Family Ties has been a huge success this past week for one of my students and their family. This student has a history of suicidal ideation with a plan for the last several weeks/months. I have had to send her home a handful of times the last few weeks. Mom hasn’t taken any steps towards counseling but was okay with me making a school-based mental health referral last week. Family Ties picked it up immediately, did the assessment the next day based on the referral and is already in the works of setting up virtual sessions.
They are also seeing another student with APEX funds, free of charge, because the student has out of state insurance based on Dad’s employer and is super limited on any affordable options in GA.