Community Health + Violence Prevention

At BPNC, we are committed to providing quality mental health services to our partnered community schools. Our Community Health and Violence Prevention Department is dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the support they need to thrive both academically and personally.

Our team is composed of highly skilled clinicians who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our students. Each of our partnered schools has a dedicated clinician who works closely with the counseling department to provide wrap-around support to students who are struggling with personal or academic issues.

In addition to our clinical team, our team of Promotoras de Salud work within the community enrolling residents into medical insurance, providing nutrition workshops, and creating healthy habits for the mind and body through charlas and fitness instruction.

We believe that early intervention is key to preventing violence and promoting healthy communities. We work with students, parents, and community members to identify risk factors and develop strategies for preventing violence in our community.

​We are proud of the work we do and the impact we have on the lives of our students. We believe that every child deserves access to quality mental health services, and we are committed to making that a reality in our community.

BPNC is currently providing nine of our community school partners with mental health service providers.  We strive to integrate mental health services into the disciplinary infrastructure at each school, especially:  behavioral modification, anti-bullying initiatives, and positive decision-making skill building groups.

This effort represents a significant victory in our ability to fully meet the needs of community youth and families.  By integrating School-Based Mental Health services with our Full-Service Community Service Initiatives, we are developing strategies to further transform participants into community leaders who effectively advocate for themselves and their community.