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Sumner County Schools

School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
Counseling, mental health, and social services are provided to assess and improve the mental, emotional, and social health of every student. All students receive these services, including developmental classroom guidance activities and preventative educational programs, in an effort to enhance and promote academic, personal, and social growth. Students who may have special needs are served through the administration and interpretation of psychometric and psychoeducational tests, observational assessments, individual and group counseling sessions, crisis intervention for emergency mental health needs, family/home consultation, and/or referrals to outside community-based agencies when appropriate. The professional skills of counselors, psychologists, and social workers, along with school health nurses, are utilized to provide coordinated "wrap around" services that contribute to the mental, emotional, and social health of students, their families and the school environment. Qualified professionals such as school and community counselors, school and community psychologists, school health nurses, social workers, and qualified staff from community agencies provide these services.

Timbi Talks About Addiction:

In 2019, CSH purchased a copy of Timbi Talks About Addiction for all elementary and middle school counselors. Here is a little about the book: In this book, we address a variety of issues that children with a parent struggling with addiction face. Through the eyes of Timbi, we are able to validate children's emotions by describing, naming and normalizing them. We also teach them to recognize the body’s responses to chronic stress and difficult feelings. Timbi provides suggestions and recommendations for coping in healthy, life-enhancing ways. Children learn to achieve a much-needed sense of control in their lives through movement, voice and mindful breathing exercises, and by seeking help from important, stable adults in their lives.” We hope this book will be a helpful resource for our students.

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Related Resources & Links
- Mental Health Guidelines
- Tennessee Model for Comprehensive School Counseling
- Jason Foundation Youth Suicide Prevention
- TDOE School Counseling
- TN School Counselors Association
- NASN – Mental Health Tools and Resources
- NASN – School Violence - The Role of the School Nurse
- NASN – Vision and Eye Health

Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.