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School Based Mental Health

The ANDRUS School-Based Mental Health Program has grown to six public schools. The S.E.E.D. Program (Social and Emotional Enrichment and Development) provides screenings to all referred children; assess the need for mental health treatment and appropriateness for services if indicated. Once admitted to treatment with the program, clinicians will work with caregivers and children to develop appropriate treatment plans to address mental health concerns. Ongoing services that will be provided include individual therapy for the child, regular contact and collateral sessions with caregiver to address any concerns at home, family therapy sessions, and consultation with teachers and school staff to support intervention for any classroom issues. These services are provided in the school during the school day, but the opportunity exists to continue treatment in the clinic (including psychiatric services or a group modality). We presently serve the student population at The Enrico Fermi School, Museum 25, Thomas Cornell Academy and Vive Academy in Yonkers, and the Hillcrest Elementary and Peekskill Middle School, both located in the Peekskill area.