Child Guidance Center Partners With LPS to Provide In-School Therapy

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Child Guidance Center Partners With LPS to Provide In-School Therapy to Immigrant and Refugee Students

Child Guidance Center (CGC) (www.child-guidance.org) is one of two agencies that Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) is partnering with to provide therapy for immigrant and refugee students. As a result of this funding from LPS, in January CGC hired a mental health therapist to work at Goodrich Middle School, Lincoln High School, Northeast High School, and North Star High School.

The students are identified through a team at LPS and referred to our therapist. LPS provides mental health sensitive interpreters to assist with the services as well as training and consultation specific to working with the unique needs of those served.

The CGC therapist meets with the referred students on a weekly basis and has a current caseload of 12-15 students. The areas that are being measured and showing improvement through the program are: attendance, behavior, grades, assessment, and office referrals. This is an ongoing collaboration and will continue in the fall of 2017.

For questions, contact Wendi Anderson, MSEd, LIMHP, Director of Outpatient Services, at wanderson@child-guidance.org or call (402) 475-7666. For more information about Child Guidance Center please go to www.child-guidance.org.