Counseling & School Support
Counseling and School Support

Counseling Services offers expert assistance, updates, including legislative and legal mandates, and support for initiatives in public education that enhance student development and academic achievement.

Services include:


  • Behavior Threat Assessment Training
  • Guidance and support for ethical and legal accountability
  • Updates regarding legislative mandates; including HB 19 LMHA (Mental Health,
    Substance Abuse, Trauma & Grief and Trauma & Grief in IDD population)
  • ApplyTexas reauthorization
  • Crisis Response Support and Crisis Prevention and Intervention
  • Technical assistance for topics relative to the needs of school counselors
  • Specialized contract Counseling Services are available for additional
    mental health support
  • New Counselor Academy
  • The Counselor Co-Operative offers the latest professional development, expert assistance, information updates, legislative mandates, and networking with professional counselors in an effort to enhance school campus achievement and performance.


    Benefits include: 

    • ESC Region 12 Monthly Counselor Zoom Series
    • Counselor trainings and workshops provided at no additional cost
    • Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) credits
    • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits
    • Discount for student presentations/assemblies
    • Additional resources and tools to support statewide initiatives relevant to school counseling as needed

    Training opportunities >

    • Ethics Conversations
    • Crisis Training & Student Safety
    • True Colors Training
    • Behavior Threat Assessment Trainer
    • Technical assistance for safety and security
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid courses (with Certified YMHFA Instructor)
    • Counselor Appreciation Luncheon
    • Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium
    • Human Trafficking Prevention
    • Crisis Recovery Support
    • Liaison for Texas School Safety Center
  • Our Student Development Presentations provide affordable and locally accessible grade-level appropriate presentations that are motivating, engaging and inspiring, led by experienced speakers trained in youth counseling.

    Presentations provide:

    • Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention
    • Making Healthy Choices
    • Suicide Prevention - AS+K?
    • Positive Peer Interaction
    • Trauma Sensitive Schools
    • Living, Surviving, and Thriving in a Screen World
    • Search Institute 40 Developmental
      Assets, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
    • Crisis Prevention
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Exploring Childhood 2.0
    • Establishing Healthy Relationships
    • Social and Emotional Learning


    Digital Responsibility & Social Media Safety Presentations

This section provides resources for post secondary readiness. 

  • College Prep Courses & TSI - Under Section 28.014 of the Texas Education Code, each school district is required to partner with at least one institution of higher education (IHE) to develop and provide college preparatory courses in English language arts and mathematics.  However, each high school within the school district is not required to offer these courses. 
  • Credit by Exam - The rules and guidelines for how students receive high school credit via examination have been updated. (May 30, 2014)
  • Texas OnCourse - Check out these free monthly webinar series in a variety of topics to help support your students in middle and high school. 
Federal Programs
Janek, Jeni
Education Specialist/Coordinator
(254) 297-1124
Serrato, Jennifer
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1172
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Counselors (Contact: Jeni Janek)

This email group allows school counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, therapists, and mental health professionals to receive information and updates regarding school counseling programs according to the Texas Model Comprehensive school counseling programs.


Secondary Counselors (Contact: Jennifer Serrato)

The purpose of the ESC12 Secondary Counselors listserv is to provide information regarding best practices, improvement plans, GPA/rank, transcript audits, credits, and graduation requirements. Subscribing to this listserv will also provide updates on current trends and issues related to Texas Accountability, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and  College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR).