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.
Our goal is to assist you in helping all students grade K through 12 to be aware of the dangers of drugs and the benefits of living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Through a community partnership, we will continue to provide red wristbands for area schools that wish to take advantage of this effective way of reminding kids to ‘Band Together Against Drugs.’
For more information and to reserve your wristbands, visit www.esc12.net/redribbon.
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.
Join now >
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 here at ESC Region 12 >
The Eight (+ 2) 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. In 2016 two more components were added: family engagement and community involvement. The reason was to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in our nation’s schools.
These components incorporate:
TEA Coordinated School Health Requirements and Approved Programs>
TEA Curriculum Standards >
TEA Health Education FAQ >
American Heart Association in the Schools>
CDC Components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: Employee Wellness >
Walk Across Texas Program>
Have a School Health Fair>
Set up an immunization clinic - call your nearest pharmacy for help
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Services for Children & Adolescents
Texas Suicide Prevention
*More information on the Counseling Services section
Region 12 Local Mental Health Authority Map
Texas School Health Program>
School Nursing Practice Resources>
Guide to Administering Medications in Schools >
School & Childcare Facility Immunization Requirements >
Immtrac Login & Sign-up >
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) >
Vision & Hearing Screening >
Email email@example.com for questions not found on the website. He can also look up your card dates.
Spinal Screening, Program Information, & Guidelines >
Guidelines for Implementing House Bill 984 Related to the Care of Elementary & Secondary Students with Diabetes >
School Health Advisory Councils (SHAC) >
SHAC Funding and Resources>
SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts >
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Services for Children &Adolescents >
Texas Suicide Prevention >
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Safe & Healthy Schools >
University Interscholastic League (UIL) Health & Safety Resources >
ESC Region 12 Child Nutrition >
New Dietary Guidelines
DSHS information: Nutrition & WIC
Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative
TEA Physical Education FAQ >
Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (FitnessGram) >
FitnessGram Procedures Manual >
FitnessGram Data Submission >
Report Generator >
Michelle Butler, BSN, RN
(254) 297-1137 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coordinated School Health Co-operative is designed for public school health care providers, PK-12 health educators, PK-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.
Sub-chapter A - Control of Communicable Diseases
Sub-chapter B - Immunization Requirements in Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education
Texas Association of School Boards - Student Health and Welfare >
Upcoming Sessions regarding Health and Wellness:
Click on any below to read the archives or to ask to join the group
Charter School Health Google Group >
Health Education Google Group >
Nurses Google Group >
Physical Education Google Group >
SHAC Google Group >
School Safety Information Google Group >
House Bill 684, Sam’s Law, regarding students with seizures
House Bill 496, Trauma training & kits for schools
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 >
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Waco, TX 76712
Phone: (254) 297-1212
Main Fax: (254) 666-0823
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