In-School Services

IN-SCHOOL SERVICES provides professional interventions to youth who are at risk of developing health, substance use or developmental problems or are at risk of increasing the degree of their problems. CTSHealth services employs a team approach plan and implements services designed to enhance the capacity of clients and improve the quality of life for them and their families.

IN-SCHOOL SERVICES provides comprehensive mental health services to school youth grades 1st-12th with a mental health or substance use diagnosis and a history of disruptive behaviors in the home, school or community. Services include multi-disciplinary assessment, group counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, home support, school support, experimental education, competency skill building and medical oversight by a registered nurse, psychiatric consultation, substance use counseling and aftercare support.

One-on-One Setting

IN-SCHOOL SERVICES offers intensive therapy and educational services to troubled children in a structured setting. Children participate in the program during the day and the afternoons. Children experiencing serious problems at home, school or in the community are good candidates for this kind of treatment program. It is also an ideal program for youth who are transitioning after being suspended.The structured program offered in One-on-One is available 7 days a week depending upon the child’s needs. The program addresses numerous aspects of a child’s life. In addition to educational services, a child participating in One-on-One will receive comprehensive therapy services to include:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Classes to increase social and problem solving skills
  • Expressive therapies to include art, music and drama therapies
  • A positive peer culture
  • Multi-family group sessions

Who Would Benefit from In-School Services?

Children experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges described below may experience positive changes through enrollment in In-School Services.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorder
  • Defiant Behavior
  • Self-Harm/Cutting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Poor School Performance
  • Risk-Taking Behaviors

Social Skill Streaming

Learning appropriate Social Skills affords students the opportunity to develop healthy relationships. Most importantly social skills help young people to develop the essential character traits of responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, respect and citizenship.

Therapeutic Group

Group discussion that gives students the opportunity to discuss personal issues. Social issues facing today’s teens, i.e. domestic violence, substance use, teen pregnancy, etc. are also discussed during this therapeutic group session.

Current Event/Effective Communication

This setting is designed to assist youth in increasing their knowledge as it relates to current events and also learning effective forms of communication. Learning to communicate effectively will consequently build self-confidence and esteem as they become more comfortable with speaking in front of a group.

The primary objective of the In-School program is to reduce the incidental risk for adolescents and children and successfully integrate them back into full day school programming. Other objectives are to reduce mental health symptoms and acting out behaviors in youth, to increase the child’s level of success in home, school, and community environments, to support parents/caregivers to more successfully manage their child’s challenging behavior, and to decrease delinquent behavior in middle school youth.

Program operations will coordinate with standard school schedules during the academic year and will continue during summer months when school is out of session. The program will have a capacity of up to 100 youth at any given time and will serve them for a 3-12 month duration, depending on the need and serves both boys and girls.

The advantages of this treatment approach are the intensive structure and therapy provided and the opportunity for family members to work closely with the youth while in treatment. In addition, when behaviors are modified, classroom instruction becomes more meaningful to the student and the teacher will have fewer distractions to deal with.

In-School Services

Where We Serve

Founder and President, Clarence Sutton, created CTS through his vision of improving the quality of life for children who have experienced unfortunate situations beyond their control. Clarence’s passion for fostering and restoring a child’s belief in his/her potential has continued to be a motivating factor in the agency's and staff's best practices.