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Positive Connections, school focusing on mental health of children

The only mental health initiative of its kind in Calcasieu Parish, Positive Connections holds grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their address on Weaver Road in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Positive Connections is a school that provides services to children within the Calcasieu Parish School System with serious mental health concerns.

The mission statement: "To empower the student with academic difficulties and mental health concerns to maximize their educational potential in close collaboration with family and community agencies."

The school is opened to residents of Calcasieu Parish who are Pre-K through High School. High School students are helped through hospital homebound services. High school students' mental health services are provided by Positive Connections.

There are currently 9 children enrolled. The maximum capacity at the school is 12 students.

Wayne Savoy, Superintendent of Schools for Calcasieu Parish boasts a 45 community agency collaboration. Savoy says when it comes to Positive Connections, there is a united front as it relates to mental disorders and issues that affect our children.

Project Director for Positive Connections, Ernest Fruge, says the school's grant is will end June 2012. Fruge says officials plan on looking to billing sources like medicaid, private insurance and corporate donations to pull through with funding the school an additional year.  Fruge says it take about $500K a year for Positive Connections to operate fully.

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