• Contact Us: 

      

    4830 Pleasant Garden Road 

    Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 

    Phone: 336-370-8170 
    Fax: 336-370-8172 

     

    Alexander V. Tabori, Ph.D. NCSP 
    Executive Director of Mental and Behavioral Health Services  

     

    Cheon C. Graham, Ph.D. 
    Director of PRISM Project and School Based Mental Health 

      

    Meet the Mental Health Clinicians 

     

     

    School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) 

         

    SBMH Referral Process  

      

    Current SBMH Agencies 

     

    Newsletters (Coming Soon) 

     

    Parent Resources 

     

       

     

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    Strengthening Health, Wellness, and Safety is one of the four focus areas in the New Strategic Direction for Guilford County Schools, and the Mental and Behavioral Health Services Department is committed to collaborating with stakeholders and other GCS departments to increase access to the mental health support available to students and staff. 

      

    School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) services are available throughout the district and are provided based on need.  The services occur during the school day in a secure, confidential location on the school’s campus.   

     

    Once a student is identified as needing SBMH support, the SBMH Referral Process begins. This student-focused, data-based process was designed to help school teams consider the whole child when identifying student needs while also quickly connecting students to SBMH support. 

     

    A student’s SBMH provider is identified based on the outcome of the referral process. The current providers are: 

     

    • Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) 
    • School Counselors 
    • School Social Workers 
    • School Psychologists 
    • In-person Mental Health Clinicians 

     

    • Tele-therapy 
    • Day Break 
    • e-Therapy 

     

    • Community Based Providers (MOU's) 
    • AYA Center 
    • Envisions of Life 
    • Kellin 
    • Top Priority 
    • Wrights Care

     

    The PRISM Project  

     

    The Prioritizing Resources to Impact Student Mental Health (PRISM) Project was created in response to the increased need for on-demand mental health services in schools. It is a five-year $14.8 million federal School-Based Mental Health Services grant awarded to Guilford County Schools by the Department of Education to help expand on-demand mental health services across the district.  

      

    Goals ~ Between January 2023 and December 2028, the PRISM Project will:  

    • Create a new school-based mental health service (SBMHS) position in GCS, Mental Health Clinician, whose primary role is to provide direct services to students 
    • Fill at least 16 Mental Health Clinician positions with diverse candidates 
    • Increase GCS’s current number of SBMHS providers (counselors, psychologists and social workers) who are state-licensed 
    • Improve the ratios of counselors, psychologists and social workers serving students 
    • Develop a district-wide data-based referral process for students to receive SBMH services 
    • Increase the number of direct SBMH services provided 
    • Improve academic outcomes and/or reduce the behavioral incidents for students receiving services  

     

    Recent Successes (as of early November 2023) 

    • Hired 12 new licensed school-based mental health service (SBMHS) providers  
    • 5 GCS mental health clinicians and 7 contract mental health clinicians  
    • Developed a district-wide referral process for SBMH services that is data-based and focused on student need  
    • Created universal counseling forms as a result of the new referral process that were adopted by all SISP providers in the district  

     

     

    Data Highlights (as of early November 2023)