+    Making the Connection:    Student Support Services and    Student Achievement
+    Student Support Services    “[Children].. Who face violence, hunger,          substance abuse, unintended    pregnanc...
+    Student Support Services:    A Solution     Engage           parents, teachers, students, families, and     communit...
+Components of Student Support Services                                Counseling                                 Services...
+Good Healthis Necessaryfor Academic   Success               School Health Services
+    Former Surgeon General    Dr. Antonia Novello      “ Health and education go hand in hand: one      cannot exist with...
+    School Health Services    What is Health Services?     Includes             preventive services, education,     emer...
+    School Health Services:    Facts    Schools with school-based health centers    report:     Increased   school atten...
+    School Health Services     Earlychildhood and school aged intervention     programs that provide parental support an...
+ Helping childrenand youth succeed  academically,     socially, behaviorally, and   emotionally.                     Psyc...
+    Psychological Services    School Psychologist     Link         mental health to learning and behavior to     promote...
+    Psychological Services    Why children need School Psychologists? Learning   difficulties       Depression and othe...
+    Psychological Services    What Do School Psychologists Do?     Assessment     Consultation     Prevention     Int...
+     Prevention      reaches     more than    the tip of the       iceberg                     Prevention Services
+    Prevention Services    What is Prevention Services?       Forsyth County Schools Prevention Services takes various  ...
+    Prevention Services    What is a Mentor?       A mentor is a volunteer who works to provide a young person        wi...
+    Recognition of the Olweus Bullying    Prevention Program     One  of 11 Blueprints for Violence Prevention (Center  ...
+    Goals of the Olweus Bullying Prevention    Program     Reduce existing bully/victim problems among     school childr...
+    Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:    Facts    99% of school shooters said they had been                     bullied...
+    One person can    make a difference,      and everyone       should try.    - John Fitzgerald Kennedy                ...
+    School Social Work Services    What does a SSW do?     Works with schools, students and families to     eliminate ba...
+    School Social Work Services:    SSW Activities     Provide   direct Crisis Intervention Services to schools     Dev...
+    School Social Work Services    Summary       SSWs are in the schools everyday, working directly with        students...
+    School Social Work Services       Students who develop a positive affiliation or social bonding        with school a...
+   The greatest good      you can do for    another is not just    share your riches,    but reveal to them         their...
+    FCS Counseling Services:    Mission       The mission of the Forsyth County School Counseling Program        is to p...
+    Counseling Services    What do school Counselors do?       Work with students in classroom settings, small groups an...
+    Counseling Services:    Parent Involvement       Students whose parents are involved in their education show:       ...
+    Counseling Services:    Successful Students       It is difficult for students to be successful in school if they ar...
+    Healthy children      make better     students, and    better students     make healthy     communities
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  1. 1. + Making the Connection: Student Support Services and Student Achievement
  2. 2. + Student Support Services “[Children].. Who face violence, hunger, substance abuse, unintended pregnancy, and despair cannot possibly focus on academic excellence. There is no curriculum brilliant enough to compensate for a hungry stomach or a distracted mind.” American Cancer Society National Action Plan for Comprehension School Health Education, 1992
  3. 3. + Student Support Services: A Solution  Engage parents, teachers, students, families, and communities  Help keep students healthy  Support learning and success in school  Reinforce positive behaviors  Help students develop knowledge and skills to make smart choices
  4. 4. +Components of Student Support Services Counseling Services Comprehensive School Student Support Health Services Services Crisis Psychological Response Services Service Healthy Prevention School Services Climate School Social Work Services
  5. 5. +Good Healthis Necessaryfor Academic Success School Health Services
  6. 6. + Former Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello “ Health and education go hand in hand: one cannot exist without the other. To believe any differently is to hamper progress. Just as our children have a right to receive the best education available, they have a right to be healthy. As parents, legislators, and educators, it is up to us to see that this becomes a reality.” Healthy Children Ready to Learn: An Essential Collaboration Between Health and Education, 1992
  7. 7. + School Health Services What is Health Services?  Includes preventive services, education, emergency care, referral and management of acute and chronic health conditions  Designed to promote the health of students, identify and prevent health problems and injuries, and ensure care for students. Health is Academic, 1998
  8. 8. + School Health Services: Facts Schools with school-based health centers report:  Increased school attendance  Decreased drop-outs and suspensions  Higher graduation rates McCord, Klein, Foy, and Fothergill, 1993 Walters, 1996
