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Special Education: Mental Health Related Services (MHRS) on IEP's

Janelle Chiu, Supervising Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-573-2227 Email: jchiu1@sandi.net

Mercedes Robles, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician (MHRS)
Ph: 858-573-2227 x 2234 Email: mrobles@sandi.net

Description: Provide mental health assessment and treatment services; services provided pursuant to an IEP.

Target Population: Students with special education services (IEP's) exhibiting social/emotional/behavioral symptoms that adversely impact educational benefit over a significant period of time.

Referral: School site IEP teams consult with designated school site clinician; next steps collaboratively determined and may include obtaining an assessment plan signed by parent/guardian. For procedures proceed to SDUSD website, click on staff portal, departments, mental health resource center and MHRS. List of schools and designated clinicians available on site as well.

Services: MHRS Psychosocial Assessment by a qualified mental health clinician; assessment recommendations include school based mental health services, school based behavior intervention services, intensive mental health services or residential services.

School based mental health services are provided by itinerant SDUSD Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT) staff members. MHIT personnel are assigned to each school site and include clinicians (IMF/MST, ASW/LCSW, and Clinical Psychologists) and rehabilitation specialists. Services may include individual and/or family counseling by a clinician; group counseling by a clinician and/or a rehabilitation specialist and classroom focused behavior-intervention. Adjunct services include consultation/collaboration with IEP team members and parents, case management and crisis management. Therapeutic services may include but are not limited to the following treatment modalities, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Experiential Psychotherapy.

Funding: Special Education

College Avenue Compact: Price Philanthropies Grant

Lauren Hennessy, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 619-344-4239 Email: lhennessy@sandi.net

Description: School-based mental health outpatient program; target schools include those within the City Heights Collaborative boundaries.

Target Population: Students demonstrating mental health related symptoms & attend Monroe Clark Middle School, Wilson Middle School, Rosa Parks Elementary School or Hoover High School.

Referral: Any staff person at the four schools, parents, or community agencies.

Services: School-based outpatient mental health services including individual, family, and group therapy, staff consultation for students with mental health issues, intensive case management services with referrals to community agencies, and crisis intervention.

Funded By: Price Philanthropies Grant awarded to SDUSD-MHRC.

SDUSD Outpatient Program (SDOP)

Adriana Loo, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-573-2227 x 8280 Email: aloo@sandi.net

Description: Mental health outpatient services for youth who meet eligibility criteria, have Medi-Cal insurance and attend target schools.

Target Population: Students insured by Medi-Cal, demonstrating mental health related symptoms. Students attending CPMA, Pacific View Academy, Lincoln, Mann, Henry, Wilson, Washington and SCPA.

Referral: School personnel and parents may refer to the program; students may self-refer however need parental consent before treatment is initiated.

Services: Individual and family therapy provided on designated school sites.

Funded By: San Diego County HHSA-Behavioral Health Services contract; contract awarded to SDUSD-MHRC.

ALBA Outpatient Program

Adriana Loo, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-573-2227 x 8280 Email: aloo@sandi.net

Description: Mental health outpatient services for SDUSD students.

Target population: Students attending ALBA Community Day School who are demonstrating mental health related symptoms & behaviors.

Referral: ALBA School staff, parents, or self-refer (consent obtained before treatment).

Services: Provide outpatient services to include individual, family and group therapy; case management, screening and assessment.

Funded By: General Education

Marcy High School: Marcy Day School Services Program

Lesley Johnson, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-283-8941 Email: ljohnson8@sandi.net

Description: Intensive mental health services provided at a separate school site; services provided pursuant to an IEP. Mental health services are integrated throughout the school day within a blended therapeutic and educational environment; scheduled therapy services provided by qualified mental health clinicians and behavior intervention provided by qualified rehabilitation specialists.

Target Population: The program serves Marcy School students eligible special education services. Students exhibiting pervasive social, emotional or behavioral characteristics/symptoms that adversely impact educational benefit over a significant period of time.

Referral: School site IEP teams. Mental health assessment referrals are sent to MHRS Program email, 5419A-MHRS@sandi.net by School Psychologists. For procedures proceed to SDUSD website, click on staff portal, departments, mental health resource center and MHRS; a list of clinicians assigned to designated school will also be posted on this site.

Services: Intensive mental health services include individual, family and group therapy; implementing behavior interventions utilizing school wide behavior management systems, recreation and social work services. Adjunct services include consultation/collaboration with IEP team members and parents, case management and crisis intervention. Therapeutic services may include but are not limited to the following treatment modalities, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Experiential Psychotherapy. District Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Case Workers and Rehab Specialists are assigned full time at New Dawn allowing students increased access to mental health support. Eligible students insured by Medi-Cal may access psychiatry services.

Funded By: There are two funding streams, SDUSD Special Education and County of San Diego HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Contract. County contract awarded to SDUSD-MHRC

New Dawn High School: New Dawn Day School Services Program

Janice Lapointe, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-496-1655 Email: jlapointe@sandi.net

Description: Intensive mental health services provided at a separate school site; services provided pursuant to an IEP. Mental health services are integrated throughout the school day within a blended therapeutic and educational environment; scheduled therapy services provided by qualified mental health clinicians and behavior intervention provided by qualified rehabilitation specialists.

