Mental Health

What is the role of the Facilitator of Mental Health and Crisis Team?

Role of Facilitator, Mental Health and Crisis Team:

Coordinate comprehensive supports across the district in support of the behavioral health needs of students and provide coordination of the Community Youth Services (CYS) team, including serving as the point person for crisis team work.

Areas of Focus:

·       District Substance Use Programming- AMP and CHOICES

·       District Crisis Support- including Liaison for Harris County CYS workers

·       Menninger Magic Grant at SWMS and managing partnerships

·       System-wide Mental Health supports

For any additional needs or information, please e-mail Sara.Vercher@springbranchisd.com

What is the role of the Substance Abuse Counselor?

Role of Substance Abuse Counselor:

This role is a licensed professional who leads the district’s first offense Alcohol and Marijuana Program for students, called AMP. The intervention includes campus consequences, which align to the Student Code of Conduct and the three components:

1.Assessment for risk of developing a Substance Use Disorder

2. EverFi online learning modules and

3.  5 day Alcohol & Marijuana Program led by the Substance Abuse Counselor.

A large component of the counselor’s work is to recommend individual services for the students based on the assessment results. Assessment, program delivery, and case management are all included in these services.

For more information, please email  Sara.Vercher@springbranchisd.com or Bianca.Smith@springbranchisd.com