Frederick County Public Schools has partnered with the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County (CAC) through the school system’s Community Agency School Services (CASS) program. The goal is to support healing for students experiencing trauma and other challenges that impede learning.
The CAC is one of six CASS partner agencies providing psychotherapy services in the school setting. The others are Advanced Counseling Services, Behavioral Health Partners, Behavioral Health Services, BrookLane Health Services and Villa Maria of Frederick County. The CAC’s work to promote children’s well being through services that address maltreatment fits well with the school system’s mission to ensure that all students graduate ready to achieve a positive impact in the community.
“We expect more than 1,500 students will receive therapy services through the CAC and our other partnerships this school year,” says CASS Coordinator Kristen Spear. “Reaching students with this type of support is essential for equipping them to succeed in learning. Many could not access critical assistance the CAC and our other partners provide without this vital partnership, which makes delivery of services at the child’s school possible. We are pleased to be able to add the CAC to our list of providers and highly value the work they do with child abuse victims and their families.”
Since 1992, CASS has worked with community partners to coordinate services to support students in need, promoting school success for those experiencing social, emotional or behavioral challenges. For additional information, please contact FCPS Student Services Director Jet Reid, 301-644-5238.
Left to right in the photo: FCPS Community Agency School Services (CASS) Coordinator Pam Miller, Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County Director Lynn Davis, CASS Coordinators Corrina Nobis and Christina Karszen, FCPS Student Services Director Jet Reid and CASS Coordinator Kristen Spear