Target Population: The program serves New Dawn School students eligible for special education services. Students exhibiting pervasive social, emotional and/or behavioral characteristics/symptoms that adversely impact educational benefit over a significant period of time.

Referral: School site IEP teams. Mental health assessment referrals are sent to MHRS Program email, 5419A-MHRS@sandi.net by School Psychologists. For procedures proceed to SDUSD website, click on staff portal, departments, mental health resource center and MHRS; a list of clinicians assigned to designated school will also be posted on this site.

Services: Intensive mental health services include individual, family and group therapy; implementing behavior interventions utilizing school wide behavior management systems, recreation and social work services. Adjunct services include consultation/collaboration with IEP team members and parents, case management and crisis intervention. Therapeutic services may include but are not limited to the following treatment modalities, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Experiential Psychotherapy. District Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Case Workers and Rehab Specialists are assigned full time at New Dawn allowing students increased access to mental health support. Eligible students insured by Medi-Cal may access psychiatry services.
Funded By: There are two funding streams, SDUSD Special Education and County of San Diego HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Contract. Contract awarded to SDUSD-MHRC.

Riley School: Riley Day School Services Program

Laura Dewan, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-496-8205 Email: ldewan@sandi.net

Marie Saragosa, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Ph: 858-496-8205 Email: msaragosa@sandi.net

Description: Mental health outpatient services provided to students enrolled at Riley School; services provided pursuant to an IEP.

Target Population: The program serves Riley School students eligible for special education services. Students exhibiting pervasive social, emotional and/or behavioral characteristics/symptoms that adversely impact educational benefit over a significant period of time.

Referral: School site IEP teams. Mental health assessment referrals are sent to MHRS Program email, 5419A-MHRS@sandi.net by School Psychologists. For procedures proceed to SDUSD website, click on staff portal, departments, mental health resource center and MHRS; a list of clinicians assigned to designated school will also be posted on this site.

Services: Services may include individual, parent and group counseling as well as classroom focused behavior-intervention. Adjunct services include consultation/collaboration with IEP team members and parents, case management and crisis intervention. Therapeutic services may include but are not limited to the following treatment modalities, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Experiential Psychotherapy. District Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Case Workers, and Rehabilitation Specialists are assigned full time at Riley School allowing students increased access to mental health support. Eligible students insured by Medi-Cal may access psychiatry services.

Funded By: There are two funding streams, SDUSD Special Education and County of San Diego HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Contract. Contract awarded to SDUSD-MHRC.

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) - Incredible Years Program
Central & North Central School Region

Agueda Takeuchi, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Central and North Central Region
Email: atakeuchi@sandi.net

Description: The program provides evidenced based prevention and intervention services at school sites, within classroom and small group settings, parent training groups, and consultations. A Family Community Partnership component will be offered in conjunction with the curriculum to foster prevention, community education and outreach to the families to promote understanding and awareness.

Target Population: Children attending designated SDUSD elementary school (preschool through 3rd grade) who do not meet the threshold criteria for mental health treatment services. There are 33 identified SDUSD schools that will be served over a 5 year period, for a list of schools contact the listed Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician.

Referral: Parent, teacher, district counselor or staff at the designated school sites.

Services: Screening, early identification and intervention for students attending Preschool through 3rd grade. The evidenced based curricula titled Incredible Years will be offered within classroom and small children's groups, culturally appropriate parent training groups and teacher consultations at designated elementary school sites; referrals and linkages to community providers; consultation with school personnel. Services offered by a district personnel, consisting of Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Case Workers, Rehabilitation Specialists and Promotoras (community assistants).

Funded By: County of San Diego HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Contract - County contract awarded to SDUSD MHRC

Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)- Incredible Years Program
Central Southeast School Region

Jessica Luckey, Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Central Southeast Region
Ph: 619-362-4330Email: jluckey2@sandi.net

Description: The program provides evidenced based prevention and intervention services at school sites, within classroom and small group settings, parent training groups, and consultations. A Family Community Partnership component will be offered in conjunction with the curriculum to foster prevention, community education and outreach to the families to promote understanding and awareness.

Target Population: Children attending designated SDUSD elementary school (preschool through 3rd grade) who do not meet the threshold criteria for mental health treatment services. There are 34 identified SDUSD schools that will be served over a 5 year period, for a list of schools contact the listed Lead Licensed Mental Health Clinician.

Referral: Parent, teacher, district counselor or staff at the designated school sites.

Services: Screening, early identification and intervention for students attending Preschool through 3rd grade. The evidenced based curricula titled Incredible Years will be offered within classroom and small children's groups, culturally appropriate parent training groups and teacher consultations at designated elementary school sites; referrals and linkages to community providers; consultation with District staff. Services offered by a district personnel consisting of Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Case Workers, Rehabilitation Specialists and Promotoras (community assistants).

Funded By: County of San Diego HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Contract - County contract awarded to SDUSD MHRC