Region One Counselor Newsletter

June/July 2022 Summer Edition

Hello Summer!

We hope this summer you take time to relax, recharge, and replenish.

As always, we thank you for your service to education and for the tremendous impact you make on your students.

We wish everyone a happy, healthy and restful summer!

Your Region One Counseling Team

Staying active over the break is beneficial for personal growth. Summer gives our youth the chance to step away from their desk and discover new interests. Research shows that “through play, [children] can experiment, solve problems, think creatively, cooperate with others,” which, in turn, allows them to “gain a deeper knowledge about his/herself and the world” (Bento et al. 2017).

Finding ideas to keep your youth engaged can be difficult. Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN) can help. They have compiled a list of activities across the state that are available this summer. With activities focusing on art, nature, science, and more, these ideas are accessible for youth and mentors in every corner of Texas!

Resources in Response to the Robb Elem School Shooting

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities find ways to cope together.


Safe and Supportive School Program Website

The information and resources provided are intended to support the implementation of the SSSP which includes a multitiered system of supports that addresses the academic and non academic needs of students.

This database was created in response to Senate Bill 11 from the 86th Texas Legislature, which required the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop a rubric for Education Service Centers (ESCs) to use in identifying resources that are available to schools in their respective regions, along with a list of statewide resources available to school districts to address the mental health of students.
T4PA School Safety State Initiative Update-June 2022

This information is intended solely to provide general information and reflects the Title IVA School Safety State Initiative current understanding of the topics and applicable state and federal guidance.


TEA Health Education Update

Further TEA FAQs and information concerning Human Sexuality are being reviewed by TEA Legal and should be posted on the TEA Health Education web page.

Child Abuse, Family/Dating Violence & Human Trafficking

TEA's Frequently Asked Questions on Child Abuse, Family Violence, Dating Violence, and Human Trafficking


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Texas School Mental Health Website

The Texas School Mental Health website strives to provide districts and campuses with the resources and tools needed to develop a comprehensive school mental health system.

Mental Health America MHA TOOLKIT

Great printouts with topics such as "What Can I Do When I am Afraid" and "Dealing with Tough Situations."


Find Resources to Create a Safer School