To learn if school-based therapy services are available in your area or to inquire about how to bring these services to your child’s school, please call our Behavioral Health Resource Center at 207.973.6048.
We believe that a mentally healthy community for our youth includes schools working together with behavioral and physical healthcare providers, and social services. As every academic team knows, it is sometimes the environmental and emotional needs that are the biggest barriers to obtaining wellness and academic success. One way we target these barriers is through integrated care between Northern Light Acadia Healthcare and schools.
Listed below are our school-based offerings
Student-based Mental Health Center
The Student-based Mental Health Center is a combination of a Master’s level, licensed clinician and Bachelor level care coordinator integrated into public school settings. Each public school/Acadia team works together to develop and structure the program to best meet the needs of that particular school community.
Acadia’s school-based clinicians do a variety of roles, largely directed by the individual school systems’ needs. These roles include traditional outpatient therapy for students in the school setting, therapeutic support for students on an as needed, more emergent basis, guidance, support and consultation for school staff as they navigate educating students with emotional/behavioral health needs and training support to school faculty related to emotional and behavioral needs of student populations.
Behavioral Health Home (Case Management) School Liaison
The Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a holistic form of psychiatric and developmental case management reimbursed by MaineCare. The Behavioral Health Coordinator School Liaison (or case manager) is available to any school interested in partnering via a Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Light Acadia Healthcare's Behavioral Health Home. For every six mutual Behavioral Health Home clients at a school, a Behavioral Health Coordinator (BHC) is able to spend up to a day on the school site or in the community specifically working with the school's identified BHH clients. While there to serve the Behavioral Health Home clients, the BHC is available as a resource to school staff and families for any community or resource needs. The BHC School Liaison also assists with the transition of clients to and from the school to any Acadia program.
Current school districts that use Acadia's School-based Services include:
Baileyville, AOS 90
Hampden/Winterport, RSU 22
Hermon Public Schools
Lee, MSAD 30
Newport , RSU 19
Old Town, RSU 32
Orono, RSU 26
Orrington/Dedham, AOS 47
To learn if school-based services are available in your area or to inquire about how to bring these services to your child’s school, please call our Behavioral Health Resource Center at 207.973.6048.