Wellness Support Providers
PBIS Coach/Behavior Support Specialist
PBIS Coaches provide training, mentoring, and guidance to school PBIS teams to help support all aspects of PBIS implementation. Coaches ensure that ongoing data collection and data-based decision making occur and regularly share information and results with stakeholders. Coaches work directly with school administrators, teachers, and classified staff to facilitate implementation of school-wide supports as well as guide school teams through the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to meet the academic, behavioral, and emotional needs of individual students.
Behavior Support Specialists have extensive training and experience in Applied Behavior Analysis and provide supportive consulting services to assist school site staff in the development and implementation of comprehensive behavior intervention supports for students. They assess overall environmental needs, train staff and teams to implement behavior management strategies and teach functionally-related skills, and collaborate in progress monitoring and intervention modification for students on their caseload. In addition, the Behavior Support Specialists present district-wide training to teachers and paraeducators on classroom behavior management strategies, as well as work in collaboration with schools to promote the implementation of PBIS.
Mental Health Therapists
EGUSD currently has a team of Mental Health Therapists (MHTs) who work at sites throughout the district in order to support the social and emotional well-being of individuals and communities throughout the school district. The role of the MHT ranges from early intervention to community referrals to intensive individualized services and supports. MHTs are engaged in both general education and special education. In general education settings, MHTs are placed at every elementary school supporting the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs that are in place in order to aid positive adjustments, social-emotional needs, and early detection of mental health needs. In special education settings, MHTs may support behavior goals and classrooms that are related to the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) process.
EGUSD School Psychologists provide an array of direct and related services that promote educational achievement by fostering mental health and removing barriers to satisfactory student performance. School Psychologists work in collaboration with families, teachers, administrators, and other professionals in the district and the community to facilitate student learning and socialization while supporting appropriate behavior and mental health resiliency so that every student is learning in every classroom, in every subject, every day.
EGUSD School Nurses perform a variety of vital services for our students and families. They work in partnership with school administration, teachers, and outside agencies in order to provide prevention and intervention in acute and chronic illness, communicable diseases, dental disease, and nutrition. Our school nurses conduct yearly vision and hearing screenings, provide health-related education for students and staff, and conduct immunization clinics. The school nurse works with the special education staff to coordinate healthcare services to our students with special needs and collaborates with school staff to assess the environment in order to prevent injury and ensure safety.
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Social Emotional Learning /PBIS Resources:
- 6 Innovations in Social Emotional Learning.
- Lessons for teachers teaching SEL (with printable handouts)