Levels of Care
Students can move fluidly from one level to another; however, the objective is to provide a less intensive level of care over time.

Intensity Intake Staff Problem Type Modality*
Acute-Intensive Ongoing Thorough evaluation to make diagnosis Intake requires mental health professional

Treatment requires mental health professional

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Family
  • Medication management
  • ADHD
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorder
  • Psychoeducation
  • Family treatment
  • Outside referral for maintenance /support for medication management
Intermittent Care Thorough evaluation not generally necessary

Ongoing collaboration and case review with mental health staff involvement required

  • Risk factors
  • Chronic/stable psychiatric symptoms
  • Social issues
  • Drop-in center
  • Supportive monitoring
  • Group
  • Family
  • Follow-up & support
Chronic Maintenance Treatment Usually completed when student receives acute care

Need access to treatment plan and knowledge that treatment plan is stable

  • ADHD
  • Chronic mood disorders
  • Students referred to outside treatment agencies
  • Family contact & support
  • Supportive groups
  • Drop-in center
  • Monthly check-in appointments
Service Coordination Same as above Any – but appropriate to the problem. Parenting teens

  • Chronic illness
  • Child abuse
  • Legal involvement
  • Special needs kids
  • Family support
  • Intensity varies relative to needs
  • Contact with relevant treatment agencies