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WSCC Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

These prevention and intervention services support the mental, behavioral, and social-emotional health of students, and promote success in the learning process. Services include psychological, psychoeducational, and psychosocial assessments; direct and indirect interventions to address psychological, academic, and social barriers to learning, such as individual or group counseling and consultation; and referrals to school and community support services as needed.


Colorado Department of Education Resources

School Social Work (SSW) Services School social workers (SSW) are one of the few resources in schools for addressing personal and social problems that potentially inhibit a student’s ability to learn.

 Enhanced Counseling and  Mentoring resources: Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement

School Psychology Services Purpose: School psychologists are the mental health professionals who help children and youth overcome barriers to success in school, at home, and in life. They use many different strategies to address individual needs, as well as enhance systems that support students on school and district-wide levels.

The Health and Wellness Units Medicaid program: Colorado districts can claim for Medicaid covered services that are provided in schools. The Colorado Department of Education provides training for developing the local services plans required for participation in this program. This site provides guidance and resources.

Project AWARE: Seeking to provide all Colorado students with integrated behavioral health, happiness and the tools to achieve maximum health and well-being. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Coordination and Practices:

Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services SMART Guides: RMC  Health Coordination of Counseling Psychological, and Social Services across WSCC component areas

Colorado Behavioral Health Framework Colorado Education Initiative:

CDC Mental Health

Supporting Policies