Counseling & School Health Services
Support for Counselors & School Health Officials
Learning and health are interrelated, and schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people.
ESC Region 12's Counseling Services & Coordinated School Health Services offer expert assistance,information updates and high quality training to support counselors, public school health care providers, health educators, physical educators, school nurses and other school staff members designated to ensure the health and wellness of the children in Region 12.
Counseling Services offers expert assistance, information updates, including legislative and legal mandates, and support for initiatives in public education that enhance student development and academic achievement.
Resources available include include:
Counseling Services Resources >
Register for Counselor Training Opportunities on ESC Works >
SCHOLAR is an organized collection of resources and information, separated into 4 categories relative to typical duties of school counselors. Important online resources and links are provided for you including that of TEA, THECB, and other sites so you can have pertinent information at your fingertips. Additional resources may be added or removed as needed, based on identified needs of school counselors.
Visit the SCHOLAR site >
(254) 297-1124 firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is designed for professionals who would like receive information and updates regarding topics that pertain primarily to school counseling and/or counseling school-aged children.
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Please be sure your district/organization's filter system will allow access to messages from the ESC Region 12 Counselor Google Group.
Coordinated School Health Services
Coordinated School Health programs provide cost-effective professional development and expert assistance for school health care providers and educators. Program activities are focused on providing research-based training, support, information updates and networking opportunities between state and national health organizations and regional school districts.
Training Opportunities >
The Eight Components of Coordinated School Health
Coordinated School Health commonly consists of eight components that encompass all aspects of the school environment. The components interact to function as a unified system and can become a theme for the entire school.
These components incorporate:
TEA Coordinated School Health Requirements and Approved Programs
TEA Curriculum Standards >
TEA Health Education FAQ >
CDC Components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: Employee Wellness >
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Services for Children & Adolescents >
Texas Suicide Prevention >
Counseling Support >
Texas School Nurse Program >
Nursing Practice Resources >
The Texas Guide to School Health Programs (modules 1-14) >
Immunization Branch Resources >
School & Child-Care Facility Requirements >
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) >
Vision & Hearing Screening Resources >
Spinal Screening Program Information & Guidelines >
Guidelines for Implementing House Bill 984 Related to the Care of Elementary & Secondary Students with Diabetes >
Texas School Health Advisory Committee >
School Health Advisory Councils (SHAC) >
SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts >
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Services for Children and Adolescents >
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Safe & Healthy Schools >
University Interscholastic League (UIL) Health & Safety Resources >
ESC Region 12 Child Nutrition >
New Dietary Guidelines
TEA Physical Education >
TEA Physical Education FAQ >
Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (FitnessGram) >
FitnessGram Procedures Manual >
FitnessGram Data Submission >
Fitness Data >
Report Generator >
(254) 297-1137 email@example.com
The Coordinated School Health Co-operative is designed for public school health care providers, K-12 health educators, K-12 physical educators, school nurses/healthcare providers and other school staff members designated to ensure the health and wellness of the district children. Members receive up-to-date information on the latest health priority areas enable district personnel confidence in providing patrons of their district confident and reliable health care information. Members of the program are kept abreast of health-related issues fostering student academic achievement and healthy behaviors lasting a lifetime.
Participating schools will receive:
School security audits are reported to the Texas School Safety Center in three-year cycles. ESC Region 12 provides leadership and consultation to school districts for the successful completion of the audit process by providing multiple service options that may offer convenience and efficiency for school district personnel.
Subchapter A - Control of Communicable Diseases
Subchapter B - Immunization Requirements in Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education
Texas Association of School Boards - Student Health and Welfare >
Charter School Health Google Group >
Health Education Google Group >
Nurses Google Group >
Physical Education Google Group >
SHAC Google Group >
School Safety Information Google Group >
SCHOLAR is an organized collection of resources and information separated into 4 categories relative to typical duties of school counselors. Important online resources and links are provided for you including that of TEA, THECB, and other sites so you can have pertinent information at your fingertips. Additional resources may be added or removed as needed, based on identified needs of school counselors.
Visit the SCHOLAR webpage >
Chapter 37-Safe Schools >
Child Abuse Prevention & Overview >
2014-2015 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention >
Human Trafficking of School-aged Children >
Pregnancy Related Services >
Health & Safety >
2101 West Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
Phone: (254) 297-1212
Main Fax: (254) 666-0823
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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