Davis County, Utah — Parents and their teens can check in with a mental health professional for free during the February event. The in-person event is for children from grade 7 through her 12th grade.
6 days left for parents and youth reserve Signup ends on January 24th. Reservations are for 30 minutes and are available from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. North Davis Middle School.
“Access to behavioral health services has been identified as a top public health improvement priority since 2013,” said Christi Blankman, Davis School District K-12 Prevention Coordinator, in a press release. “This event is one of her efforts to improve access by helping young people and their families identify areas of interest and link them to services as needed.”
Prior to appointment, parents and children will complete an online screening prior to meeting with the clinician. Both screenings and meetings address social and emotional needs, according to the Davis County Health Department. Anxiety, depression, trauma, suicide, safety concerns, and more.
what to expect
At the time of booking, teens and their parents or legal guardians will discuss screening with a mental health professional.
Additionally, the Davis County Department of Health said in a press release that teens can meet with community connectors to help identify and access services that meet youth needs.
Evaluations have been repeated since 2017, so they’re usually informative, according to Teresa Smith, Davis HELPS Coalition Coordinator for the Davis County Health Department.
In addition to ratings, resource tables are available in both English and Spanish to learn more about services available in the community.
Overall, the event aims to prevent suicide and improve access to behavioral health services.
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