By Staff Reports
COMPTON—Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental healthcare coordination, has been selected by the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) to support behavioral and mental healthcare referrals for its students, families and staff members. Care Solace equips school districts with a web-based tool that makes it easier for students, families and staff to connect with mental healthcare resources and providers in their communities.
“Schools are more than places to learn, they are a source of social and emotional support. Whether you are a student or a school district employee, school is where we spend a significant portion of our day—it is a place where everyone should feel supported, secure and embraced, and with the onset of the pandemic, social distancing and now the holidays, mental health support is needed now more than ever,” said Darin Brawley, Superintendent. “We chose Care Solace for their unique ability to meet the needs of staff and students alike.”
According to Child Trends, quick and easy access to evidence-based intervention offers the best opportunity to reduce the burden of economic and health costs associated with mental health disorders. Care Solace’s care navigation system uses proprietary technology and the largest database of behavioral and mental healthcare resources in California to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.
Families of CUSD will also have access to an around-the-clock Care Concierge team, where experts guide families through processes related to insurance, provider availability, wait times and scheduling.
“By partnering with a mission-driven school district like Compton Unified, we’re paving a new path forward to connect students to verified community-based resources in times of need. There are many barriers that make it difficult for schools and families to get mental healthcare. We want to lift that burden so they can focus on what’s most important – getting well,” said Chad Castruita, founder of Care Solace. “We couldn’t be more proud to support Compton Unified in strengthening the wellbeing of their community.”
Care Solace provides the network necessary to help faculty, students and families determine when support is needed, and assists in coordinating community-based mental healthcare options. In areas with limited access to behavioral and mental healthcare resources and providers, professional counseling is available through online therapy sessions. Last year alone, more than 80,000 school staff and parents used the pre-screening tool, and at least 30,000 students received mental healthcare services as a result. Care Solace has facilitated an estimated 4,000 crisis interventions. Care Solace is now available to Compton Unified School District families and staff. For more information about Care Solace, please visit https://www.caresolace.com/site/compton.