If you have any concerns about your child’s behavioral health, your school counselor is prepared to help. The Office of Prevention and Intervention supports the work of the counselor through training and consultation.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) also provides a wide variety of behavioral health services in schools and in the community through a network of agencies, and collaborates with the Philadelphia School District. Your school counselor has resources to connect you with Children and Youth Services and Community Behavioral Health Services.

Recognizing warning signs of behavioral health issues in your child is the first step in prevention and positive intervention. Please see our pages on Suicide Prevention for resources.

Know what to do when your child is having a behavioral health emergency by clicking here.