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Olathe Public Schools is proud to have our buildings staffed with school counselors and school social workers that can provide support to students.  In addition to these resources, we have partnerships with many community providers to ensure that our students and and families have access to supports that meet their needs.

School Mental Health Resources (Available District Wide):

H.E.L.P. Clinic: The H.E.L.P. Clinic’s goal is to support Olathe parents and students with the education and training opportunities that will have a positive impact on the quality of a student’s educational experiences and life, and Help Each Live Productively.

Download the Clinic brochure:  English   Spanish

The H.E.L.P. Clinic operates in cooperation with the Olathe Public Schools and outside community agencies. For many, the clinic provides a convenient, inexpensive and supportive resource for dealing with various challenging situations surrounding students or families.

  • Individual and family counseling consists of short-term counseling (six sessions) for students and their families.
  • Parenting classes are designed for parents interested in improving their parenting skills. The class uses the “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” material developed by the Cline/Fay Institute. For parents who want to raise children who are self-confident, motivated and ready for the real world, it is designed to help parents find the right answers and actions for those difficult moments during child rearing.
  • Social skills classes serve those who need help in relating to and getting along with other students. These are structured classes in which a teaching format is used. For fourth-grade through 12th-grade students, classes are scheduled by age group and when minimum enrollments have been achieved.
  • Play therapy is a technique where the child’s natural means of expression, namely play, is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/her in coping with stress or life difficulties. Play therapy is used effectively at the H.E.L.P. Clinic with children ages 5 to 8 years old. This method allows the child to manipulate the world on a smaller scale, something that cannot be done in the child’s everyday environment. By playing with specially selected materials, and with the guidance of a person who reacts in a designated manner, the child plays out his/her feelings, bringing hidden emotions to the surface where he/she can face them and cope with them.

School Mental Health Resources (Available in Specific Schools):

Please note, providers with an asterisk (*) have services available during the school day at the schools listed.  In addition, in order to help provide needed support and interventions during the school day, we strongly suggest you reach out to your child’s school counselor. 

Services provided in the schools are fee-based, but financial assistance is available.  If you are in a financial situation in which you are unable to pay for mental health supports, please contact your child’s school counselor. 

Please contact your student’s school counselor for school-based appointments with the provider at your student’s school. 

 

*Clinical Associates PA Olathe South High School

California Trail Middle School

Chisholm Trail Middle School

Frontier Trail Middle School

Indian Trail Middle School

Oregon Trail Middle School

Summit Trail Middle School

 

*Friend’s University Therapists

Contact your student’s counselor for an appointment. All services are free. Parents are required to attend an initial intake appointment.

Central Elementary

Havencroft Elementary

*Health Partnership Clinic Olathe North High School

Olathe East High School

*Kids TLC Prairie Trail Middle School

Santa Fe Tail Middle School

*Renew Forestview Elementary
*Responsive Centers Olathe Northwest High School

Olathe West High School

Mission Trail

 

 

*Various Private Practices Pioneer Trail Middle School

Indian Creek Elementary

Rolling Ridge Elementary

 

 

More Partnerships and Opportunities are on the way for our students.  Check back frequently as we create new pathways of accessibility for our students and families!

 

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Written By: John Laffoon Date posted: September 30, 2016