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School-Based and Community Child Behavioral Services
 
 
Julius Simmons, Manager
School-Based and Child Behavioral Services
216-283-4400 Ext. 2413
Melissa Paradise, Clinical Supervisor
School-Baed and Child Behavioral Services-Fulton
216-283-4400 Ext. 2457
Abagail Gaunt, Clinical Supervisor
School-Based and Child Behavioral Services- Main
216-283-4400 Ext. 2591
Tom Ziegler, Clinical Supervisor
School-Based and Child Behavioral Services-Fulton
216-283-4400 Ext. 2309
Calvin Felder, Clinical Supervisor
School-Based and Child Behavioral Services- KRT
216-283-4400 Ext. 2109

Child Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations are completed by a qualified clinician to obtain information on psychosocial history, cultural and ethnic influences, presenting problems and diagnostic impressions.  These evaluations can be conducted at the beginning of treatment, when the client’s needs change or when significant life changes occur. At the completion of an evaluation the clinician will:

  • Diagnose emotional and/or development disorders
  • Develop treatment plan (Individualized Service Plan), if appropriate
  • Recommend appropriate treatment

Child Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation with Medical

Psychiatric diagnostic Evaluation with Medical are completed by a qualified medical provider to obtain information on psychosocial history, cultural and ethnic influences, presenting problems and diagnostic impressions.  This evaluation can be conducted at the beginning of treatment, when the client’s needs change or when significant life changes occur. At the completion of an evaluation the medical provider will: 

  • Develop medical somatic treatment recommendations
  • Identifies and prescribes appropriate medication
  • Recommend additional appropriate treatment

Case Management

This service is designed to provide community support and advocacy to children diagnosed with a severe emotional disorder.  Cae Management aims to: 

  • Reduce the symptoms of psychiatric illnesses
  • Build resilience and improves quality of life and community integration
  • Improve coping skills and strategies

Child Counseling/Psychotherapy

This service integrates therapeutic techniques into the child’s natural supportive systems such as their family, school, or Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services.  Psychotherapy is aimed to treat the whole child within the context of their current life situation and also:

  • Improve social, emotional, and adaptive functioning
  • Increase the effectiveness of interpersonal relationships
  • Improve coping skills and strategies

School - Based Prevention

Prevention and Consultation is designed to provide mental health services (group or individual) that reduce the incidence, prevalence, or severity of specific types of mental disabilities or emotional disturbances in children.

  • Prevention - Provides environmental support activities that build resilience and skills to help improve life quality
  • Consultation - Connects mental health services to the school community