Fostering Academic Success

A child’s mental health is foundational to their ability to experience success in school — academically and socially.

Mental Health is a Key Component of Educational Success

Tina fears tests so much that she becomes physically ill on test days.

Tommy’s attention deficit disorder disrupts the entire classroom almost daily.

Mia’s deep-seeded depression caused her grades to plummet.


When a child struggles emotionally, socially or behaviorally, it impacts their ability to learn and succeed in the classroom.


Washburn Center’s services, including its school based program, are designed to help prevent children from becoming a statistic: the dropout rate for students with severe emotional and behavioral needs is approximately twice that of other students.

In fact, principals and social workers served by our School-based program report reduced suspensions, decreased behavioral issues, reduced need for special education, improved attendance and improved academic performance.