Nexus-PATH Targeted School Case Management is a strengths-based service designed to support and supplement traditional supports available in the school. The goal of the service is to enhance the student’s functioning within the home, school, and community.
What is School Case Management?
Our school case managers work closely with the student, their family and the student’s support team (e.g., educators, therapists, childcare providers, etc.) to build relationships and implement an individualized care plan. School case managers meet with the student, family, and teachers regularly to assess the student’s needs and strengths, advocate for the student, link the student to appropriate services and monitor those services to determine any further needs. School case managers are committed to meeting with the student and/or their families at school, home, daycare, or any other location that is convenient for the student and their family.
In order to qualify for this service, the student must be Medicaid eligible, display a significant functional impairment, and have a mental health diagnosis.
This service is a unique collaboration between Nexus-PATH Family Healing and school districts through a formal MOU. The case manager is employed by Nexus-PATH but works from the school building, essentially becoming part of the school staff.
Examples of Services Activities
- Gathering a student’s history, identifying needs/strengths
- Writing a care plan that specifies goals and actions to address whole-child needs
- Assuring active participation of the student and their family in education through home-visits
- Setting up necessary services and appointments
- Connecting the student to extra-curricular activities
- Assisting with transportation to achieve goals outlined in care plan.
- Teaching and practicing coping skills with student
- Supporting the family with basic needs