A Message from Walls’ Mental Health, Behavioral Support and Counseling Team

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Admin

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to your SWW Mental Health, Behavioral Support, and Counseling Team. Our mission is to utilize our specialization in mental health practices to be supportive of the cognitive, academic, and social-emotional needs of all students, using evidenced-based practices.

Our role is critical to supporting positive adjustment for students across the spectrum of need and to strengthening partnerships with stakeholders. To that end, we facilitate the Student Support Team (SST), serve as members on the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), conduct case conferences, provide assessment and intervention services, conduct student observations, consult with others (including, but not limited to staff, parents, other service providers, agencies…). We write assessment reports, make phone calls to parents, develop and implement 504 plans, and complete IEP-related services. We are advocates for all students and serve as consultants to school staff and parents/guardians on a variety of issues, such as social-emotional development and attendance. We provide psychosocial counseling. We develop and implement discipline practices that facilitate positive school culture and positive behavioral support for students. We serve as crisis support facilitators for our school.

Our school counselors provide services for students across three domains: academic, college and career, and personal/social. We are here to support students with academic challenges such as time management and study skills as well as personal matters such as stress management and emotional concerns. We meet with students on an individual basis and also facilitate meetings with students, parents, and teachers. We provide classroom guidance on a variety of topics and develop weekly advisory lessons that address all three domains.

Our goal is to increase the independence of every student on our campus by supporting and strengthening the strategies and skills required for academic success. If you believe your child is in need of support, please reach out to any of the members of the Mental Health, Behavioral Support, and Counseling Team listed below.