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Student Services Department

Ms. Pickels
School Social Worker

Ms. Thompson
Communities in Schools    

Mr. Ragland
Y-CAPP Site Supervisor

School Psychologist

School psychologists are mental health professionals who are trained in both psychology and education. They support the development of learning and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially and emotionally. School psychologists use a collaborative, problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in learning environment, attitude and motivation of students. They also provide direct services to students and school staff to manages crises such as death, illness, or community trauma. 

For more information, visit CCPS - School Psychological Services

School Social Worker

School Social Workers identify and intervene in problems that interfere with a student’s education. They are trained to deal with difficulties such as developmental and learning disabilities; parenting education; family and marital stress; school age pregnancy; absenteeism; substance abuse; crisis management and suicide prevention. The coordination of resources between home, school, and community is a unique service provided by School Social Workers. Resources that School Social Workers frequently connect individuals with are: parenting classes; mental health services; resources for food and clothing; tutorial services and other educational support.

For more information, visit CCPS - School Social Worker Services

Communities in Schools 

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, CIS strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.  CIS builds relationships with students, teachers, families, and multiple community resources, with a singular focus - improving academic achievement of at-risk students. In all of its programming, CIS of Chesterfield promotes the CIS Five Basics. Every child needs and deserves: 
  1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
  2. A safe place to learn and grow
  3. A healthy start and a healthy future
  4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  5. A chance to give back to peers and community
For more information, visit the CIS website.

The mission of Y-CAPP is to provide specialized services that address the mental health needs of individuals in their natural environment.  We utilize a person-centerd approach while fostering collaboration with the school and community resources to help individuals reach their maximum potential.

The New Y-CAPP Therapeutic Day Treatment (TDT) program provides behavioral interventions combined with educational support and therapeutic treatment.  Students receive assistance from Y-CAPP staff in the classroom throughout the day to recognize and practice appropriate behaviors within the school environment.  Each student interacts with a Behavioral Health Specialist, a Counselor and a Site Supervisor in support of their goals.

For more information, visit the YCAPP website.