Mental Health Supports – Social Emotional

Level: Elementary and Middle School (center or district-based programs)
Recommended Ratio: Elementary and Middle School (K-8) 8:1:2

Students in this program:

  • have one or more mental health and have a history of trauma and school failure.
  • present with significant difficulty with self-regulation.
  • demonstrate significant difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships.
  • have significant difficulty with adult authority and classroom routines.
  • have difficulty with transitions.
  • have significant delays in social emotional development.
  • struggle academically because of their unavailability for learning due to their inability to handle frustration and the rigor demanded instructionally.
  • ultimately they could be working toward a Regents diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) or NYSAA.
  • benefit from frequent pre-sets and changes in activities.
  • require an intensive staff ratio in a highly structured classroom environment.