Behavioral Health Response (BHR)
- Emotional Regulation Presentations (kdg-12th gr) ~ BHR provides Emotional Regulation presentations to help students identify the signs their bodies give to indicate they are feeling overwhelmed, so they are able to self-correct. Discussion occurs around the development of healthy and effective coping skills. Examples of skills students can use at home and school are given. A self-care plan is provided to all students with BHR contact information included.
- Signs of Suicide (SOS) ® (5th-9th gr) ~ An evidence-based universal suicide prevention program that teaches participants the signs of depression, signs suicide, and the importance of telling a Trusted Adult when they notice those warning signs in themselves or someone they know. Training sessions are available for youth starting in 5th grade through college as well as parents, teachers, and community members. Through the screening and self-referral process in student trainings, SOS gives students an immediate, tangible action to seek help. Schools are able to identify students that may otherwise have fallen through the cracks and connect them with resources as early as possible.
- Social-Emotional Mentoring (kdg-12th gr) ~ The program uses the evidenced-based Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies to improve the social and emotional wellbeing in students Kindergarten through 12th grade. Participants in the program are matched with a CHADS Social Emotional Mentor and meet weekly one on one for 30-minute sessions structured on the five social emotional learning skills: Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Social-Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Research has shown that students who develop skills in these areas also experience improvement in grades, behavior, peer relationships and an overall sense of well-being.
- Family Support Counseling (kdg-12th gr) ~ This program provides targeted, short-term counseling support to children and adolescents (ages 25 and under) who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and/or suicidal ideation. CHADS licensed and provisionally-licensed counselors and social workers utilize evidence-based Brief Solution-Focused Therapy interventions to help their clients set goals, develop coping skills, and find hope for the future. CHADS clinicians are thoroughly trained and uniquely qualified to address thoughts of suicide. Clients typically meet with their therapist weekly for 6-8 sessions actively moving toward their goals set during the first session.
Compass Health Inc.
- Pinocchio Program (kdg-3rd gr) ~ This program is an early identification/early intervention program designed to serve children in kindergarten through third-grade identified as having emerging, mild to moderate behavioral problems, school adjustment issues, or emotionally-based social problems. The program helps children identify their emotions, supports children in finding their voice, and promotes the development of an improved self-concept.
- Therapeutic Services (kdg-12th gr) ~ The School-Based Mental Health Program provides individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy to students who either have a mental health diagnosis or present with symptoms that may lead to a mental health diagnosis.
- Great Circle Prevention Program (kdg-12th gr) ~ The School-Based Prevention Program provides behavior intervention services to students who have been identified as having behavior concerns in the classroom. Services provided focus on character improvement, academic success, and emotional regulation.
Partner agencies a are funded by St. Louis Children's Service Fund.