Serving the Entire School Community

CASSY provides comprehensive mental health services to all of our partner schools. This includes counseling and proactive mental health education for students (including Special Education students), consultation and training for staff, and outreach to parents and the broader community. We specifically provide the following services at no cost to students, staff and parents:

 

Students

  • Ongoing Counseling
    CASSY provides individual, family and group counseling sessions on-campus during school hours. Group topics include Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Victims of Violence, and Social Skills Training.
  • Crisis Intervention and Treatment
    Sometimes a traumatic event, such as the death of a student, affects the entire student body. For such a school-wide crisis, CASSY identifies those in need, provides ongoing grief counseling and supports school staff.
  • Proactive Mental Health Education
    We provide high school classroom presentations on depression awareness and suicide prevention using a nationally recognized curriculum from SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and run K-8 anti-bullying workshops to confront bullying issues directly in the classrooms.
  • Peer Mediation
    Using a 15-week conflict resolution program, CASSY trains student leaders to become peer mediators to assist in student conflicts on campus.

 

School Staff

  • Staff Consultation
    CASSY becomes an integral part of each school’s team. School staff can freely consult with the on-campus therapists regarding disconcerting situations that they see in their classrooms, in the halls or anywhere.
  • Staff Training
    We provide staff training on mental health issues such as Child Protective Services (CPS) reporting requirements, classroom management of grief and loss, and how to identify red flags.

 

Parents & Community

  • Parent Consultation
    CASSY therapists are experts in dealing with child/adolescent behaviors and issues. We offer parents confidential consultations at the schools we serve, help them distinguish between normal and risky behaviors, and secure additional support when needed.
  • Community Outreach
    CASSY provides parent education opportunities by giving presentations and leading discussions about raising emotionally healthy adolescents. These presentations include our proven Latino Outreach program where the sessions are conducted in Spanish and address specific cultural needs of Latino Community.