Join the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Schools Network for the 2023-24 Connecting Communities and Schools webinar series. The series aims to enhance collaboration between schools and communities using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model as a framework to support student health.
Enhancing student access to mental health services is a priority for the state of South Carolina. During this webinar, you will learn about the availability of various mental health and wellness services and resources that can be accessed with the help of mental health counselors in South Carolina schools. Find out how connecting students, school counselors, and communities can improve the social and emotional climate at school and home.
Suzanne Snyder, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years in the mental health field. At the SC Department of Education, she is the Mental Health Program Manager responsible for helping districts integrate mental health in schools and respond to the mental health needs of students and staff more effectively.
The WSCC model is the CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. It is a student-centered model and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. This webinar addresses two components of the WSCC model:
Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services: These prevention and intervention services support students’ mental, behavioral, social, and emotional health. Services include a broad range of assessments, counseling and consultation, and referrals to school and community support services.
Social & Emotional Climate: conducive to effective teaching and learning. The school climate can affect student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; health and growth; and academic performance.