Behavioral Mental Health
Maintaining an environment where students feel safe and free to focus on learning is a top priority for Richland Two.
Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen, even at good schools. We know that regardless of where trauma occurs, students may experience anxiety, stress or other difficulties that impact academic success. They may struggle with asking for help or even recognizing that they need it. These are rarely easy conversations, and it's understandable that sometimes parents don't know where to start.
Please remember that Richland Two schools are staffed with lots of caring individuals. Our school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, nurses and intervention counselors uses their expertise and education to promote school, family, and community environments that are safe and healthy for children. They have specific expertise in mental and behavioral health, the complex causes of violence, effects of exposure to violence and traumatic events on learning and well-being, and risks and interventions for suicide.
There are many organizations that provide resources for these types of situations, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologist (NASP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). On the right, you'll find links to tips for managing difficult conversations, helping kids manage stress and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact a school counselor or administrator if you have any questions or concerns.