Indiana Academy for Science Mathematics and Humanities Levels of Emotional/Mental Health and Behavioral Interventions Identification Students will be identified for behavioral intervention progressively. Behavioral refers to actions triggered by issues of emotional and/or mental health and/or not adjusting to Academy policies. 1. Initially, students are considered for intervention upon enrollment. Student files indicative of emotional or mental concerns are flagged by student life upon initial review. 2. Each Student Life Counselor reads their custodial student files to review for potential concerns and also has access to the initial flag notes. 3. Each incoming student is given a confidential mental health survey to help identify mental and emotional health concerns, past or present trauma, and /or the need for immediate attention. 4. Using the confidential surveys, the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services splits the students into categories of high priority, mid priority, low priority. 5. Parents express concerns. 6. Specific student concerns are communicated to the administration of Student Life by the Student Life Counselors each week. Initial Contact An initial contact will be made based on a concern by a parent, an SLC, a faculty member, the student themselves, or by the Associate Director of Mental Health and Support Services (ADMHSS). The Associate Director of Mental Health Services and Support Services will make first contact to assess the need or concern; or A member of the Student Life Staff will make contact to assess the level of need or concern . First Level Intervention Each student identified for a first level intervention will meet with either the ADMHSS or one of the other Administrators of Student Life. The student’s particular problem(s) will be specified and a plan created to address the problem(s). This could consist of: Counseling meetings as-needed Re-examining of the students understanding of school policy Explaining possible consequences for not following school policy Communication with the parent or guardian Based on the student’s progress, follow-up meetings will be scheduled to assess the student’s improvement and develop further interventions if necessary. Progress Measurement Progress will be measured by the feedback from the ADMHSS, the observation of the Student Life staff, and the student life notes kept in Power School. Second Level Interventions A second level intervention may be initiated after a review of student progress by Student Services Team or by the ADMHSS and Director of Student Life. Interventions Based on the presenting issue (s), the student may enter into regular counseling session with the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services or an outside therapist. A behavioral plan may be created. This could include, but is not limited to: less time on one’s computer, having less free time out of the building, additional required time for study, monitoring of medications, and referral for academic assistance if struggling. Based on the student’s progress, a Student Life professional may help advise the student concerning time management, study habits, interfering emotional and behavior problems, etc. Change in card level Communication with relevant teachers and staff Notes on the Students’ Progress reports which are communicated to parents Other interventions as determined by the Student Services Team Based on the student’s progress, the Student Services Team may initiate second level interventions as described above. Progress Measurement The progress of students in the second level intervention will be assessed by the Student Services Team with input from all areas of the school. This data may be used to compile a comprehensive view of the student’s progress for potential adjustments as necessary. Third Level Intervention The primary vehicle for a third level intervention would come from the ADMHSS, the Student Services Team, or the Associate Director of Student Life. Interventions During the Student Services meeting, chaired by the Assistant Director of Mental Health and Support Services, an individual level three plan for the student is developed. This may consists of, but is not limited to: Specification of the student’s problem areas Objectives to address problems Actions to be taken to achieve objectives Method and means of measuring the student’s progress towards meeting the stated objectives Based on their review of a student’s progress, the Student Services Team may initiate third level interventions as described above. Progress Measurement The level three intervention plan will contain measurement activities and instruments for each objective.