School-Based Services

Juneau Youth Services’ School-Based Services (SBS) provides comprehensive therapeutic services to children in all school levels, including Head Start Programs in the Juneau School District. Our paraprofessional staff members provide both individual and group based support services in and out of the classroom setting, while our clinical staff members provide before or after-school therapy. By providing counseling, structure, and assistance, we strive to help students manage behaviors and emotions to feel successful in the mainstream school setting. Activity-based day programming is also provided during the summer and holiday breaks. SBS works with the following schools:

  • Gastineau Community School
  • Glacier Valley Elementary
  • Harborview Elementary
  • Riverbend Elementary
  • Mendenhall River Elementary
  • Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School
  • Floyd Dryden Middle School

Families interested in obtaining SBS can go through their school or JYS assessment center (789-7610.) Anyone can make a referral; however, JYS will not provide services to a young person without parent/guardian permission.

Visit the School Based Services Program Description page to read a comprehensive explanation of the School Based Services Program including service location, eligibility, staffing, funding, how to obtan school based services, and FY2021 goals.

All referrals to JYS are sent to the Assessment Center for an evaluation by a trained clinician. These clinicians conclude the evaluation with a set of recommendations, which can include School-Based Services. Assessments can take place either at the child’s school or a JYS location.

General Information, call: (907) 789-7610

Funding for the SBS programs is provided by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.