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Mental Health / Counseling


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School District of DeSoto County offers counseling opportunities to our students. We have increased the number of social workers and mental health counselors in the District to provide students with counseling services. If you have any concerns about your child you are now able to submit a Counseling Screening Form and your child will be assessed by a professional to determine need. If district employees have concerns they are able to submit a referral as well. If a referral is received for your child from a district employee you will be contacted.  

 

If you are interested in your child receiving a screening, you may complete the a referral form "SY20 Counseling Referral Form" in the documents section below and submit it to the guidance counselor, social worker, or mental health counselor at your child’s school. All screenings are conducted by school-based mental health staff. Please note that your child will never be screened without your consent. 

 

If you have questions pertaining to these services please call the Department of Student Services at (863)993-1333.

 


Mental Health Screening Process

If you are interested in your child receiving a screening, you may complete the a referral form "SY20 Counseling Referral Form" in the documents section above and submit it to the guidance counselor, social worker, or mental health counselor at your child’s school. All screenings are conducted by school-based mental health staff. Please note that your child will never be screened without your consent. 

 

After screening, if it is deemed that your child would benefit from further testing you will be contacted to participate in a psycho-social evaluation with your child. This assessment will be conducted by school staff and/or one of our community partners. You will need to sign additional consents for this assessment and further treatment of your child, if deem warranted. 

 

Crisis Support

If a student is in crisis we are there to support him/her. We have social workers and mental health counselors available to assist your child. We also have partnered with Centerstone to provide us with a mobile crisis unit to assist in deescalating the crisis situation and/or assessing your child.