CarePlus NJ School Based Services
Making a Positive Impact in Classrooms, Schools, and Our Communities
We offer a wide-range of onsite services that provide stigma-free and comprehensive support that allows students to thrive in their educational environment.
Custom, Collaborative, & Coordinated Care
Our programs are staffed by licensed CarePlus NJ professionals experienced in youth development, therapy, and case management and are backed by more than four decades of clinical excellence and positive outcomes to provide a full range of innovative care solutions.
Every program is designed to integrate with your school’s practices and provide on-site therapeutic services to ensure a seamless, barrier-free environment to care.
Removing the Stigma so Students Can Thrive
Jade discusses her struggles with mental health throughout her life. After no longer being able to ignore her symptoms and depression, she reaches out to her family and friends for support.
School based clinician Heather Brown-Huston, MS, LPC, discusses the services she was able to provide for Jade and the work they accomplished together.
We Support Students & School Systems
CarePlus NJ School Based Services, offers solutions to school districts by providing a wide-range of onsite services including counseling, care coordination, school clearance assessments, and access to CarePlus’ full continuum of integrated care and social support services. Our district-selected clinicians create tailored learning environments, based on the need of the student and the school.
Our district-selected clinicians create tailored learning environments, based on the need of the student and the school.
Tiered In-District Mental Health Support
A student’s chance to achieve success in school and in the community improves with easy access to school-based therapeutic services. Each program must be specifically tailored, however, to create the optimal environment for success.
Our School Presence Program is an evidence-based treatment program for children and families struggling with school avoidance issues, including those who are experiencing mental health symptoms, resulting in impairments such as excessive school absenteeism.
Outpatient School Clearances
School districts may require a clearance letter as a condition of a student returning to school after an incident that presents as a potential danger to self, others or property. CarePlus provides assessments with written determination that the student involved does or does not present as a danger to themselves or others within 24-48 hours to ensure unnecessary school days are not missed.
Continuum of Care
Through CarePlus’ integrated care network, we offer a full continuum of wrap-around services to fully support youth and families. We believe that coping skills and strengths developed in childhood carry into adult life, helping individuals reach their full potential. With this in mind, we strive to deliver programming and resources that assist in navigating our complicated world.
“The expertise in the building has been and continues to be such an incredible service to our students and faculty. Thank you for always being approachable, positive, and collaborative in serving others.”
“CarePlus helps the children to deal with all their issues that therapists are trained to deal with. So many of our children need this kind of program to help them thrive and be more successful. ”
“I wanted to take the time to acknowledge Mrs. Amanda Rhodes, Care Plus Clinician. Mrs. Rhodes has been a valued member of [our team], supporting our scholars, parents and staff over the past three years....At the onset of the pandemic, Mrs. Rhodes increased her communication and further availed herself to provide workshops, office hours and resources in support of our of scholars, teachers, and school communities...Mrs. Rhodes demonstrated respect for the administrative team and the practice sand policies of the district enabling her to coordinate an effective and fluid treatment plan for the families and children she worked with. Mt. Vernon Avenue is extremely appreciative of the support of Mrs. Rhodes. ”
“These specialized services have yielded positive results and increased the district's capacity to service a wider array of students' needs.”
"I would like to take this opportunity to express how blessed we are to have [a school based clinician] on our team. [They] are a master clinical program manager that ensures that the students of TJMS receive the appropriate support that they need. I pay attention to the interaction they have with our student population, and it proves [the] effectiveness with the full spectrum of the students in our building. [The] empathy and caring personality are extremely essential to the well-being of our students. It is evident that [they] take pride in their work and that [they] perform your duties with excellence."
“Without you, I don't know where I would've ended up. But now I finally beat my depression and have applied to five colleges! I have a newfound appreciation for life.”