|1. School Mental Health Program||2. College Mental Health|
What is school mental health?
Children come to school each day with more than their lunch and backpack. They bring a myriad of life factors that shape their learning and development. School is the place where the child gets the first experience towards learning. It's also at school that many problems; educational, social, emotional and psychological come to the fore. Thus schools have to provide preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to its students.
Good mental health is not simply the absence of illness but also the possession of skills necessary to cope with life's challenges.
While most schools today avail of the services of a part time or a full time counsellor, or network with a counseling center to provide counseling services to the students, the mental health needs of today's schools extend far beyond that.
These are times of mainstreaming and integrated education, and more and more schools today encourage students with developmental disorders, learning disabilities, physical disabilities as well as multiple disabilities to enroll for a wholesome education in a non-discriminatory atmosphere. Having said that, enrollment is simply the first baby step.
The key challenges come later, when it comes to doing justice to children with disabilities and special needs, and this is where a complete resource room plays an invaluable role.
Disha helps offers the following services
Counseling Assistance Program -CAP
Disha will provide a trained counselor, who will visit the school thrice a week (for 3 hours) to conduct behaviour therapy, play therapy and psychotherapy. Parent counseling sessions and interaction with class teachers with regards to cases will also be undertaken by the counselor. As part of the module, the counselor will handle the following:
1.Personal counseling sessions with students (this will include play therapy, behavior modification, and supportive psychotherapy).
2.Group counseling sessions
4.Crisis intervention as and when needed
5.Interactions with teachers to assist in classroom management of difficult children.
6.One student development program or workshop per month.
What is a School Resource Room?
A school resources room is that segment of the school, which offers complete mental health services to its students. These include the following:
1.Student Counseling & Psychotherapy
2.Parent Counseling & Psycho-education
3.Psychological & Psycho-educational Assessments
4.Remedial Education for children with learning disabilities
Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) -A Remedial and Diagnostic Center
The remedial and diagnostic center will offer an array of diagnostic tests to help those children with school , behaviour and other adjustment problems. Following assessments will be available
7.Assessment of developmental disabilities
8.Developmental assessment ( for 2-5 year olds)
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