The Heartland Family Service Therapeutic School is an innovative program that provides academic and therapeutic programming for special education students with major mental health diagnoses. The school utilizes 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 wrap-around services assist the student and family to begin a healing journey. Family involvement is heavily emphasized in this trauma-sensitive treatment setting.
Eligibility: Students must be referred by their local district within the Iowa counites of Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, and