•    Alicia   Mrs. Alicia Cambaliza, AMFT   Contact:  acambaliza@skusd.k12.ca.us
    Mental Health services in schools include a broad range of services, settings, and strategies.  Psychological and mental health services in schools apply learning theory for individuals and groups to improve instruction and coordinate and evaluate plans to meet unique individual needs for learning or behavior problems.  Mental Health Therapists also use research to design prevention and intervention programs, and provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and other mental health stratgies as part of a student support services team.  Mental health services that are provided in schools may include academic counseling, brief interventions to address behavior problems, assessments and referrals to other systems.  Providing mental health services in a school based setting helps address barriers to learning and provide supports so that all students can achieve in school and ultimately in life.  Schools are also places where prevention and early intervention activities can occur in a non-stigmatizing environment. (CDE)