Access Institute | In-School Mental Health
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Commitment, caring and continuity- the three most important things we provide to children and families in the schools.

We work with children who have endured a lot of trauma—divorce, homelessness, death of a parent, domestic violence, and life-threatening illness. We serve kids on the Autism spectrum, as well as kids with ADHD, other brain-based issues and hard to diagnose learning disabilities. Starting with a thorough evaluation, we work to understand all the pieces (including history, racial and cultural factors) and provide treatments tailored to their needs.

Ours is a team-based approach with parents, teachers, school staff and our therapists. And our interventions are multi-level with therapy for the children and consultation and education to families, the teachers and staff. We are there for all of them for as long as it takes. We work to heal childhood trauma, build healthier families and more supportive school environments.

Our services are free to the children and families at Glen Park, Grattan, Harvey Milk, Hillcrest, Sanchez and Tenderloin Elementary Schools in San Francisco.