Emotional Well-Being Print E-mail
Written by Judy Hoffman, District Nurse   
Your child's emotional health can affect their performance in school, their ability to make friends and their ability to get along with you. Checking on your child's emotional health is just as important as having their vision and hearing tested. The Ithaca City School District is offering free screening for all school-aged children as a commitment to their emotional well-being. We are partnering with the Tompkins County Child and Family Clinic Plus to make this screening possible.
 
If you are interested in having your child screened, please print and complete the consent form and return it to your child's school nurse in a sealed envelope labeled Tompkins County Child and Family Clinic Plus.
  • Elementary school (K-5) parents or guardians should download and complete the attached screening form, and enclose it in the envelope along with the consent form.
  • Middle school or the high school students will complete a brief questionnaire at school. This process will take place during the school day and typically takes only 15-20 minutes.
Parents and guardians of children (kindergarten through 12th grades) that have been screened will receive results of the screening from the clinic. If the screening indicates there are issues needing further assessment, you will be contacted by phone. Information about options will be discussed and you will be offered an appointment for your child to come to the Clinic. If the screening indicates that there are no current issues needing follow-up, you will receive a letter from Child and Family Clinic Plus informing you of those findings. The information and responses on the screening form are considered confidential. The results will not be shared with school personnel unless you make that request.
 
Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to have your child's emotional well-being screened. The initial screening is offered at no cost to you. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child's school nurse. You may also contact Joe Lyman or Yvonne Starner at the Tompkins County Mental Health Clinic at (607) 274-6200.
 
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 October 2010 )
 
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