Hayfield Community Schools Welcomes School-Linked Mental Health Services
Posted on January 26, 2015
Hayfield Community Schools staff and students are thrilled to welcome Becky Morrow and Hannah Driver from Fernbrook Family Center to the district as School-Linked Mental Health (SLMH) Services providers on our campus. Hannah is a therapist working with families and students in grades K-12 in the areas of mental health and family concerns. Becky is a mental health practioner working with students and families providing both skill-based and direct services. Both Hannah and Becky are located in the Hayfield Elementary School Office.
School-Linked Mental Health Services is a partnership with community providers to offer mental health treatment and services at the Hayfield school site. These services are available to all students in the district and are intended to be flexible to meet the needs of students and their families. Grant funds may be available to cover the costs of services.
The goal for School-Linked Mental Health Services is to reduce barriers for students in order for them to receive comprehensive mental health services. These barriers may include: transportation, financial restrictions, mistrust and/or stigma, waiting lists and intake processes, stress, and/or scheduling conflicts. Mental health services provided in a school setting have a greater potential to impact the learning environment and positively increase educational outcomes.
Services that may be provided include: intake interview; diagnostic assessment; individual, group or family psychotherapy; and individual or family skills work.
Services are covered by the individual and family health insurance company. If costs are a barrier, SLMH Services may be covered by grant funding. Families and students who are interested in accessing these services are asked to contact the school at 507-477-3235 to speak with the counselor (Kathy Connelly) or social worker (Jamie Hansen) to start the referral process.