Counseling and Mental Health
Pasco School District recognizes the important role schools play in promoting the emotional wellness of children.
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Pasco School District school counselors provide universal learning supports for all students and are often positioned to be the first school-employed professionals to recognize and address students’ social and emotional, career, and academic needs. School counselors function as advocates, collaborators, and leaders and use the Pasco School District Comprehensive School Counseling Framework to implement school counseling programs in alignment with the Pasco School District's mission, vision, Outrageous Outcomes, and individual school improvement plans.
Mental Health Supports
Hazel Health Tele-Therapy
Hazel Health Tele-Therapy services include the following:
- Short-term therapy visits: Therapy sessions can help students cope with everyday issues such as anxiety, bullying, withdrawal, grief, peer and family relationships, depression, not enjoying things they used to enjoy, or simply not feeling like themselves.
- Care coordination: Family Resource Managers from Hazel work closely with families to coordinate their child’s care. If your child needs additional services outside of what Hazel can offer, Hazel will help families connect with great local providers.
Community Mental Health Providers
There are also numerous community mental health providers who can provide support for students and families. Please contact your school counselor for more information. Find your school counselor’s contact information below or on your school’s website.
Crisis Intervention Team
The crisis intervention team provides support for students using a debriefing model from the Crisis Management Institute. They provide staff consultation and support when needed. The crisis team works closely with the school team to ensure the supports provided meet the needs of those within the the school community.