Welcome UHS Families & Students!

UHS Family & Student Support Counselor Page

One Stop Shop for Helpful Links and Resources to support US during this current pandemic!

Parents and Students, be sure to explore these amazing links!!


COVID-19 Social Media Resources:

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/covid-19-social-media-resources


Coping with Stress:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html


Meditation and Relaxation Videos/Techniques

https://ccprelaxation.org/


Under the Stress Management & Family and Wellness tab there is a variety of links to view:

http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/COVID-19/


Suicide Prevention Hotline:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255


Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration:

https://www.samhsa.gov/

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Treatment Referral Service


7 Cups of Tea: Free Emotional Support:

https://www.7cups.com/


KidsHelpLine:

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

What do Family & Student Support Counselor's (FSSCs) do?

The primary role of the Family-Student Support Counselor (FSSC) is to provide support and education to students experiencing social-emotional and mental health challenges. We offer brief, short-term counseling on a weekly or bi-weekly basis during non-academic time, at school or via district approved electronic means. There is no fee for our services and consent can be withdrawn at any time.


When necessary, the FSSC's can also connect students and families with additional resources in the community.

Are FSSCs qualified to work with my child?

All FSSC's are educated, trained, and licensed to assist students in managing the emotions and behaviors that sometimes accompany these disorders.


The FSSC’s are Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Social Workers, licensed by their respective state boards.

My child would benefit from working with an FSSC, how I begin the process?

First, you can contact a FSSC directly at the contact information listed below. A parental consent form will be needed to provide services to children under the age of 18. You can scan, fax, or drop off the consent form to me.


Or you can contact your UHS Academic Counselor, Teacher, Admin, or Staff member for a referral form/and consent.


Here is the UCISD FSSC Referral Form for the 2021-2022 school year:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O3q6FPPrinWPxgst7oDQLptTzDzh8gqJv1HrRTV7aHQ/edit?usp=sharing

Where can I obtain the parental consent form for services?

Here is the link for the UCISD Consent for Services form.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14g5R7Wh6QF61dJnXl1EG-dynhokDG3Y3J8n37Xw-1hw/edit

What if I want my child to be referred to another Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Uvalde, is there a list available to me?

Yes, of course, here is our list of Mental Health Providers in the Uvalde Area.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bxk3ByGZIv0WeNkzAI-rB85mRDhuoYd_2yeNNmVBimw/edit

How can I reach another FSSC at another campus?

Robb - Niki Henderson, M.Ed., LPC (830-591-4954 ext. 5510

Uvalde High School - Nikki Rodriguez, M.Ed., LPC (830-591-2950 ext. 6112

Flores & Morales - Barbara Chase, M.S., MAC, LPC (830-591-4954 ext. 5418

Batesville & Crossroads - Melissa Alejandro, LMSW (830) 591-4954 ext. 6133

Dalton & UDLA-Leslie Munoz M.Ed., LPC-Associate(830) 591-2988 ext. 5227

FSSC Nikki Rodriguez, M.Ed., LPC

Hello, my name is Nikki Rodriguez and I am the Family & Student Support Counselor for UHS. I was born and raised in Uvalde and I graduated from Uvalde High School in 1999. I continued on in my education to later obtain my associate's degree from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. I then relocated to Washington State where I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Health Services. When I returned to Texas in 2008, I began working on my graduate degree and ultimately graduated from Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College in 2014 with my Master's degree in Education in Counseling. I officially became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2018 and have been working for the district since 2016.


A little about me, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, visiting new places, and trying new food. I am married with four children, two of which have already graduated from UHS. My passion is learning about mental health, how the brains works, behaviors, and how childhood experiences can affect us both positively and negatively in our lives.


I look forward to supporting and working with my students and families this upcoming year!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and if I don't know the answer, I will find it!

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