School Based Program


Promoting School Success

Our School Based Program is committed to providing the youth at select Highland Park and Detroit Public Schools with a continuum of care aimed at addressing barriers to learning. A broad and flexible array of mental health services & supports are provided directly within the schools including: prevention & early intervention, treatment, mental health education as well as assessment of emotional & behavioral risk and protective factors.

DCI works to improve access to mental health services for particularly vulnerable children and seeks to provide supportive care for youth at risk of developing Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED) and substance abuse disorders. DCI specialists are trained to collaborate with our educational partners to work towards a shared agenda that empowers children, adolescents and their families with effective programming to promote both healthy development and school success.

Quality of care is emphasized with a special importance placed on implementing the evidenced based prevention curriculums “Too Good for Drugs” and “Too Good for Violence.” Their dual focus strengthens children’s social and academic skills together with enhancing peer relationships, self-control, coping, and drug-refusal skills. Studies show that Integrated drug-abuse-prevention-programs increase students’ school connectedness and reduce their likelihood of dropping out of school.

We can tailor our programs to address the unique needs of each individual school.

Examples of our available services include:

  • Core Mental Health Services
  • Screening & Assessing
  • Linking and Referrals
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Person Centered Treatment Planning
  • Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
  • Psycho Educational Workshops for Teachers
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Psychiatric Consultation & Evaluation
  • Case Management
  • Educational Support and Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Skills Building Assistance