Communities In Schools program provides mental health and behavior interventions to students in need.
Indiana Department of Education awarded Communities In Schools (CIS) of Clark County with a $30,000 Innovation Grant. This grant will give Communities In Schools of Clark County the opportunity to contract with a Centerstone Therapist and a Behavior Intervention Specialist to provide additional resources and supports for their afterschool services.
“The help that CIS provides to our school is indescribable. We are able to meet the needs of our students both academically and socially at a different level due to the support of CIS. Providing wrap around coordination and support to our families allow us to meet the various needs of each family. The Centerstone therapist provides our students that are in crisis a friendly face and a touchstone at school as well as providing parents with support. 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide a safe and caring environment for our students prior to and after school. They are able to support the students with academic work and behavior issues.”- Principal, Bridgepoint Elementary
These resources will be utilized after school at 21st Century Community Learning Center sites, which are funded by Indiana Department of Education grants and 21st CCLC grants, offer after-school academic and behavioral interventions for teacher and principal referred students in grades 1-5 at the elementary level, grades 6 – 8 at the middle school level, and grades 9-12 at the high school level. In addition to homework assistance, credit recovery, and tutoring, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of other enrichment activities such as service learning, STEM, college/career experiences, arts & culture, and other enrichment activities. The Behavior Intervention Specialist will work with staff, students, and parents on positive conflict resolutions and behavior management skills. The Centerstone Therapist will be able to help intervene with behavioral issues one-on-one by meeting with a student struggling with behavioral issues.