Day Treatment Services for Student Success
Connections for Kids provides day treatment services to students in schools. These services are provided by our team of clinical and behavioral health professionals in accordance with state and federal regulatory standards.
Our vision is to collaborate with school districts to create shared behavioral health services and clinical services to give additional support to students so that they may have a better chance at succeeding in school.
The school district is responsible for identifying and qualifying students to receive services through the IEP process. While CFK will cooperate in this effort and conduct required clinical assessments, eligibility is based on clear special education standards and specific criteria for medical necessity for this level of treatment. The school district’s responsibility includes appropriate completion of IEP requirements, and following through with all academic requirements.
Social work and behavioral health services are integrated throughout all aspects of the program and are driven by individual treatment plans (ITPs). All CFK staff are either licensed clinicians or certified behavioral health professionals (BHPs). Goal setting and treatment planning are a collaborative process, involving the student, the school and their family.
Each student, depending on clinical and behavioral need, is paired with a BHP, who supports students with their behavioral needs, helps with crisis interventions, de-escalation, coordinated care, balancing of the students needs, or other events that may arise.
For more information:
Jody Brinser, LCSW, School Based Director
207-854-1030 X. 1010