Safe and Supportive School Program
The SSSP is a systemic and coordinated multitiered support system that addresses school climate, the social and emotional domain, and behavioral and mental health and wellness; it includes collaboration with community, county, and state organizations; conducting behavioral threat assessments; and the implementation of a multi-hazard approach to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis situations.
Ruby Rodriguez, MEd
(361) 275-1900 ext. 116
Director of Special Programs
Kathy F. Scott, LMSW
(361) 275-1900 ext. 418
John C. French & Hunt Elementary Schools
Courtney Schacherl, MS, LPC
(361) 275-1900 ext. 327
Cuero Junior High School
Lacy Timpone, MEd, LPC
(361) 275-1900 ext. 204
Cuero High School
TCHATT is a telemedicine program for identifying and assessing mental health needs and providing access to mental health services in school. TCHATT is free to Cuero ISD students and families. Through TCHATT, students can receive medication management, schedule psychiatrist appointments, and receive counseling services. TCHATT provides 10 sessions of counseling. These sessions can be done during school or at home, whatever works best for the family’s needs. After those 10 sessions, TCHATT works with the family to make a referral for long-term services if needed.
- The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
- Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.
- E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
- Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.
Please go to the CDC Website below for more information on smoking and tobacco use.
Where do we go from here?
In today’s substance abuse pandemic—the worst public social health crisis America has ever seen—the threat to our youth is greater than ever. The chasm between what parents needed to know in the 80’s, and the current trends necessary to understand today’s scene, the importance of parental education and awareness cannot be overestimated. It is vital!
The threats to youth have changed through the years and the terminology you thought you understood now needs new understanding. What are the conversations you need to have? Where does connection fit in with this digital world?
Michael DeLeon is a needed voice. A recovered addict, ex-offender, former gang member and a national leader in prevention and recovery, addiction advocacy and criminal justice reform, Michael delivers a seminar that will be remembered and referenced for a long time to come.
Please click on the link below to watch Michael DeLeon's Presentation on this topic.
- Michael discusses the biggest threats to families including the “Tri-Fecta Gateway®, Marijuana legalization and commercialization, the e-cigarette and vaping/JUULing trends and the digital relationship to substance use and abuse.
- Michael will introduce the most underutilized medical breakthrough in America today called Pharmacogenetic testing, a scientific breakthrough that shows parents exactly how the body individually and uniquely metabolizes medications. The science will literally end trial-and-error prescribing in America.
Child Abuse Prevention
Abuse, neglect and exploitation of children happens all too often.
Not all suspicions of child abuse turn out to be true; however, all concerns where abuse is believed to have occurred deserve serious attention and fast action.
The earlier abuse is identified and stopped, the earlier medical care, therapy and counseling can help children and families heal. If you suspect abuse is occurring, speak up.
If a child tells you about abuse, take it seriously. All children deserve to be heard, protected, and helped.
To report abuse or neglect in Texas:
- Call 1-800-242-5400
- Report online at Texas Abuse Hotline
- Use the relay service of your choice or use Relay Texas at 7-1-1
- Tell the relay operator to call the Texas Abuse Hotline at (800) 252-5400