School-Based Mental Health Care Programs

Making a Positive Impact in Classrooms, in Schools, in Communities

CarePlus offers custom-tailored, collaborative, school-based programs that offer the best of structured recreation, psycho-education, skill-building, and therapy in a non-stigmatizing school-based environment—plus wrap-around services to complete the care continuum.

Engaging youth in positive activities to enhance their growth and provide counseling and intervention can be extremely challenging. That’s why CarePlus developed a variety of effective models that can be custom-tailored to your learning environment and student needs.

We base our models upon the philosophy that a student’s chance to achieve success in school and in the community improves when there is easy access to school-based therapeutic services. It’s our goal to create access to an environment within the school that’s safe and free of stigma, while offering structured recreation, psycho-education, skill-building, and therapy from experienced professionals.

With that access comes engagement, and with engagement we find that…

  • Interpersonal interactions with friends, family, and the community improve.
  • Grades improve.
  • Overall outlook improves.

School-based mental health care

Our programs are designed around a collaboration with your school’s practices and on-site therapeutic services to ensure a seamless, barrier-free environment to care. Each program is staffed by professionals experienced in youth development, therapy, and case management and backed by the CarePlus mission to help people foster and develop healthy minds and healthy bodies. Plus, children and parents get access to complete wrap-around care through CarePlus, a fully-licensed and accredited* mental health care organization, providing services to the community since 1978.

We can custom-tailor a program for your school to create the optimal environment for success, including…

  • Individual counseling
  • School clearances
  • Skill-building groups including social skills, music therapy, anger management, and stress management
  • Substance abuse programs specifically for adolescents
  • Direct linkage to licensed and accredited community-based programs through CarePlus
  • Educational workshops for faculty and parents
  • Direct in-class support for students and teachers
  • Collaborations with school team and outpatient resources
  • Partnerships with child study teams as indicated by IEPs
  • Outreach
  • Case management
  • Parent support groups
  • After school recreation and summer programs
  • Transitional programs to assist students with school and grade level changes

To find out how CarePlus School-Based Services can create a positive impact on your students, please call Tara Augustine at 201-986-5054.


*Care Plus NJ, Inc. is fully licensed by NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).



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Training Programs & Workshops

CarePlus Innovations – our specialized training division – offers workshops on mental health related topics for individuals, organizations, schools, and community groups. Choose from a variety topics that provide clinical CEUs, licensure preparation, and continuing education, to courses tailored for your group or organization.