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Harrisonville, MO: District partners with mental health provider; school officials 'excited'

Sept 4, 2018, Cass County Democrat Missourian: Harrisonville schools bolster mental health efforts https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/cass-county-demo/article217833300.html The Harrisonville School District is now collaborating with Compass Health/Pathways to provide school-based therapy by licensed mental health professionals at no cost or liability to the district. Pathways will hire the therapists, and the school will notify the therapists about needs. Students experiencing emotional or behavioral issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma or substance abuse can then receive therapy during school hours. The service is for students who don’t have Individualized Education Plans and are on Medicaid or eligible for it. Pathways will bill through Medicaid. … “We are excited to get this school-based therapy program up and running in Harrisonville,” Assistant Superintendent Dan Erholtz said in a news release. …