Queens, N.Y., High School Increases Student Mental Health Services as Part of National Caring for Kids Program

Increasing the capacity, quality, and reimbursement of school-based mental health services

Staff at the Franklin K. Lane High School Student Health Center expanded mental health services by increasing service capacity, quality of care and reimbursement.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national program, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.

It was a site in a grant program run by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, called Caring for Kids: Expanding Dental and Mental Health Services through School-Based Health Centers.

Key Results

  • The Franklin K. Lane Student Health Center increased use of evidence-based tools (assessments and therapies that research has shown to be effective), case conferences and staff training to improve quality of care.

  • The Franklin K. Lane Student Health Center screened about 95 percent of students who registered at the health center for mental health problems and increased the proportion of students who received mental health services when a screening identified a mental health issue.