One of the two most important aspects of our program is our Mental Health and Family Counseling. Bilingual services are available from our staff which consists of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, M.S.W. School Social Workers, Youth Development Specialist and Substance Abuse Counselors.
The SBYS mental health counseling includes two evidence based clinical practices to assist in prevention for our students and families: The GAPS (Adolescent Preventive Services), The BAT (Self Efficacy Behavior Tool) and the RAAPS. Our Substance Abuse Counselor counsels directly for prevention and treatment.
The Long Branch Public Schools’ School Based Youth Services Program integrates a range of services for adolescents and parents in both the Long Branch Middle School and High School. Our Program Model has several distinguishing characteristics:
· Professional Staff: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner, School Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, and Youth Development Specialist
· Confidential and accessible services
· Collaboration and coordination between our schools and the Long Branch Community for referral services
· No fee requirements
· Parental Consent is required