School Partnership & Initiatives

In an effort to reach more children, and to support the community, the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau provides specialized services to Carroll County Public Schools.

Carroll County Public Schools Initiatives

The core goal of the partnership between CCYSB and CCPS is to support the development and well-being of youth and families of Carroll County by bridging the gap between two of the most influential environments in a child’s life – home and school. This collaborative relationship has resulted in initiatives that provide support and interventions for social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges that extend into the youth’s school experience.

Referrals are made through the Student Services Department of CCPS and are not accessible through self-referral.

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People Cared For

Children enrolled in K-5th Grades through CCPS

Program Director

Bobby Jarrett, LCPC
Elementary Intervention Program

The Elementary Intervention Program evolved out of the Suicide Intervention Program in an effort to support school counselors working with students who exhibit emotional and behavioral challenges specific to early childhood development. Students may have spoken of suicide and/or self-harm and often have significant mental health needs or psychosocial stressors that are impacting their school experience. We collaborate with school counselors and the family to develop a plan of care that will address the student’s needs and support the family. This program also provides clinical consultation groups for the school counselors to address behavioral health themes presenting in the elementary population. The clinical collaboration is the cornerstone of this approach, promoting a coordinated effort to serving at-risk elementary students and providing clinical intervention strategies for school personnel.

The Elementary Intervention Program is a CCPS Initiative and not part of CCYSB’s continuum of services, therefore, referrals to this program are accepted from CCPS only.

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People Cared For

Children enrolled in K-5th Grades through CCPS

Program Director

Bobby Jarrett, LCPC
Gateway School Services

Our agency is proud to provide substance use services to Gateway students in partnership with Carroll County Public Schools. A licensed CCYSB therapist is onsite several days per week at Gateway, providing students with support dealing with issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Counseling includes working one-on-one, and in group settings, with students personally struggling with these issues, and also with those who have been affected by the struggles of family or friends. Our CCYSB therapist works closely with Gateway and CCPS staff to provide support, resources, and coordination as well.

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People Cared For

Adolescents ages 14-18

Program Director

Kate Swisher Lee, LCPC
Psych & Counseling Program

This program offers short-term psychiatric and counseling services for students presenting with acute needs that can be addressed in an outpatient setting. Students may present with undiagnosed mental health issues that are contributing to maladjustment in the home and school settings. Students receive direct services with a licensed therapist to address immediate concerns and work collaboratively with the family and school to develop and implement a plan of care. Services also include a psychiatric evaluation and medication follow-up appointments if needed.

The Psych & Counseling Program is a CCPS Initiative and not part of CCYSB’s continuum of services, therefore, referrals to this program are accepted from CCPS only.

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People Cared For

Children Enrolled in K-12th grades through CCPS

Program Director

Bobby Jarrett, LCPC
Suicide Intervention Program (CCPS)

This program offers on-call emergency consultations and same-day assessments for students presenting with thoughts or behaviors of suicide or self-injury. Students k-12 are referred to their school counselor by concerned peers, school staff, parents, or even the student themselves, where the school counselor conducts an initial risk screening. School counselors can then reach out to CCYSB and speak with a licensed therapist at any time during school hours to consult and facilitate a voluntary emergency assessment at CCYSB. This collaboration allows students and their families an alternative to having an assessment through a hospital’s Emergency Department. Assessments focus on stabilizing the immediate crisis through safety planning, as well as identifying short- and long-term clinical, non-clinical, and school-based recommendations.

The Suicide Intervention Program is a CCPS Initiative and not part of CCYSB’s continuum of services, therefore, referrals to this program are accepted from CCPS only.

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People Cared For

Children Enrolled in K-12th grades through CCPS

Program Director

Bobby Jarrett, LCPC
Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program provides assessments for students who have been suspended because of a violent threat or act. The assessment looks at multiple domains of the student’s life, protective and risk factors, as well as the referring incident. A written report is provided to the school and the family which includes recommendations for treatment. The program also provides short-term weekly counseling sessions for students identified as needing immediate support.

The Violence Intervention Program is a CCPS Initiative and not part of CCYSB’s continuum of services, therefore, referrals to this program are accepted from CCPS only.

 

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People Cared For

Children Enrolled in K-12th grades through CCPS

Program Director

Bobby Jarrett, LCPC