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Health and Wellness

 

Health and Wellness:
This strand includes topics related to physical or mental health, including drug abuse, self-care/care for the care-givers, trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, youth mental health first aid, healthy teen relationships/dating violence, and social and emotional learning supports.

 

Upcoming Events

 

April 13, 2020

Regional School Safety Summit

In partnership with Crime Stoppers of Houston.

 

Ongoing

Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRaCC) with Stop-the-Bleed

 

Ongoing
 
Ongoing
 
Ongoing

Crime Stoppers Videoconference Events

Region 4 Education Service Center partners with Crime Stoppers of Houston to provide students critical information on a variety of topics.

Professional Development Training

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The 8-hour course covers a range of common disorders and potential crises such as helping a young person who is having a panic attack, is contemplating suicide or is struggling with substance abuse. 
 
Session Dates available:

 

Resources

 

Regional Links

Texas State of Mind—Mental and Behavioral Health Toolkit

 

Local Mental Health Authorities

 

Crisis/Emergency Care/Hotlines/Child Maltreatment

 

Hospital/In-Patient Services

 

Mental Health Wellness and Counseling Supports

 

Trauma Supports

 

Grief Supports

 

Substance and Drug Support

 

Suicide Prevention

 

Family-Based Services and Nursing Community Health

 

 

Texas Links

Texas Health and Human Services/ 211

 

Aunt Bertha

 

Texas System of Care 

 

Mental Health Texas

 

 

Helpful Tip Links and Resources

 
 
 
 
 

Contact

 

Specialized trainings, technical assistance, and support are provided within this topic area from multiple departments and team members across Region 4 ESC.  The below Region 4 team member serves as a member of the Region 4 Safe and Healthy Schools Committee and is the contact for this topic area. This ensures that there is a designated contact to help assess regional training needs, ensure robust offerings are provided, and that specific training requests are efficiently and swiftly routed to the appropriate department.

 

Lakeisha Kearney

SEL and Mental Health Specialist

Special Education Solutions

lakeisha.kearney@esc4.net

713.744.6309

 

If you need urgent assistance, please contact Jerry Lashley, Region 4 ESC Safe and Healthy Schools Committee Lead, Director of Business Operations Solutions at jerry.lashley@esc4.net or 713.744.6854.   

 

7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708