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Student Empowerment Services

Student Empowerment Services

Saratoga Center for the Family collaborates with local school districts to offer Student Empowerment Services. The program offers private mental health services in the school setting.  The program addresses the social, emotional and mental health of students in grades K-12 and encompasses developmentally appropriate screening, intervention, behavioral assistance, training and psychiatric services; all focused on serving student needs in the context of the school environment. 

What is Student Empowerment Services?

With parental consent, the Saratoga Center for the Family will offer a full range of comprehensive mental health services in the student’s school, including:

  • Identification and assessment of children with behavioral and emotional health needs
  • Individual, group and family therapies for crisis intervention
  • Consultation with parents, teachers and school administration
  • Parent and teacher trainings on mental health issues
  • Referrals to other community mental health programs can be made, if needed

Why offer private, mental health programs in school?

  • Convenience for the family and student
  • Allows the Saratoga Center for the Family therapist, school staff and the family to work together to build student success in school
  • Keeps student’s issues from affecting emotional, academic, or physical development
  • Provides relief from symptoms earlier
  • May prevent long-term problems
  • Improves academic performance and personal relationships with family and friends

How can my child access services?

In collaboration with the child’s parent/guardian students can be referred by a school counselor, psychologist, social worker, nurse or building administrator. In addition, parents can make their own private referral.

In order to initiate a referral - please contact our Intake Coordinator at 518-587-8008 and follow the prompts for Student Empowerment Services. 

Once an appointments has been scheduled, please visit our New Client Paperwork page to begin your intake paperwork.