Atchison Academy is a comprehensive academic and mental health program made possible by Atchison Public Schools USD 409 and The Guidance Center. In this program, students requiring specialized mental health services and special education services can continue their education in a supportive environment while having their emotional needs addressed.
Multi-Disciplinary Child Protection Team (MDCPT) was formed in 2001 in Atchison and Leavenworth counties to provide coordinated services for parents and caregivers of school-aged children and youth experiencing challenges at home, in school and in the community. The links below contain a printable brochure about the MDCPT and the required referral form. Additionally, a satisfaction survey is provided for you to provide feedback on the quality of services provided by the MDCPT.
John Dewey Learning Academy is a comprehensive academic and mental health program for students in Jefferson County and USD 377. In this program, students requiring specialized mental health services and special education services can continue their education in a supportive environment while having their emotional needs addressed.
Projects for Assistance in Transitioning from Homelessness (PATH) supports people who are experiencing mental illness/substance abuse issues and are experiencing homelessness or the risk of homelessness. The primary goal of The Guidance Centerís program is to identify homeless individuals with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, encourage them to access treatment services, and to connect them with organizations and resources that can assist them with obtaining permanent housing.
Early Childhood Program
The Early Childhood Program at TGC focuses on children from ages 3-7 who are experiencing behavioral or emotional issues that interfere with their relationships within family, social or educational settings. Our goal is to provide appropriate intervention at a young age so that each child can be successful at home, school and community.A part of this program, Serving Tykes At Risk (STAR) focuses on children who have not yet entered kindergarten (ages 3-5) to address and respond to behavioral concerns before a child is placed in a forman school setting.
The Supported Employment program is designed especially for individuals requiring specialized services in order to maintain successful community living. In this program, individuals are supported in their search for employment and receive training to further develop their job skills. Potential candidates receive assistance during the hiring process, orientation, and training. Supported Employment services are available at no cost to clients.
Teens Achieving, Reaching, Growing, Exploring and Transitioning (TARGET) is a psychosocial program available for high school age clients in Atchison and Leavenworth counties. This program works in conjuction with local high schools to assist teens with learning and practicing the life skills needed to transition successfully to adulthood.
Youth Elementary Services (YES) is a school-based psychosocial program available to students attending Jefferson County North Elementary/Middle School. In this program students requiring specialized mental health services and special education services can continue their education in a supportive environment while having their emotional needs addressed.