Our School Partnership only serves students enrolled in the schools that Familylinks partners with. If your child may benefit from counseling, please consider our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.
Mental health is far from an adults-only matter. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, half of all mental health disorders show their first signs before the person affected turns 14.
Identifying and managing these problems early is crucial; that’s why we partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the West Allegheny School District to provide counselors in 25 schools.
Who is eligible?
Kids and teens enrolled in the Pittsburgh and West Allegheny schools where Familylinks counselors are placed.
What can you expect?
- A counselor will meet with you and your child to discuss their symptoms and/or behavioral concerns.
- A counselor will then meet with your child on an as-needed basis during the school day, to discuss their symptoms and how to best manage them.
- That could mean weekly or biweekly – whatever best suits the needs of your child.
- With your permission, the school therapist will provide ongoing consultation on an as-needed basis to help support your child at school.
- The counselor will review your child’s treatment goals and progress every four months with your family.
- Therapists welcome and often encourage parent/family involvement, so parents will be requested to attend sessions on an as-needed basis, to suit the child’s needs.
How do you enroll?
This program is only for students at the Pittsburgh and West Allegheny schools we serve. If your child or teen may need help with mental health issues, you should talk to your school administrators. For help outside of schools, you may be interested in our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, or our more intensive programs, like STEP and Family-Based Mental Health. For an evaluation and to discuss those programs, contact our Centralized Intake department: 866-583-6003.