to the unique needs of each individual school. If you are interested

in learning how FC's SBBHC can work in your school contact one of our sites in your area.

 

 

SBBHC originated in response to area schools’  increased need for behavioral heath support.  Initial funding from local foundations enabled Family Continuity to develop programs in a number of districts over the past 3 years.  The goal of the SBBHC model is reduce the demands on school nurses, guidance departments, and teachers, and increase the level of support children receive throughout the school day by providing FC clinicians to work with children in the school.

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