Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process through which children and adults develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness. We need SEL skills for ourselves, our relationships, and our work. Our SEL team provides a variety of tools for both the parents and educators to help strengthen children's ability to empathize and understand one another. We currently have 3 SEL specialist assigned to Collegiate, AIM/DAEP and Ball High led by our SEL Coordinator Cherie Spencer.
Four Teen Health clinics located inside GISD schools provide free, high-quality medical and mental health care. Medical services include examination, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness; immunizations for eligible patients; well-child exams; well-woman exams; treatment of minor injuries; participation physicals ($5); and school staff appointments ($25). A psychologist, psychiatrists, and masters-level therapists are available to diagnose and treat depression, anxiety, ADHD and other behavior issues, trauma and stress-related problems, and school and family problems.
Family Service Center of Galveston County Provides counseling, education and prevention services for all individuals and families regardless of ability to pay. Masters level clinicians are available to help individuals of all ages address a variety of difficult issues such as depression, chronic illness, family stress/conflict, marital issues, grief and loss, ADHD/ADD, relationship issues, work stress and parenting concerns. Overall, FSC helps individuals find support, build relationships and create opportunities for growth and resilience. Services are provided for youth, families and adults inside GISD (at three elementary and one middle school campus) and at 2200 Market St. on the 6th floor.
UTMB-Behavioral Health and Research is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, public health professionals, and mental health professionals. We are dedicated to conducting funded research on the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of adolescent and women’s health as well as providing comprehensive and integrative psychological services to adolescents, women, couples, and families. Lastly, we are continually developing and implementing evidence-based prevention programs, particularly those that promote healthy relationships and decrease risk behaviors.