Parents-Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Awareness

This website seeks to assist parents with resources for supporting Mental Health Awareness.  Approximately one in six school-aged youth experiences impairments in life functioning, including impacts on academic achievement due to mental illness.  The number of students experiencing mental illness increases as young people grow older.  The earlier mental health concerns are detected and addressed, the more likely a student is to avoid the onset and/or progression of mental illness.  Often times, signs of deteriorating mental health are noticeable well before a mental illness emerges.

Jason Foundation Suicide Prevention Enrichment Lessons for 6th & 9th grades

Suicide Prevention Enrichment Lessons for 3rd - 5th grades

  Informative Slideshows & Sites
Virtual Parent Workshops relating to Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Wellness Awareness

The following is a series of recorded Virtual Parent Workshops Relating to Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Wellness Awareness.  The topics are based on an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children with challenging behaviors, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention).  TBRI offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach their highest potential.  The approach uses three basic principles, Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting to disarm fear based-behaviors.
  Social-Emotional Learning/Mental Health Awareness Activities 

Below are a few activities from the series of Instant Help Workbook for Parents & Kids or Instant Help Workbook for Parents & Teens.  The books were written by Lawrence Shapiro to offer fun and easy-to-use activities to teach children and teens effective skills for dealing with a variety of mental health issues and life challenges.  Other activities are from the Cognitive Behavioral Toolbox for Children & Adolescents workbook, as well as TBRI (Trust-Based  Relational Intervention) recommended activities.  These activities are utilized by the school counselors and also may help as you work with your children at home.


 Telehealth Services

Telehealth Services are now available on 29 of our KISD campuses. 
Please contact the school counselor if you are interested. 
There are plans to expand the program throughout the district.  

Clifton Park 
Killeen El 
Ira Cross 
Pershing Park
Harker Heights El
Willow Springs
Reeces Creek

Palo Alto
Eastern Hills 
Live Oak Ridge 
Liberty Hill
Charles E. Patterson
Roy J. Smith
Killeen HS
Harker Heights HS
Early College
Click the link to the flyer and watch the video for more Information.