Telement – the Telehealth Provider for Florida Schools – announced the official launch of their new website that highlights the services available to Florida schools to help them meet the requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 7030). This bill serves to provide accessible mental health services to at-risk middle and high school students “who are referred to a school-based or community-based mental health service provider for mental health screening for the identification of mental health concerns and ensure that the assessment of students at risk for mental health disorders occurs within 15 days of referral.”
The new site offers visitors a fresh look along with streamlined access for school counselors and administrators to learn how Telement can become an extension of their counseling staff as well as how they can do this in a safe, secure, and virtual environment.
“This is a win-win-win for students, their families, and the schools that serve them,” said Dr. Stacie Herrera, Owner of Telement which is based in Bradenton, Florida. When a school team identifies an at-risk student, the School is then required by law to address the student’s social and emotional needs within 15 days. “By partnering with Telement, our team of mental health professionals will work with you to understand the needs of the at-risk student and provide therapeutic support within the 15-day threshold. We work hand-in-hand with your school and caregivers throughout the entire process, helping to keep everyone informed along the way.”
Senate Bill 7030 was enacted after the February 14, 2018, school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Details surrounding the school shooting brought to light the significant mental health history of the perpetrator, thus creating a sense of urgency about providing needed mental health support for students. Telement provides this support through interventions focused on identified behaviors, concerns, and a student’s unique personal goals. Data-based decision-making will drive intervention goals, intensity and duration.
Telement’s goal is to meet the emotional and mental health needs of students in a time and place that is comfortable for them online. All counselors, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to sign up for one of our free demos to learn more about who we are, how we can collaborate, and how to obtain the funding needed to bring mental health programs in schools. The live Telement Demos occur every Thursday from 10 AM – 11 AM EST.
About Telement Therapy
Telement Therapy (www.telementtherapy.com) is a group of licensed professionals who provide therapeutic support to middle and high school students using a secure HIPAA-compliant virtual environment. Our team is comprised of school psychologists, clinical social workers and mental health clinicians who receive additional training to become certified tele-behavioral health professionals. Telement is based in Bradenton, Florida.