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Health and Wellness

 

 

Promoting mental health awareness and taking care of ourselves during this time is more important than ever as many are also caring for others. Being mindful and aware of our own levels of stress is one way to begin promoting positive well-being. Resources are available to support you and provide social and emotional learning supports. Tips to support both families and educators will be continuously updated.

 

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

April 13, 2020 (Canceled)

Regional School Safety Summit

In partnership with Crime Stoppers of Houston.

 

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. 

 

 
 
Crisis Text Line
The Texas Association of School Psychologists


Mental Health America

 


 

Social Emotional Learning Resources

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Texas
 
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
 
 
Panorama Education
 
RETHINK

 


Additional Resources

Your Therapy Source

 

Calm

This site will support your mental health by providing free resources that have been selected to support mental and emotional wellness during COVID-19.

New York Life
 
SAMHSA

 

 

 


 

General 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.

 

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.   

 

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