Student Wellness and Prevention

Our Mission: All DCSD students will know when to get help and where to get help.

Creating a Safe & Supportive Environment for All Students

Douglas County School District values the safety and well-being of each student. In fact, we know before we can create an environment conducive to learning, our students must feel safe, secure and supported. That is why we have developed an innovative Student Wellness & Prevention Framework to proactively address bullying, suicide, and school violence.

Student Wellness & Prevention Framework is designed to:

Monthly Topics:

August - Introduction Message & Resources
September - Identifying & Communicating Feelings
October - How To Help A Friend In Need
November - How & When To Report
December - Healthy Habits, Self-Care & Coping Skills
January - Recap of 1st Semester
(Feeling Identification, Helping A Friend, How/When To Report, Healthy Habits)

February - Sources of Support
March - Are You Helping Or Hurting Someone?
April - Recap of Healthy Habits, Self-Care & Coping Skills
May - Summer Resources

*Parent letters with resources are linked below.

Additional Resources and Sources of Support

911 If there is an immediate threat to your child or other students, call local law enforcement at 911.
The National Suicide Preention Lifeline provides a 24 hour crisis line for those who are thinking of suicide. They also help those who are feeling hopeless or know someone that is.
Metro Crisis Line
Metro Crisis Services offers a hotline for those struggling with a mental or emotional problem, getting into trouble with drugs or alcohol, having family or relationship problems, or problems at work or school. Support and guidance is free and confidential
SAFE2TELL is designed to help YOU anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community.
DCSD Bullying Prevention Link The DCSD School District features a comprehensive page on bullying prevention

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