Behavioral Health Service Department
The Behavioral Health Services Department (BHS) provides services and supports to all Boston Public Schools. BHS staff recognize the critical connection between behavioral health and academic and social success at school. In addition to providing leadership around the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model, services and supports include psycho-educational evaluations and social evaluations; crisis work; Student Support Team and School-based Management support; individual and group counseling; non-IEP social skills groups; teacher, principal and parent consultation; professional development. The Behavioral Health Services Department is guided by the tenets and domains of practice of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Safe and Supportive School Framework developed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Behavioral Health and Public Schools Task Force.