School Intervention Program

School Intervention Program
What is SCIP?
The School Intervention Program (SCIP) is a service designed to identify areas of need for youth and their families in the city of Suffolk and respond to crises as they arise. Youth and their families will have an advocate to identify community based resources, link and coordinate these services and monitor progress. SCIP also provides direct access to other WTCSB services including outpatient therapy and other forms of ongoing mental health intervention.

What Would Be Reasons for Referral? 

• Emotional Disturbances
• Mental Health Challenges
• Threats to harm self or others
• Difficulty focusing or disruptive behaviors
• Bullying type behaviors
• Sudden/recent changes to living situations
• Economic crises
• Truancy
• LGBTQ+ specific needs

Who is Eligible?
WTCSB has partnered with Suffolk Public Schools to place a case manager on site at each of the elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. All youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade have the potential to be eligible for services. A referral should be completed for initial screening to assess program eligibility.

For more information, please contact:

Northgate Suffolk, Mental Health Center
1000 Commercial Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 942-1069

SCIP Supervisor:
Chiquita Merrill
[email protected]

Brochure Links HERE and HERE