Counseling, Psychological, and Social Work Services
Services provided include broad-based individual and group assessment, interventions, and referrals that attend to the mental, emotional, behavioral, and social health of students and staff. Services include those currently offered by the Office of Student Support Services, Program for Students with Exceptionalities, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other school-based community resources, as well as appropriate enhancements that are or become available from various partners.
Methods and procedures through the Student Assistance Program (SAP) are used to help to identify students with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs and make meaningful connections to appropriate support providers. Each member of the school community shall have timely and appropriate access to school social workers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school-based behavioral health partners.
Students and staff shall have access to continued professional development and support in implementation of culturally responsive and restorative practices that are inclusive of social-emotional learning in building positive and safe school climates that are conducive to learning.
District staff shall collaborate with families, community partners, and school-based mental/behavioral health providers to engage in student assistance programming that is responsive to school-based needs.
School-based behavioral and mental health providers shall coordinate timely and appropriate prevention and intervention training for school staff. School-based mental health providers shall implement interventions to address school-wide positive behavior supports within school settings.
Continued improvement will be observed by school-based teams through review of annual universal screening data, student assistance program data, and school-wide positive behavior support data through their multi-tiered systems of support data analysis process.
Staff shall have access to and are trained in de-escalation and crisis management strategies to maintain school-based crisis teaming and safe school climates.
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