ounseling, 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 psycho educational 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, psychologists, 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.
TN DOE School Counseling, Psychological and Social Services Home PageMore Information:
- Coping with Cliques - Whether you're on the inside or the outside, cliques can make your life tough. This TeenHealth site suggests ways to cope.
- Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events – Tips from the US Department of Health and Human Services for students, schools, families and adults on dealing with traumatic events.
- Fact Sheet about Teen Suicide – A concise fact sheet on recognizing and preventing Teen Suicide and a list of resources from the American Psychiatric Association.
- FAQ on Child & Teen Mental Health– An expert from the American Psychiatric Association answers common questions about children’s mental health.
- Kids Against Bullying – A Web site created for elementary school children. It is a resource to educate students about bullying prevention and provide methods to respond to bullying situations from the National Center for Bullying Prevention.
- Kids Health - Your Mind – Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body and your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions and more are discussed in these articles.
- National Runaway Switchboard– NRS keeps America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. This site provides information for children and teens, adults, parents and educators.
- Self-Injury – A straight forward fact sheet on self-injury provided by the Mayo Clinic.
- Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network - Each year suicide claims more lives of Tennesseans than homicide. Yet many suicides are preventable with the recognition of the signs of suicide.