School Counseling, Psychological, and Social

School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Counseling, mental health, and social services are provided to assess and improve the mental, emotional, and social health of every student. All students receive these services, including developmental classroom guidance activities and preventative educational programs, in an effort to enhance and promote academic, personal, and social growth. Students who may have special needs are served through the administration and interpretation of psychometric and psychoeducational tests, observational assessments, individual and group counseling sessions, crisis intervention for emergency mental health needs, family/home consultation, and/or referrals to outside community-based agencies when appropriate. The professional skills of counselors, psychologist, and social workers, along with school health nurses, are utilized to provide coordinated "wrap around" services that contribute to the mental, emotional, and social health of students, their families and the school environment. Qualified professionals such as school and community counselors, school and community psychologists, school health nurses, social workers, and qualified staff from community agencies provide these services. 




Resources & Links

Mental Health Guidelines
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/csh/csh_sbe_mental_health_guidelines.pdf

Tennessee Model for Comprehensive School Counseling
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/ccte/ccte_counseling_implementation_guide.pdf

Jason Foundation Youth Suicide Prevention
http://jasonfoundation.com/

NASN Mental Health Tools and Resources
https://www.nasn.org/nasn/nasn-resources/practice-topics/mental-health?CLK=fe0e5c47-c8ea-4fdb-a4dc-c827603e767a

TDOE School Counseling
https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/education/student-support/school-counseling.html