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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Memorandum of Agreement with Chrysalis Health (Chrysalis) (Academic Support and Federal Programs Division)
Chrysalis is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare agency that serves people of all ages throughout South Florida.  The Chrysalis team consists of over 450 dedicated members including therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, administrators, and support staff.  Chrysalis serves children, adolescents, and families in multiple settings including schools, homes, and clinics. 

Upon approval of this agreement, Chrysalis and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) will develop a rich partnership designed to meet the mental health needs of HCPS students.  The agreement will establish a framework for collaboration that will provide targeted students access to school-based interventions.  Elementary, middle, and high schools will be identified based on the needs of the students and the capacity to serve the identified needs.

Interventions will be provided as needed to students and their families and will include screening and assessment; counseling at school and home; fostering family involvement and group counseling services; coordination of health/medical care and psychiatric services; assistance with managing symptoms; education and skill-building for youth; and linkages to additional community resources.
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Chrysalis will bill the health insurance provider of the student and/or family.  Families will receive assistance with health insurance applications as needed.  All students will be eligible for services regardless of their ability to pay.  The district will ensure each targeted school provides work space to maintain the confidentiality of the child and/or family.
Chrysalis will work in collaboration with district personnel to garner appropriate information to complete all required reporting.  Data reports will include statistical information that will include, indicate, and/or improve the provision of the number of students served and the agreed upon outcome measured as identified by each school.
Kristine Hensley, Supervisor, Student Services
Holly Saia, Ed.S. Director, Student Services Division
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent   Van Ayres
Academic Support and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
  Deputy Superintendent
(813) 272-4895
    C 3.01
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 3.01