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School Based Services

What Are School Based Services?

School based counselors help students that are struggling socially or academically and their families. They also serve as consultants to the staff on more successful interventions that not only can deescalate a situation but also build trust at the same time.

How Does It Work?

Masters-level licensed counselors engage youth participation in the program through developing trusting relationships with the individual and families served. The counselors assist the students by:

  • completing mental health assessments
  • meeting with families to identify potential barriers
  • helping students and families understand what has happened to them
  • developing support around the student and their family
  • bridging families to resources within the community.

These counselors also help staff with students that are frequently disruptive in a class setting due to trauma and approach these students differently to reduce the behaviors and not exacerbate them using punitive and authoritative power based methods.

Which School Districts Have This Service?

Currently we have counselors in:

  • Geneva CSD
  • Lyons CSD

How Can My Child's School District Obtain This Service?

Contact your child's school and let them know about our service. If your child's school is interested in learning more about or obtaining our services they can call us at (315) 789-2613.

Links to Additional Information and Resources

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For more information about
School Based Services
call us today at

(315) 789-2613

Our Mission

To provide professional counseling and support services to individuals, children and families to improve the quality of their life at home and in the community.

Our Locations

Ontario County

Canandaigua & Geneva

Seneca County

Seneca Falls

Wayne County

Newark & Sodus

Yates County

Penn Yan

Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, familial or marital status, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex abuse or stalking, genetic information or characteristics, disability, membership or service in the U.S. Armed Forces or related status, or any other characteristic protected by federal and state laws.

Designed by Brian Rice