The Children’s Aid Society’s community schools employ early intervention to prevent and treat mental health problems. While school-based clinical services are available to all students, our mental health staff proactively seek students who are more at risk, such as recent arrivals. Many immigrant students face barriers well beyond language acquisition and academic achievement. Cultural adjustment, grief, separation anxiety, poverty, fear, isolation and acculturation are stressors that many new arrivals must overcome. These challenges can bring serious consequences if unattended.