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Student Support Services & Family Resources

Student Support Services & Family Resources

SEL For Students

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities. 


CASEL’s SEL Framework

Marco de Referencia–CASEL

Social and Emotional Learning graphic showing how self-awareness, management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making play a role

SEL Programs

Second Step

Second Step is one of the district's SEL programs aimed at helping students, staff and schools foster and sustain supportive, learning environments to address the needs of the whole child.

Read more on Second Step’s website.


Leader in Me

Leader In Me is an SEL model based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader In Me program equips students with the self-confidence and critical thinking skills that they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Read more on Leader in Me’s website.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide framework that aims to create a safe and positive learning environment for all students. It's an evidence-based, three-tiered system that integrates data, systems, and practices to support students' behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. PBIS focuses on: Identifying positive behaviors, Teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors, Using proactive strategies to address problematic behaviors, and prevention over punishment.

Read more on PBIS’s website.


Mental Health Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 1-888-333-2377 | If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Whether seeking help for yourself or someone else, 988 counselors can provide you with support. These services are available anywhere in the United States and in multiple languages.

Crisis Response Network 1-602-222-9444 | When life is overwhelming, if someone is worried about a loved one, or if someone just needs a caring person to listen, Crisis Response Network provides immediate and confidential help.

EMPACT Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 | La Frontera Arizona / EMPACT – Suicide Prevention Center offers comprehensive crisis and community behavioral health services to children, adults, and families. Services are provided in the home or at one of our offices. 

Care Solace A care coordination service helping individuals navigate the mental health system. 

Solari Crisis Response Network 1-844-534-HOPE | Data driven crisis services with a human touch. 

Aurora Behavioral Health 1-877-870-7012 | Inspire hope and wellness in every patient through exceptional individualized care.

Oasis Behavioral Health 1-480-917-9301 | Helping individuals overcome the powerful grasp of mental health or addiction concerns.

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services 1-480-695-8198 | Comprehensive behavioral health services to youth and their families in school and community settings. 

Teen Lifeline 602-248-8336 | To prevent teen suicide in Arizona through enhancing resiliency in youth and fostering supportive communities.

Mind 24/7 1-844-MIND247 | Walk-in mental health care and services.

Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 | National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.