• VISD Vision

    Culture Initiative: Implement a social-emotional health framework along with research-based programming to facilitate a culture of care and compassion which encompasses life skills for healthy living, systems of intervention and support to address the unique needs of our learners, and a commitment to racial equity in our school community. 

    Desired outcomes:

    • Our school district culture is one of compassion, support and understanding
    • Our district is commitment to become an antiracist multicultural school community
    • Integrated mental health and suicide prevention systems are in all schools
    • Caring adults and students have the capacity to assess students of concern, conduct interventions and make appropriate referrals
    • There is a community of support where students, staff, teachers and parents work together to promote healthy living
    • Crisis response systems are well-planned and well-executed when necessary

    How this is achieved:

    • For all we will continue to promote a school community built upon the importance of care and concern for each other, with a commitment to become an anti-racist multicultural district that fosters love and respect for all
    • For students we will provide a framework and rubric detailing developmental social/emotional skills, and a means to monitor progress.  We will also provide a curriculum that fosters a deep understanding and skills for good social/emotional and mental health, suicide prevention, knowledge of when to report concerns, and systems of peer care and support.  We will increase counseling resources and implement effective systems for prevention, crisis intervention and support for students at risk.
    • For faculty we will develop a program to deepen their understanding of mental health issues such as depression and substance abuse, and enhance skills to support interventions, referrals and crisis response.
    • For parents and the community we will provide special meetings and trainings to increase awareness of mental health issues, resources for referral, and skills and support for children at home.
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