Where do services take place?
The mental health services agreed to between the parent and the mental health professional take place in an office or classroom within the school building. The mental health professional schedules these rooms with the district.
What is the benefit of SBMH?
One of the biggest barriers to children and adolescents receiving mental health services is access to the agency that provides those services. It is often difficult for parents to leave work to drive their child to an appointment, wait during the appointment and drive the student back to school after the appointment. Parents miss too much work and students miss too much school. Allowing these services to take place at school helps everyone.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
555 W. Broadway, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau
244 North Lake St., Forest Lake, MN 55025
Therapeutic Services Agency
What about confidentiality?
The district and mental health professionals follow strict guidelines related to sharing private student data. Discussions between the mental health professional and the student or the mental health professional and the parent are completely confidential and not shared with any school personnel unless the parent gives permission for that information to be shared.
How can I get my child services?
The names of professionals and/or agencies with whom the district has an agreement are listed below. Parents can contact these professionals directly and privately or, if a parent wants assistance to make the connection, a school counselor or dean can help.
The mental health agency bills the family's insurance or makes other payment arrangements with the family, in the same manner, they would if the student came to their mental health facility.
Anoka County Children's Mental Health Svcs 763.712.2703
Anoka County Financial Assistance 763.717.7730
Chisago County Human Services 651.213.5600
Washington County Children's Mental Health 651.430.6457