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School-Based Mental Health

School-Based Mental Health is defined as theraputic interventions and preventions for Harrison School District students and their families.

The School-Based Mental Health program is designed to address many of the barriers to academic and social success for children. It encourages students to develop healthy coping skills for stress, anger management, depression, anxiety and many other mental health issues that can interfere with the educational process.

The district provides licensed mental health professionals to serve on each of its six campuses at least one day per week. The providers are also on call to respond to emergency and crisis situations at each school.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the cost?

School-Based Mental Health services are provided at no cost to the family, regardless of income.

How are services accessed?

‚ÄčThe program works through a referral process. Referrals can be initiated by parents, teachers or school staff who believe a student is in need of more intensive services. For preschool students, the director and/or teacher will consult with the therapist to request possible assistance and behavior supports. For K-12 students, referrals are made through the school counselor at each campus. Once a referral is made, the School-Based Mental Health therapist will contact the student's parent or guardian to discuss services.

Our Staff

 

Jana Mize, LMSW
Serving Grades K-2 and Preschool
jmize@hps.k12.ar.us
870-741-0581 ext. 4012

 

Denise Flowers, LCSW
SBMH Coordinator
Serving Grades 3-7
dflowers@hps.k12.ar.us
870-741-7600, ext. 7016
 

Beth Kennedy, LCSW
Serving Grades 8-12
bkennedy@hps.k12.ar.us
870-741-8223, ext. 6067

 

Deborah Burks
dburks@hps.k12.ar.us

 

Glossary

 

LCSW
Licensed Certified Social Worker

 

LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker