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Amergis Bolsters Mental Health Support for Students in Florida School District

Author: Darian Khalilpour
Date: December 20, 2023
Tags: Brand, Educational Staffing, News, Spotlight

Every day the team at Amergis Educational Staffing takes steps to ensure we are creating the best possible experience for the clients, professionals, and communities we serve. As part of that effort, Amergis has dedicated itself to providing our communities with resources that can help them tackle any obstacles they face, including the growing nationwide mental health crisis. As the prevalence of mental health related challenges has grown, so has the awareness around how to support those who are impacted, with one method being increasing access to mental health services for people of all ages, including students. That is where Amergis was proud to step in and help one local community in Florida.

The Amergis team was recently highlighted by a local news station for partnering with the Collier County Public School District (CCPS) to get their students diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties extra help at school. To accomplish this, the school district contracted Amergis at the beginning of the school year to provide consenting students and parents in their district with School Intervention Therapist (SIT) services, which include working with students who have mental health or behavioral challenges to identify their needs, develop intervention plans, and ensure that those plans are effectively implemented.

“We don’t do family therapy. We’re not having mom and dad come in with their child and working through issues like that. It’s really, the goal is so much different because the goal isn’t to fix a child, for lack of a better word. It’s to help them pursue their academic potential,” Rick Duggan, Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education at CCPS, tells FOX 4 Now.

The program was so successful that the school district voted to increase its budget by over 70%, and keep that budget increase in place through the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Amergis takes pride in the efforts of our team to help the Collier County School community provide the best educational environment possible because as a company one of our main missions is to always prioritize the delivery of the highest quality services, which leads to positive results in the development of our communities. This example is just one of the many ways the Amergis team strives to help better the communities we serve in. Whether it be with finding staffing, or getting support for non-staffing related matters, the Amergis is here to help.

Connect with Amergis Staffing today to learn more about how we can serve your organization or community.

To read the full news story highlighting Amergis’s efforts click here.

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