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Linkages to Learning

How to Apply

Clients are usually referred through their school counselor or school staff, however families may self-refer

  • Family Case Management & Child/Family Mental Health Services: Staff conduct intake paperwork with clients at first appointment
  • Community Education Services (parent workshops/classes, etc.): – No application needed
  • Health Services: No application required for general school health services; for expanded health services offered at Linkages to Learning School-Based Health Centers, parents must complete an enrollment packet and may receive help in filling out this form at the School-Based Health Center.

Documents To Bring

  • Family Case Management Services: No required documents, however in order for program to provide appropriate social services to families, case managers may ask for documentation that may assist the case manager in obtaining specific supports for families (if the family has the documents available).
  • Health Services:  If child is on public insurance (Medicaid) and is referred for health or mental health services, insurance card must be presented during intake. (If child is uninsured or has private insurance through which family is not able to access mental health services, no documentation is required)
  • Community Education Services (parent workshops/classes, etc.): No required documents

Eligibility Requirements

Mental health services are offered on a sliding scale basis for those without insurance access; students with Medicaid receive mental health services free of charge as Medicaid is billed directly for services. All other Linkages to Learning services are offered free of charge, however parent contributions, when possible, are accepted to support programming.

Fees and Payments

Mental health services are offered on a sliding scale basis for those without insurance access; students with Medicaid receive mental health services free of charge as Medicaid is billed directly for services. All other Linkages to Learning services are offered free of charge, however parent contributions, when possible, are accepted to support programming.

FAQ's

1.  How are schools selected to receive Linkages to Learning services?
 
Linkages to Learning services are offered at elementary and middle schools that have the highest  percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced meals (FARMS rate). With this in mind, considerations such as whether or not the school building has the space to house the program, are factored in as well.
 
2.  What services does Linkages to Learning provide?
  • Social Services (family needs assessments, family case management, referrals to services, concrete assistance with identified family needs)
  • Behavioral Health Services (diagnostic evaluations, child/family therapy, classroom observations, school/provider consultations, group counseling)
  • Community Education & Development (such as workshops, health fairs, parenting classes, etc. - vary from site to site depending on community needs)
  • Health Services including expanded health services at Linkages to Learning School-Based Health Centers
3. Do all Linkages sites offer the same services?
 
With the exception of the additional expanded health services offered at the Linkages to Learning School-Based Health Centers, all Linkages sites offer the services listed above, but each site has a different number of staff to serve children and families.   The community education and development services offered at each site vary according to specific school communities’ needs. 

 Additional Information

No Additional Information at this time

 

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