Social emotional interventions and mental health supports have been proven to turn the tide against the cumulative impact of the daily stressors that our students and families face. Research indicates that by reducing the stress hormones in our bodies and brains, we can create buffers against the environmental stressors that deplete our health and well-being, and remove barriers that impede access to student learning. School Mental Health professionals accomplish this by utilizing evidence-based, student-centered, culturally responsive, and community-defined best practices to foster student and community resiliency-the ability to bounce back from challenges, crises, or traumatic experiences with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity.
School Mental Health offers a range of school social work and mental health services that provide supports and interventions to help children, youth and families become better equipped to thrive. Our Psychiatric Social Workers engage students and families at our schools, clinics, Wellness Centers, Regions and homes. But we realize that it takes a village, and we cannot do it alone. We leverage the support of community partners through our extended network of care so that we are able to address the broad spectrum of social emotional needs.