Therapeutic School – Council Bluffs Campus
The Heartland Family Service Therapeutic School – Council Bluffs Campus offers innovative academic and therapeutic services for special education K-12 students with major mental health diagnoses. The centerutilizes the trauma-informed care, collaborative, and proactive solution approaches.
Academic coursework is provided by special education teachers, and mental health services are supplemented with individual, group, and family therapy. Mental health clinicians identify and treat underlying emotional and psychiatric problems that are obstacles in the student’s academic, social, and/or emotional progress. Students are able to receive weekly consultation from a psychiatrist, and medication management is also provided.
Comprehensive wraparound services assist the student and family to begin a healing journey. Family involvement is heavily emphasized in this trauma-sensitive treatment setting. The Therapeutic School – Council Bluffs Campus’ renovated Sensory Room assists students with autism and sensory processing disorders. Recreational Therapy is another essential aspect which consists of art, music, and physical activities.
Iowa: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, & Union Counties.
Eligibility & Fees
All students must have a mental health diagnosis, a referral from home school district in agreement with the Council Bluffs Consortium and have an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP).