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Hancock County, IA: District partners with mental health provider for 'at school' appointments

Nov 12, 2018, KIOW, Forest City, IA: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Schools Add In-School Behavioral Health Services

Hancock County Health System is teaming up with the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Community School District to provide “at school” appointments for students who need behavioral health services. … There are several benefits of the partnerships according to Licensed Mental Health Counselor Ashley Shelanski of HCHS Clinics. “We want to help address the needs in an environment that is comfortable and familiar with the students,” said Shelanski, who will visit all of the schools facilities on a weekly basis. The second advantage is convenience as students and their parents no longer have to leave school or work to have access to appointments. …

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