Student Assistance Program
Pine-Richland School District fosters resiliency by building a positive school climate through strengthening our connection between the home and school environments. Resiliency is the ability to adapt well in the face of hard times and build upon one’s strengths (Adopted from the American Psychological Association, 2011). We strive to empower our students to build academic and social-emotional skills in order to promote personal achievement and resilience, as well as a sense of belonging and well-being.
We reinforce the connection between emotional well-being and student success through our continuum of the school and community mental health supports. We currently have Student Assistant Programs and School-Based Mental Health Services in all of our schools, K-12. Specifically, all staff members (administrators, teachers, counselors, nurses, coaches, bus drivers, custodial staff, food service personnel) are trained annually on any change in student’s behaviors, risk factors and warning signs of suicide and appropriate responsible reporting procedures (Observe, Listen, Refer). The district and school suicide prevention coordinators continue to provide age-appropriate curriculum for students K-12 in the development of resiliency, understanding good emotional and physical health, protective factors, healthy coping and problem-solving skills, responsible reporting and identifying trusted adults at school and in the home environments.