Program Description:

Our Project Access program is uniquely positioned to address the ever-growing mental health services gap our at-risk students and families face. Few mental health providers are allowed on school campuses to provide services. However, due to our affiliate’s strong relationship with local school districts, CIS-SA Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) are permitted on campus during the school day. They provide targeted prevention and intervention services to students struggling with social-emotional and behavioral issues that might otherwise affect their academic achievement and quality-of-life. The ultimate goal of Project Access is to prevent escalation of behaviors that may lead to truancy, delinquency, self-harm or violence, and to foster closer connections between mental health providers and schools.

Meet our Licensed Professional Counselors. From left to right: Valerie K, Chris C., Lynn S., John A. and Serenity E.

Program Availability:

All schools who partner with CIS-SA (K-12) can request our Project Access team. Check out the list of schools we serve. 

How CIS-SA Students Are Enrolled:

Students and families are screened and referred by the CIS-SA Site Coordinator to a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The LPC completes a psychosocial assessment with parents/guardians and with each student, develops a treatment plan, provides individual and/or family counseling, and coordinates other support services.

Questions?

To learn more about Project Access, please contact our Director of Programs, Cindy Alvarado at CAlvarado@cissa.org or 210.520.8440 Ext. 242