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K-12 Behavioral Health

Ensure every child gets access to the behavioral care they need.

Color’s behavioral and mental health offering is designed to bring timely, age- and culturally-appropriate care to more students, earlier.

  • Timely connection to screening and counseling 
  • Integrated into school curricula
  • In-network for Medicaid and Medicare
  • Multilingual, age- and culturally-appropriate
  • Prevention and response training for staff and families

Child and adolescent behavioral health is an emerging public health crisis.

1 to 1,807

Ratio of practicing child and adolescent psychiatrists to children who need care1

>1 in 5

Number of children living below 100% of the federal poverty level who had a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder2

4 in 10

Number of educators who report being burnt out ‘always’ or ‘very often’ at work, yet educators are often the first to notice mental health problems3,4

All Students Behavioral Health

Color Behavioral Health Availability

Quickly connect to counselors

Children and adolescents deserve better access to care, faster. We connect any child or adolescent needing support to resources and a licensed care professional on-demand, typically within 48 hours.

Color Behavioral Health Product

Culturally- and age-appropriate, in multiple languages

Children and adolescents need care that is specific to their needs and situation. Our extensive provider network means students can get care that is linguistically, culturally, and developmentally appropriate.

Behavioral Health Classroom

No student left behind

Our solution ensures underserved and vulnerable students get and maintain access to the care that they need.

  • Simple instructions and consent management
  • Multi-language support
  • Web or low-tech sign-up and phone or video sessions
  • Integration with school curricula or available at home
  • In-network for Medicaid and Medicare
  • Availability of providers on weekends, mornings, evenings, and more
Behavioral Health Staff Family Support

Staff and family support

To support teachers and families who may already be overwhelmed, we coordinate prevention and response training for educators and families to recognize signs of mental health challenges or substance use — and to know how to access support.

How Color can partner with you

Services to support students

Icon Screening Platform

Accessible universal or targeted screening platform

Our configurable, HIPAA-compliant screening model allows multiple approaches to identifying students in need, earlier. We offer simple web-based or alternate screening flows in multiple languages, manage consent, and can target specific populations or conditions with clinically-validated tools.

Connect to Care

Quickly connect to care

Color’s 50-state clinical network supports phone- and video-based consultations with licensed, high-quality coaches, therapists (including LCSWs and LMFTs), and licensed psychiatrists, typically within 48 hours for those in need — as well as a triage line for acute needs. Our providers accept Medicaid and Medicare patients.

Health Handoffs

Handoffs and referral management for continuity of care

We seamlessly collect consent and HIPAA authorization from patients or guardians to allow for secure record sharing. We provide referrals and warm handoffs to support systems for ongoing and acute patient needs. After care, we ensure follow-up protocols based on the assessment.

Icon Appropriate Care

Appropriate and diverse care

Our network of diverse counselors allows students to choose the care that they’re most comfortable with based on preferred language, availability, and cultural experience.

Group and Peer Therapy

Group- and peer-based mental health approach

Our cost-effective group- and peer-based mental health approach is built on Mood Lifters’ clinically-validated platform. This critical, community-oriented model can improve symptoms, including a nearly 50% symptom reduction among participants with moderate to severe anxiety and depression.

Services to support schools and districts

Insurance Billing

Insurance billing

We provide insurance billing as a service, including billing management, Medicaid enrollment, and other billing support for district administrators.

Training Support

Training and support

We provide educators, faculty, and families with training, support, and support hotlines to empower them to confidently recognize warning signs, respond to crisis interventions, manage insurance situations, and more.

Program Reporting

Program reporting

We offer dashboards for program administrators to see real-time reporting on utilization, outcomes, and risks to ensure the right kind of care is reaching your school or district.

HIPPA Compliant

HIPAA-compliant platform

We ensure our platforms are HIPAA-compliant. We protect the integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI), and ensure children’s online privacy, always.

Color Behavioral Health Schools

For Schools

1 in 5 adolescents aged 9-17 have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder, yet no state has an adequate supply of child psychiatrists.5 Our model improves preventive screening to identify more at-risk youth earlier and ensures they get age-appropriate care.

Color Behavioral Health Publichealth

For Public Health Partners

There are over 6,000 mental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) in the US. Color’s model connects underserved populations to culturally-appropriate resources in multiple languages, no matter where they are.

Let’s get started.

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  1. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Workforce Issues, April 2019 
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children’s Mental Health Data & Statistics
  3. Gallup, K-12 Workers Have Highest Burnout Rate in U.S. by Stephanie Market and Sangeeta Agrawal, June 2022
  4., For Educators, April 2022
  5. Milbank Memorial Fund, Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care: Considerations and Opportunities for Policymakers, Planners, and Providers by Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD, MA, Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, and Jennifer W. Kaminski, PhD, March 2017