School Based Mental Health Team
Mental health is important at every stage of life. Addressing mental health needs in school is critically important because 1 in 5 children and youth have a diagnosable emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder. Furthermore, 1 in 10 young people have a mental health challenge that is severe enough to impair how they function at home, school, or the community. Even though mental illness affects so many of our students, as many as 80% of them do not receive the mental health support they need.
Charlotte County Public Schools has a team dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of our students. The school social worker, school psychologist, and school counselor work in collaboration with school administration and staff to address the needs of each individual student. Our School-based mental health team members also collaborate with the FLDOE to acquire the most up-to-date information and resources to share with students, staff, and families.