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Mental Health

Glynn County Schools supports the research that demonstrates that social-emotional learning promotes academic success and increases positive behavior. Social Emotional Learning is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible citizens. RCPS integrates SEL material for students that is based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). CASEL has identified 5 Core Competencies for SEL:

 The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.

Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.

  • ESE Telehealth Counseling Services: Personalized mental health services for all student and school staff members. Stay at home or at school and see ESE therapist on your smartphone or laptop.
  • Coastal Community Health: Provides medical services and behavioral and mental health support. These services are available to uninsured children and families.
  • Communities In Schools: Dedicated staff members – referred to as site coordinators – are placed in local schools where they build strong relationships with students, parents, educators, and community members. They identify barriers that prevent students from succeeding in school, and will work with administrators to develop individual plans and build teams of support.
    CIS sites: Altama, Burroughs-Molette, Goodyear, Glydale, Glynn Middle, Jane Macon, Brunswick High, Glynn Academy and Glynn Learning Center
  • Kate’s Club: Provides in-school small group support (6-7 weeks) for grieving students. Kate’s Club also has monthly family nights facilitated at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center. Alneata Kemp, Regional Program Coordinator, [email protected]
  • KidsNet Glynn: A family-driven, youth-guided and community supportive approach to serving youth, and their families, with emotional and/or behavioral disturbances in their own community.
    This approach is called a “system of care”, which is where community partners and families join
    together to provide services. Carla Mathis, KidsNet Coordinator, [email protected]
  • Hope 1312 Collective: Provides support for foster and adoptive families ranging from but not limited to take home meals to connecting families with intensive training and clinical support through CHOSEN. Chosen is dedicated to supporting children and youth in overcoming trauma by creating strong, stable relationships within foster, kinship, adoptive, and reunified families.
  • Grandparent Connection: Supports grandparents, legal guardians or kinship placements so that their homes are stable and nurturing for the children in their care. Our staff support healthy development and address issues that may arise from past childhood experiences. Services include monthly support groups, mental health consultations, tutoring for children who are below grade level, home visitation when needed and community referrals. Kesmo Moore, Program Director, [email protected]
  • United Behavioral Health Solutions (UBHS): Provides on-school site telehealth psychiatric services. They provide cost-effective access to a wide-range of experienced mental health professionals. Cutting edge technology, online scheduling, e-prescribing, and quick access to progress notes and charts. This support is available to students and staff members of Glynn County Schools. Laura Cooper, Glynn County Schools telehealth nurse, [email protected]