Klaras Center for Families School Based Mental Health (SBMH) Program literally brings KCF’s services directly into the educational milieu allowing children to receive services on-site at their designated school campus. This typically places a tandem of two staff including a case manager and a counselor who are integrated into the school setting. School districts identify their most intense students in need of mental health services and provide KCF with direct access and designated space to provide these much needed services. Services provided include the full array of mental health and behavioral, health services comprising trauma-informed psychotherapy, case management, crisis services, psychiatric assessment family partner support, and skills training (including prosocial behavior skills, anger control, etc.).

The ultimate goal of SBMH services is to engender both personal and academic success.

Since 2017, the SBMH program has provided services to 1,238 students and their families in over 8 school districts and 45 different campuses. The number of students served has increased per year starting at 173 to 409 this past year. The program has enlisted financial support directly from these school districts in the amount of $235,000 for the current school year. Currently, SBMH is primarily serving McLennan County school districts with one district in Hill County. However, KCF continues to look for financial support and investment from existing and additional school districts in our six-county area to expand the reach of SBMH programming.

Current School Districts:
Waco ISD
Midway ISD
LaVega ISD
Lorena ISD
Clifton ISD
Mart ISD
Connally ISD
Whitney ISD