Social-Emotional Learning & Student Wellness


The philosophy of the Goose Creek CISD Social-Emotional & Student Wellness Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success.  Approximately one in five school-aged youth experiences impairments in life functioning, including impacts on academic achievement, due to behavioral health issues/mental illness.


Outside of the student’s home, schools are the most likely place where mental health concerns will be detected. Fortunately, the earlier mental health concerns are detected and addressed, the more likely a student is to avoid the onset and/or progression of mental illness.


Texas school districts provide services to improve students' mental, emotional, and social health. These services include a wide range of trauma-informed behavioral and mental health prevention and intervention programs.


Because a significant portion of a child’s time is spent at school, schools provide a “captive” audience for the initiation of these interventions. Organizational assessment and consultation skills of counselors, social workers, and psychologists contribute to the health of students and the health of the school environment.