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Mental Health Resources for Parents

Berks County Mental Health Resources for Parents

Children face very different challenges in today's society than you may have experienced at their age. Students need your support more than ever. This website is intended help you with resources to help you navigate mental health issues as a parent with confidence.

"Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it."


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Who can help at my child's school?

School Counselor

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. 

School Counselors can help all students:

  • Apply academic achievement strategies

  • Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills

  • Plan for postsecondary options (higher education,
    military, work force)

In a school setting they provide:

  • Individual student academic planning and goal setting school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards

  • Short-term counseling to students

  • Referrals for long-term support

  • Collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/community for student success

  • Advocacy for students at individual education plan

  • Meetings and other student-focused meetings

  • Data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges acting as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement and opportunities for all students

Social Worker

Services to Parents & Families: 

  • Working with parents to facilitate their support in their children’s school adjustment.

  • Alleviating family stress to enable the child to function more effectively in school &community.

  • Assisting parents to access programs available to students with special needs.

  • Assisting parents in accessing and utilizing school and community resources.


Services to Students:

  • Providing crisis intervention.

  • Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success.

  • Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management.

  • Helping the child develop appropriate social interaction skills.

  • Assisting the child in understanding and accepting self and others.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The student assistance program, also known as SAP, is in every school district in Berks County and is meant to help students and parents get the resources and support they need. 

Anyone can refer a student to SAP inside or outside of the school setting if they feel they need help.

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