The Lake View Care Team

What is a CARE Team?

The CARE Team is a school-based group of behavioral health staff (Counseling Team, Social Worker, Psychologists, and school Administrators) that addresses the needs of a school’s at-risk students. Our CARE Team meets once a week with the purpose of coordinating individualized support services to meet the specific needs of Lake View students.

What does a CARE Team do?

  • Integrates services into a multi-tiered system of supports.
  • Builds on capacity and address needs of the individual school.
  • Uses referral and screening protocols to match students to appropriate intervention(s).
  • Provides evidence-based interventions that address students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  • Collaborates with school personnel and community-based organizations to provide and/or coordinate services and form a web of support.
  • Collects, interprets, and reports on data to improve quality of services.

How does a student get referred to the CARE Team?

A student can be referred by a parent, teacher, counselor, or other member to be screened for services. Please contact your student's counselor with any questions.

What types of services & supports are available to students?

Lake View students are eligible to receive a number of different social & emotional supports from a variety of school-based clinicians and external community partners. These include individual and group counseling, anger management support, trauma-based therapy, and substance use counseling. See the table below for more information.

Intervention Brief Description Provider Students Appropriate for Intervention
Individual Counseling
Individual therapy for students needing additional support for everything, including depression, anxiety, stress management, and other personal issues. Appointments available during the school day
Erie Health Center
Those in need of social & emotional support.
Substance Use & Mental Health Counseling
Individual and/or small-group counseling aimed at helping students developing a better understanding of their use and utilize healthier coping mechanisms for dealing with negative emotions.
Youth Outreach Services (YOS)
Using drugs and alcohol as a means of coping with social/emotional issues
Think First
Small-group program designed to help students better understand anger, recognize their own triggers, and learn how to self-monitor and make better decisions. (Scroll down for more info.)
Lake View Staff
Impulsive and have difficulty making good decisions
Small-group program designed to relieve symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), depression, and anxiety in youth who have been exposed to traumatic events. (Scroll down for more info.)
Lake View Staff
Those known to have experienced trauma/stressor
Referrals for External Services/Evaluations
For students and families interested in receiving services that are not available at Lake View. This includes, but is not limited to, individual and group counseling, family therapy, psychiatric evaluations, inpatient/outpatient hospitalization, and more.
Lake View Staff
Those with needs exceeding services available within a school setting

More Info

Group Counseling

Think First

The Think First program is a pull-out, small-group skills training intervention that utilizes the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  The program helps students better understand anger, recognize their own anger triggers, learn replacement behaviors, set goals, and practice self-monitoring.   Think First has a strong research base and can be flexibly adapted to the needs of students from eighth to twelfth grade.  Teachers are enlisted to work collaboratively with clinicians and help students use their new skill set in the classroom.  Parents should also be brought into the process as much as possible and open communication between the school and the home is encouraged.

CBITS: Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (for Trauma Survivors)

CBITS is a skill-based group intervention developed to relieve symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and general anxiety in students who have been exposed to trauma.  The program can be used with students ages 8 – 18 and uses six cognitive behavioral techniques: Psychoeduation, relaxation training, cognitive therapy, exposure therapy and social problem solving.  The group is usually composed of 6 – 8 students who meet for one hour or class period weekly for 10 weeks.  In addition, this curriculum includes 1- 3 individual sessions for each student and sessions to help educate parents and teachers about the effects of trauma in youth.