School Based Counseling (SBC)
School Based Counseling program provides counseling services to
students and their families who are referred by Paradise Unified School
District. These services can be provided at eligible school sites,
Youth for Change offices, and/or the student's homes. Individual, group
and family sessions may be offered. Counselors may also provide
psycho-education to classroom teachers to help them interact more
effectively with their students.
The School Based Counseling
program is a collaboration between: Youth for Change, Paradise Unified
School District and the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health.
Purpose of Collaboration
ensure that the best services are made available to children and their
families. These services include individual, group and family
The School Based Counseling program surrounds children and their
families with support and services.
School Based Counselors may work closely with the following individuals
and groups to ensure the best services possible:
- School Principals
- School Psychologists
- Other School Staff
- Paradise Unified School District Administration
- Butte County Behavioral Health Staff
- Other Private & Public Community Resources
Areas of Focus
School Based Counseling offers help with a variety of school related
concerns, some of which may include:
- Low Social Skills
- Anger Management Difficulties
- Attention Difficulties
- Difficulty Adjusting to School/Classroom
- Impulsive Behaviors
- Trauma Recovery
- Grief & Loss
- Parental Divorce
- Blended Family Issues
- Crisis Counseling
Other Available Services
- Medication Management Services
- Referrals to Adjunct Services
Who are the School Based Counselors?
Based Counselors are Marriage Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical
Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapist Interns, or Social Work
Interns. They are closely supervised by licensed clinical therapists.
Based Counselors are placed at each school site. In addition, the
counselors have an office within a Youth for Change office in Paradise.
Counselors encourage families to visit them at the Youth for Change
Students served must be Medi-Cal eligible (Title IX).
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