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School-based Mental Health Resources


School-based Men​tal Health Resources
Volusia County Schools School-Based Mental Health Providers ​​​
School-Based Mental Health Services Navigating the Journey

Volusia County Schools has an agreement with six community mental health agencies (Halifax Behavioral Services, Devereux, ADAPT Behavioral Services, Children’s Home Society, Chrysalis Health, and Big Bear Behavioral Health)
to provide mental health services to our students who are at risk of severe emotional disturbance.  SBMHS include a broad spectrum of assessment, prevention, intervention, postvention, counseling, consultation, and referral activity and services.  These services are essential to a school’s ability to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. 

In VCS, majority of the school-based mental services are provided by the school-employed school social workers, school counselors & school psychologists who are trained in school system functioning and learning as well as mental health. 
We also have our school health nurses and behavioral specialists and other ESE/SS staff and administrative teams who are part of our team.  Altogether with our community partners, we focus on our student’s health and wellness and on how students’ behavior and mental health impacts their ability to learn and be successful in school. 


Halifax Behavioral Services

Halifax Behavioral Services Referral and Descriptor

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Outpatient Services Overview
Devereux Outpatient Services Referral Form


ADAPT Brochure
ADAPT Behavioral Services Referral Process
ADAPT Consent Form
ADAPT Referral Form

Children's Home Society

Children's Home Society Descriptor
Children's Home Society Referral Process for Schools
Children's Home Society Referral form
Children's Home Society Authorization to Release Confidential Information
Children's Home Society Insurance document


Chrysalis Descriptor and Referral form

Big Bear Behavioral Health

Big Bear Referral and Descriptor



VCS Outlook Web Access
VCS Staff Applications