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Division of Mental Health Services

Office of Children & Youth

Project B.A.S.I.C.

Project B.A.S.I.C. is a school-based, mental health early intervention and prevention service that works with children from kindergarten through third grade. Children who demonstrate risk factors are a special service focus.

Objectives of Project B.A.S.I.C. are:

  • Identify and refer children with serious emotional disturbances for treatment
  • Enhance awareness and capacity for response of school personnel to the mental health needs of children
  • Assist children in the development of effective coping skills to deal with normative developmental crises and mental health risk factors
  • Promote cooperation and coordination of effort between schools and community mental health service providers

Program activities include:

  • Mental health education
  • Early identification and intervention
  • Teacher consultation
  • School climate enhancement

Staff provides an effective liaison between families, schools and primary mental health services. B.A.S.I.C. produces a low cost, broad-based impact on target students, peers, school personnel, and families in rural, resource scarce areas.

Services are available in targeted schools that have entered into a partnership with a sponsoring mental health agency to conduct the project. Services are accessible to all students, parents, and teachers. Project B.A.S.I.C. is located in 47 schools in 39 counties across the state.


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