Student Support Services

About Student Support Services

The goal of the NCESD Student Support Services Department is to assist our school personnel to build supportive learning environments through the continuous development of age-appropriate prevention and intervention services. As the use of substances and involvement with violence have been linked in research to academic failure, our mission is to remove non-academic barriers to learning in order to become productive, secure, and self-sufficient members of their communities.

Areas of focus include:

  • Student Assistance Prevention & Intervention Services Program (for students at-risk of substance use or impacted by others’ use)
  • Healthy Youth Survey support & data training
  • Educational Advocates (for students at-risk of juvenile justice involvement)
  • Student Threat Assessment (for school-based teams to assess, monitor, and support students at-risk  for violent behaviors)
  • Readiness To Learn early intervention staffing cooperative (via Title 1/LAP funding, for at-risk students experiencing non-academic barriers to learning)
  • Suicide Prevention & Intervention training & technical assistance to schools
  • Signs of Suicide prevention program trainer for school implementation
  • Check & Connect (Tier 3 intervention) program trainer for school administrators, coordinators, & mentors
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training & technical support for school response
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer for school staff
  • Mental Health in High Schools health curriculum trainer for school teachers and/or school counselors
  • Improvement Science

Currently Funded Programs

  • CPWI SAPISP sites
  • Educational Advocate sites
  • Highly Capable cooperative
  • Calendar of annual HiCap activities
  • WaKIDS teacher training
  • Readiness To Learn cooperative
  • Equity & Measures

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