MCS Approach to Mental Health Awareness
MCS Vision for Mental Health: The students and stakeholders of Madison City Schools are aware of the importance of mental health and have the needed resources to achieve mental wellness.
- MCS Mental Health Awareness and Response Team includes a Safety Coordinator and Mental Health Services Coordinator who assess, develop, and monitor mental health services and initiatives available to our students and their families.
- District Social Workers provide resources and services to empower and ensure that the needs of students and their families are met.
- School Counselors provide classroom lessons on social-emotional learning, character education, peer relationships, and health coping skills. They also provide small group and individual counseling and referrals to other services when needed.
- MCS Community partnerships include: The Enrichment Center school-based therapy program, The Caring House grief support, The National Children’s Advocacy Center SCAN program, and Crisis Services of North Alabama suicide prevention education.
- MCS requires Suicide Prevention Training for all MCS employees. Suicide Prevention classes are taught in middle and high school.
- MCS offers Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to employees and parents.
- MCS utilizes proactive technology tools for digital student safety.
- Partnership with MPD provides School Resource Officers (SROs) in Madison City Schools to build positive relationships and a safe school environment.
- Text to Protect is a confidential way for students to report concerns that may affect our students or schools via text or email.