Just Kids Learning Center contracts with JK Diagnostic and Treatment Center for a full array of psychological and social work services.
The Mental Health and Wellness Department is an integral component of the Just Kids interdisciplinary team and consists of licensed social workers (LCSWs and LMSWs). They provide our students with psychological counseling and play therapy, behavioral interventions, and individualized classroom supports that are designed to improve social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for our students. As part of our comprehensive early childhood program, our Mental Health and Wellness Department also provides large group instruction within the classroom environment to support students’ social-emotional needs. They work closely with all members of the child’s interdisciplinary team in order to assess each child’s needs and implement therapeutic programming that can address challenging and complex behaviors.
The Mental Health and Wellness Department also works closely with families, seeking to enrich the preschool experience for children and parents through community support, empowerment and advocacy. They accomplish this goal by providing consultative services in the classroom, parent education, family training services, and case management. Additionally, the Mental Health and Wellness Department is able to connect families with outside resources and programs to further improve their child’s overall development.