Helping Struggling Students Across Wisconsin
Many students across Wisconsin struggle with mental health issues, including self-harm, grief after losing a parent, self-esteem issues, stress, depression and anxiety. Our school-based mental health programs work to address these concerns and struggles by bringing licensed mental health professionals to students during the school day, overcoming common challenges including health insurance coverage and cost.
PATH - Providing Access to Healing
Our PATH (Providing Access to Healing) Program, offered in partnership with United Way, helps combat the barriers that often prevent students and families from seeking treatment, from scheduling appointments to insurance concerns.
As part of PATH, students see licensed mental health professionals at school, providing them with coping skills and treatments to overcome their struggles. These services go above and beyond what a typical school guidance counselor can offer. Although the appointments happen during the school day, they often improve class attendance while reducing other disruptions, like anxiety attacks. PATH services are provided regardless of inability to pay, although private insurance is billed whenever possible.
For more information about PATH services, contact us using the form below.
We, in collaboration with Agrace, Catholic Charities, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Family Service Madison, Journey Mental Health Center and The Rainbow Project, provide mental health services to students in Dane and Rock County who have a wide range of mental health needs. This program, called FACE-Kids, uses collaborative systems to provide accessible group counseling in schools, neighborhood centers, and FACE-Kids agencies. The ultimate goal of FACE-Kids is to help strengthen and improve a child’s individual, family, and school life by being a part of a supportive group with others in a similar situation.
As part of the FACE-Kids program, our counselors work with K-12 youth in schools, community centers, community agencies or churches. Priority for service is given to students experiencing life crises or difficulty functioning due to mental health issues or mental illness, being affected in some way by violence and/or abuse and a need for social training.
Common group topics include:
- Social Skills
- Emotion Regulation
- Grief and Loss
- Family Change
Area youth are referred to the groups by participating agencies, area school personnel, Dane County Department of Human Services, neighborhood centers, health practitioners, and/or parents. For more information about FACE-Kids, contact us and one of our counselors will be in touch.