CFISD receives Bronze award from Center for School Behavioral Health

October 11, 2019

Dr. Traci Schluter (left), department of psychological services director, and Dr. Michelle Pastorek (right), a licensed psychologist with CFISD’s Mental Health Intervention Team, hold the Bronze recognition award at this year’s Center for School Behavioral Health’s annual conference on Sept. 27.
Dr. Traci Schluter (left), department of psychological services director, and Dr. Michelle Pastorek (right), a licensed psychologist with CFISD’s Mental Health Intervention Team, hold the Bronze recognition award at this year’s Center for School Behavioral Health’s annual conference on Sept. 27. 

Oct. 11, 2019—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, through the department of psychological services and the guidance and counseling department, received a Bronze recognition award at the Center for School Behavioral Health’s annual conference on Sept. 27.  

 The Center for School Behavioral Health is a program started by Mental Health America of Greater Houston. The program allows school districts across the greater Houston area to come together and collaborate on ideas and best practices through the Center Collaborative and Learning Community subprograms. CFISD’s department of psychological services and the guidance and counseling department have both been members of the Center Collaborative and Learning Community for more than seven years.

“This recognition reflects the level of dedication and collaborative involvement by the departments of psychological services, guidance and counseling and the Mental Health Intervention Team,” said Dr. Traci Schluter, director of psychological services. “Participation in the collaborative and smaller school-based learning community provides CFISD the opportunity to network and communicate with other districts and agencies in an environment that fosters continuous learning, discussion of best practices and a focus on continuing to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of behavioral health of students and families within the CFISD community.”

CFISD, through the department of psychological services and the guidance and counseling department, received a Bronze recognition award at the Center for School Behavioral Health’s annual conference on Sept. 27. The Center for School Behavioral Health is a program started by Mental Health America of Greater Houston.
CFISD, through the department of psychological services and the guidance and counseling department, received a Bronze recognition award at the Center for School Behavioral Health’s annual conference on Sept. 27. The Center for School Behavioral Health is a program started by Mental Health America of Greater Houston.

The following requirements must be met by a school district to receive a Bronze recognition award:

  • District is a Center Collaborative member for at least one full academic year;
  • District is implementing five to 10 center recommendations;
  • At least one district representative attends 60 percent of the Center Collaborative meetings;
  • At least one district representative attends 40 percent of the Learning Community meetings;
  • At least one district representative has attended an additional center organized event or learning opportunity;
  • At least one district staff member attends the annual center conference; and
  • More than 50 percent of the district staff has received training on signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and suicide prevention.

Visit the Mental Health America of Greater Houston website for more information.

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