Mental Health & Wellness
The Greece Central School District recognizes as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to their community. We believe that mental health is a component of overall health and well-being.
As part of overall health and wellness, mental health includes:
- A sense of self-esteem and self-confidence;
- The ability to identify, express and regulate emotions;
- The ability to set and achieve goals;
- Recognition of one’s creatives skills;
- The ability to expand knowledge and skills;
- The ability to feel and show empathy for others;
- The ability to create and maintain satisfying relationships.
Greece utilizes School Counselors, School Psychologists and School Social Workers to support this integrated mental health and wellness model. Our mental health team utilizes their education and expertise to provide support to students, families, classroom staff, and administrators.
School counseling programs and school counselor’s work benefits students, parents, teachers, administrators and the overall community. School counseling programs are an integral part of student's daily educational environment, and school counselors should be partners in student achievement.
What Does a School Counselor Do? Click here to learn more about the various roles of a school counselor.
School Social Worker
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society.
What Does a School Social Worker Do? Click here to learn more about the various roles of a school social worker.
School psychological services consist of consultation, counseling, behavioral and academic intervention, crisis intervention, and psychological and academic evaluation. All services are provided to improve the educational success of all students. The school psychologist uses methods that ensure fair and non-biased evaluation. The services are provided by a New York State certified school psychologist. The services are available in all schools. If you have questions regarding evaluation or intervention for your child, you can contact the school psychologist by calling the school’s mainline and asking to speak with the psychologist.
What Does a School Psychologist Do? Click here to learn more about the various roles of a school psychologist.