In addition to your child's school counselor, FBISD has mental health resources available at all of our campuses. To access this help, please see your child's school counselor to find the best fit for you.
FBISD Mental Health Counselors
FBISD have six mental health counselors. They're all Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and are able to provide services in English and Spanish. Please see your child's school counselor for more information.
Another FBISD partner, Clearhope Counseling & Wellness Center, exists to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health services in the Greater Houston area. As a driving part of this vision, Clearhope accepts all major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare (normal co-pays apply) and has tele-therapy options during this COVID-19 event. Clearhope founder Heather Lambert, a 17-year veteran teacher, school counselor, and administrator, is driven by the missional belief that “No one should hurt alone.” The Clearhope Team takes a client-centered, collaborative approach to providing expert mental health services conducted by fully licensed LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs. The Clearhope Team is a diverse group of clinical experts who care deeply for the mental health and wellness of their clients and communities. Clearhope has offices in Pasadena, Sugar Land, and Summerwood (FALL 2020). Make an appointment and/or learn more about The Clearhope Team here: https://www.clearhopewellness.com/about-us
Invo Healthcare IMPACT partners with 8 of our elementary campuses and one of our middle schools.
IMPACT (Invo Multidisciplinary Program to Address Childhood Trauma) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of students struggling with mental health challenges and social/emotional issues at home and school. Interventions are delivered in a school setting by mental health professionals experienced in providing trauma-informed care. Knowledge of behavior support interventions is also utilized in the school setting to help students become more successful mentaly, socialy, and academically. IMPACT therapists work in the school during teachers’ hours, closely collaborating with school staff and administrators, while being in constant communication with the school mental health liaison. They are considered a representative of the school, and regular support is provided by an IMPACT clinical supervisor.
This partner works with students that qualify for VOCA funds.
Sugar Land Counseling Center
Sugar Land Counseling Center (SLCC) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Kiran Mishra, a graduate of FBISD’s Dulles High School. SLCC has an office in Sugar Land and offers therapeutic services at the campus, in their office, or virtually. Families can pay for services through insurance or self-pay. SLCC can provide campus based services at Austin Parkway Elementary, First Colony Middle School, Fort Settlement Middle School, and Sartartia Middle School. Please see your school counselor for more information or go directly to the Sugar Land Counseling Center website to schedule an appointment.
Virtual Healthy Schools (VHS)
Virtual Healthy Schools (VHS) - Students spend about 8 hours a day in school, making the school setting an ideal place to teach and model healthy behaviors. The FBISD SHAC VHS provides examples of what a healthy school looks like and how to implement the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model to create a healthier school.
The Virtual Health School is an online, interactive collection of resources that provides health and wellness program information and resources to help make schools healthier. While the Virtual Healthy School’s major themes are nutrition, physical education, physical activity, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the VHS has many resources to support the 10 components of the WSCC model incorporated into the entire school.
Grief and Loss
Introductory video by FBISD's Coordinator of School Counseling and SEL, Carlete Metoyer
This unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is an event filled with grief and loss for us all. According to The Grief Recovery Method, "Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss or change of any kind". The changes and losses due to COVID-19 are countless: loss of a loved one, loss of work, change in routine, loss of social gathering and contact, possible loss of important events like prom and graduation, and list goes on and seems to change daily. The resources below focus on coping with grief and loss in general and loss specific to COVID-19 to support you in this journey and to help you help those you love. However, if your child's grief, sadness, anxiety, anger, and difficulty in coping is beyond what you can manage, please reach out to your child's school counselor. They will help link you and your child to the right virtual counseling resource.
FBISD Grief and Loss Resource Guide
Grief and Loss Resource Guide Spanish
Good Grief for Families
Helping Students Process Scary or Difficult News
How to Help a Grieving Child
Talking to Children about Death
Social Emotional Learning
The links below are interactive activities and lessons to help your child identify and manage their feelings (all grade levels).
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) - Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is an evidenced based framework for promoting safety and positive behavior. PBIS provides ideas to support teaching, modeling, recognizing appropriate behavior, and also identifies systems for logically responding to classroom and individual student problems that can also be used in the home setting. PBIS increases the capacity to reduce problem behaviors. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. If a student struggles behaviorally, PBIS looks at behavior at a form of communication. Instead of punishment, PBIS focuses on what is motivating the behavior, teach appropriate expectations, and using logical consequences.
Cyber Safety - Crime Stoppers of Houston is hosting the Cyber Safety Outreach Day on August 27th from 6:00-7:30. The purpose of this event is to empower parents to stay on top of their families safety through education on important safety precautions and potential online safety dangers kids are exposed to in today’s society. Click the flyer with short videos for more detailed information the event.