Jan. 10, 2023 — DENTON — The U.S. Division of Schooling has awarded a $1.2 million grant geared toward supporting psychological well being efforts for Okay-12 college students to 2 Texas Girl’s school members.
Lisa Grubbs, PhD, and Bonnie King, PhD, school members in Human Growth, Household Research and Counseling within the Faculty of Skilled Schooling, will use the grant to fund coaching and subject expertise in school-based psychological well being providers for TWU college students. In flip, the TWU college students would apply their coaching to serve Okay-12 college students at Uplift Schooling constitution colleges.
“We’re excited in regards to the alternatives it will probably present for extra of our counseling college students to get to work with youngsters and adolescents in a college setting,” Grubbs mentioned. “We’re equally proud to know that our college students shall be serving to help Uplift Schooling and their college students who’re in want of extra help.”
The grant, which shall be distributed over 5 years, is funded by the Psychological Well being Service Skilled Demonstration Grant Program out of the Workplace of Elementary and Secondary Schooling (OESE) within the Schooling Division. This system was licensed by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed into regulation on June 25, 2022.
Coaching for TWU college students within the College Counseling and Medical Psychological Well being Counseling packages will concentrate on culturally sustaining and trauma-informed practices to assist Okay-12 college students enhance social-emotional abilities, total tutorial efficiency and attendance, and result in a lower in disciplinary actions.
“Our focus is on serving to our counseling college students meet particular wants of campuses and Uplift students,” Grubbs mentioned.
Giant group classroom classes targeted on social-emotional studying, tutorial development, and faculty and profession readiness are school-based providers that shall be out there to Uplift college students. They may have entry to small group counseling providers in addition to particular person providers.
Along with monetary help for TWU college students, funding shall be used for coaching supplies and bi-annual workshops for college students and Uplift counselors who will function supervisors for TWU’s counseling college students.
Analysis collected all through this system will decide if targeted coaching and programming helps TWU college students higher present providers, how that coaching and programming improves supervision of TWU college students in scientific settings, and the way Okay-12 attendance, self-discipline referrals and reporting are impacted after school-based psychological well being providers at Uplift colleges.
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