During this unprecedented time, the COVID-19 pandemic has left an impact on individuals’ behavioral health. Many families are experiencing additional stress. Protecting your behavioral health and staying connected is especially important during this time.
Student support services through the Behavioral Health Collaborative during the school year are also available during the summer. The Behavioral Health Collaborative is a part of the Student Support team for most Union County Public Schools and is available year-round. The program began in December 2018, as a collaboration between Union County’s Human Services Agency and UCPS. The goal of the program is to make a positive impact on students’ social and emotional well-being.
Services available include assistance with social skills and self-esteem development, parent/guardian support, and training for educators to help students with social and emotional needs that are impacting their academics. These support services have a tremendous impact by helping children thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. Social workers and therapists are available throughout the school district to assist students, families, and educators. Virtual therapy and social work resources are available as well.
For more information, visit the Behavioral Health Collaborative web page to learn more about resources available. To discuss or schedule support services, email Christina Neal, Program Manager.