Kyrene School District recognizes the role of mental health in the learning
and success for students. The occurrence of mental health difficulties among
children in adolescents is well documented and affects about 1 out of 5 children.
These difficulties may include anxiety, depression, school refusal, grief and loss,
social skills and many more.
As such, Kyrene has developed a comprehensive School Mental Health
Initiative based upon national school mental health models. The purpose of
this initiative is to identify and address the mental health needs of students,
staff, and families. We meet this goal with mental health experts assigned to
each campus that include school psychologists and behavior intervention teachers.
Kyrene also employs social workers and counselors who serve the six Kyrene middle schools as well as Kyrene de los Ninos and Kyrene de las Lomas elementary schools. They collaborate with community agencies and practitioners who specialize in mental health, to develop services and programs that promote a safe and healthy environment.
We also provide professional development in mental health related topics, crisis interventions, risk assessments, and other related topics. These initiatives increase student and school access to mental health services such as individual counseling, family counseling, assessments, support groups and many more resources.
The links below will allow you to explore the various behavioral and mental health resources available through Kyrene School District and other web-based organizations.If you have any questions, please contact the school psychologist assigned to your school site.Additional Resources