  9. 9. + School Health Services  Earlychildhood and school aged intervention programs that provide parental support and health services are associated with improved school performance and academic achievement  Early intervention may also improve high school completion rates and lower juvenile crime Reynolds, Temple, Robertson, and Mann, 2001
  10. 10. + Helping childrenand youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Psychological Services
  11. 11. + Psychological Services School Psychologist  Link mental health to learning and behavior to promote:  High academic achievement  Positive social skills and behavior  Healthy relationships and connectedness  Tolerance and respect for others  Competence, self-esteem, and resiliency
  12. 12. + Psychological Services Why children need School Psychologists? Learning difficulties  Depression and other mental health issues Behavior concerns  Attention problems Fears about war, violence, terrorism  Poverty Problems at home or  Diverse populations with peers with diverse needs
  13. 13. + Psychological Services What Do School Psychologists Do?  Assessment  Consultation  Prevention  Intervention  Education  Research and program development  Mental health care  Advocacy
  14. 14. + Prevention reaches more than the tip of the iceberg Prevention Services
  15. 15. + Prevention Services What is Prevention Services?  Forsyth County Schools Prevention Services takes various prevention steps:  School based mentoring program  Implements Olweus Bullying Prevention Program  Conducts Youth Empowerment programs at the school level  Each middle school uses the Too Good For Drugs curriculum
  16. 16. + Prevention Services What is a Mentor?  A mentor is a volunteer who works to provide a young person with a special, encouraging relationship that will hopefully become a foundation for success in a child’s life.  Through this relationship, a mentor attempts to foster the child’s self-worth, motivation, coping skills, and strength of character.
  17. 17. + Recognition of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program  One of 11 Blueprints for Violence Prevention (Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence)  An Exemplary Program (SAMHSA)  Model Safe and Drug Free Schools Program
  18. 18. + Goals of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program  Reduce existing bully/victim problems among school children  Prevent the development of new bully/victim problems Classroom School  Improve peer relations Parent  Improve school climate s Community Individual
  19. 19. + Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Facts 99% of school shooters said they had been bullied  160,000 students nationwide miss school daily because of bullying 6 out of 10 teenagers say they witness bullying once a day  Stressesof “Victimization” can interfere with students engagement and learning in school
  20. 20. + One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy School Social Work Services
  21. 21. + School Social Work Services What does a SSW do?  Works with schools, students and families to eliminate barriers to successful learning  Acts as a liaison/link between the school, the home and the community  Works with the identified “At-Risk” students
  22. 22. + School Social Work Services: SSW Activities  Provide direct Crisis Intervention Services to schools  Develop and identify resources for students and families  Assist families in crisis or those with emergency needs  Advocateon behalf of children and families with agencies and community resources  Represent the school system in community organizations
  23. 23. + School Social Work Services Summary  SSWs are in the schools everyday, working directly with students, teachers, counselors and administrators to improve student learning and to help make needed contact with a variety of resources
  24. 24. + School Social Work Services  Students who develop a positive affiliation or social bonding with school are:  More likely to remain academically engaged  Less likely to be involved with misconduct at school Simons-Morton, Crump, Haynie, and Saylor, 1999
  25. 25. + The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. - Benjamin Disraeli Counseling Services
  26. 26. + FCS Counseling Services: Mission  The mission of the Forsyth County School Counseling Program is to promote educational performance, providing all students with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, personal, and social competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success.
  27. 27. + Counseling Services What do school Counselors do?  Work with students in classroom settings, small groups and individually  Guide students to develop competencies in:  Academic Achievement  Personal and social development  Career Planning  Collaborate with:  Students  Parents  School staff  Community Members
  28. 28. + Counseling Services: Parent Involvement  Students whose parents are involved in their education show:  Significantly greater achievement gains in reading and math than students with uninvolved parents  Better attendance  More consistently completed homework vital hopeful critical believe necessary crucial wanted needed optional important
  29. 29. + Counseling Services: Successful Students  It is difficult for students to be successful in school if they are:  Depressed  Tired  Being Bullied  Stressed  Sick  Using alcohol or other drugs  Hungry  Abused
  30. 30. + Healthy children make better students, and better students make healthy communities

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