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Emotional Support

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of Community Academy, the Emotional Support Team (EST) is dedicated to responding to the social and emotional needs of the children who attend our school. EST staff addresses personal issues that have affected students in a safe, supportive environment. Our goal is to ensure that students have the most positive and successful school experience possible.

American Academy of Pediatrics Articles

What We Do


  • Psychiatric Evaluations

  • Prescribe and Monitor Medications

  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling (i.e. Affect Management,

   Social Skills, Grief Support, Teen Parent Support) 

  • Coordinate Outside Services and/or Referrals

  • Provide Consultation for Parents and Teachers

  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution

  • Psychoeducational Testing

  • Provide Staff Development Workshops

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Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS Student & Parent Resources

We care about you and want to make sure you have the supports you need to be successful in school and in life. CAP has an in school emotional support team of counselors and social workers ready to assist. You can contact one of them for guidance and support. Still need more? Here are some outside supports in the community that can help:


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.




Crisis Response Center:

Worried you might hurt yourself or someone else?

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center

3300 Henry Avenue

Falls Center 2, Suite 3N

Philadelphia, PA 19129



Outpatient Mental Health Support:

Feeling sad, nervous or angry and need to talk to someone about it?

PATH                                                               Cora

8220 Castor Avenue                                    8540 Verree Road

Philadelphia, PA 19152                                Philadelphia, PA 19111

215-728-4565                                                215-342-7660


Northeast Treatment Centers                     Warren E Smith Community Mental Health Center

499 North 5th Street, Suite A                      1315 Windrim Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19123                                 Philadelphia, PA 19141

215-408-4944                                                 215-456-2737

Drug and Alcohol Inpatient/Outpatient Support:

Concerned you are becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol?

The Bridge

1100 Adams Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19124



Sexual Abuse or Assault Supports:

Do you have a history of sexual abuse or assault?


1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19103



LGBTQ Specific Supports

Would you like to be connected to a space that is supportive of LGBTQ Youth?

The Attic Youth Center

255 South 16th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Additionally, please find some resources selected by our School Counselors for speaking to your children about traumatic or current events here:


Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Talking to Students about Violence (National Association of School Psychologists)

Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events (Anti-Defamation League)

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