Returning to School Safely: How You Can Support Students and Families

The new school year is fast approaching and figuring out how to best meet the needs of students, staff and your community, while adhering to state and national guidelines, may feel challenging. One common recommendation: screening can help ensure students and families have the support they need. Mental health screening has specifically been highlighted as an important component for all students as they return to school during these stressful times.

Whether your community is going back in person, virtually or on a hybrid schedule we can help you meet screening recommendations with RAAPS.

The HIPAA compliant, cloud-based RAAPS platform provides comprehensive risk screening to ensure students are getting the support they need. Plus, with our integrated, secure, virtual counseling (utilizing your organization’s existing communication platform, like Zoom®, Microsoft Teams®, or Google Meet®) and remote screening capability (by text or email), the RAAPS system helps you in continuing to support youth and their families no matter what your school day looks like. 

Remote screening and video appointments are not just for during a pandemic, both features can help provide student and family support throughout the year, like during breaks, over the summer, etc. It’s worth putting in the effort now to help during social isolation and to empower you to provide a higher level of care and contact in the future.

Through our technology platform, we are also now able to offer a Back to School Readiness Assessment (including COVID-19 screening and resources) that can be customized to local testing sites and services, in addition to mental health specific screening tools.

We know there is a lot to consider when planning for the new school year, let us help ease your mental health screening concerns. Schedule a call with us today to learn more