Mr. Harris' Blog

Welcome... I hope this blog can be useful, particularly to parents and the community, as another way to stay connected to what's going on around McNair. Find out more about McNair school counseling by clicking around the blog or reading my program brochure. Students can use my "Mr. Harris Please Help" form to let me know they need to chat. Please browse around and contact me (aharris@hazelwoodschools.org/314-953-4708) if you just cannot find what you're looking for! It's my pleasure to serve McNair and the community.

Child just needs more help?

Here are a couple options for therapy at no charge:
- Family Solutions for Kids offers a great variety of services to meet the needs of children and their families including therapy and psychiatric services (brochure).
- Community Psychological Service (at UMSL) offers therapy for children & families for a variety of concerns. Psychological evaluation is also offered.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Children's Mental Health Services Very Accessible (in St. Louis County)

Though the "St. Louis County Children's Service Fund" (keepingkidsfirst.org) began collecting revenue in 2008, I was not aware until recently on just how extensive the services made available would be.  A presentation by Lutheran Children and Family Services representative, plus a handout with detailed descriptions during the same session opened my eyes to the plethora of previously costly services now made free or very low cost to the average family.  One great example is the organization Kids in the Middle, which helps kids and families navigate the changes that come with divorce.  Previously, parents often reported back that services were too costly.  Now, the services are supplemented by the service fund.