Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental health care coordination, has been selected to partner with the Fort Worth ISD to support behavioral and mental healthcare referrals for its nearly 80,000 students, their families and staff members.
Care Solace equips school districts with a web-based tool that makes it easier for students, families and staff to connect with mental health care resources and providers in their communities.
“School is more than a place to learn, it’s a place where students come to feel embraced, included and supported,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.
The partnership between the FWISD and Care Solace helps to quickly connect students and their families with providers that treat mental health and substance use disorders.
Help is available through:
- Online therapy
- Residential inpatient training
- Outpatient treatment
- Detox Centers
- Family Counseling
“We chose to expand our continuum of support with Care Solace because of their unique ability to further our commitment to finding solutions that strengthen the health and safety of our learning community,” said Michael Steinert, associate superintendent of student support services.
According to Child Trends, quick and easy access to evidence-based intervention offers the best opportunity to reduce the burden of economic and health costs associated with mental health disorders. Care Solace’s care navigation system uses proprietary technology and the largest database of behavioral and mental healthcare resources in California to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.
Families of Fort Worth ISD will also have access to an around-the-clock Care Concierge team, where experts guide families through processes related to insurance, provider availability, wait times and scheduling.
The Care Concierge team is standing by 24/7/365 by phone – 888-515-0595; by email – www.caresolace.com/fortworth.
“By partnering with a mission-driven school district like FWISD, we’re paving a new path forward to connect students to verified community-based resources in times of need. There are many barriers that make it difficult for schools and families to get mental health care. We want to lift that burden so they can focus on what’s most important – getting well,” Care Solace founder Chad Castruita said.
Please note, Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255.