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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Social and Emotional Wellness Committee
Healthy Children +Healthy Families = Healthy Communities
Good emotional health helps children learn and succeed socially and academically. Students who need mental health services but lack access are not as likely to succeed academically. Community collaboration is necessary to improve student access to care, and to address issues of ethnic and economic diversity within the school community. The AISD SHAC works with the district and community partners to promote cultural competence, collaboration, and equity in access to help all families achieve and maintain social and emotional wellness.
Why is emotional health important?
Good social and emotional health supports: (School Psychologists Role in Mental Health: Possibilities and Potential, National Association of School Psychologists, Government and Professional Relations Committee)
AISD Initiatives supported by SHAC (Developing a Continuum of Student Support Services)
How can I help?
Join the AISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Social and Emotional Well Being Committee. Join PTA. Form a Campus Wellness Committee. Become informed about the issue. There are many tools, resources and organizations to help you.
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)Tracy Lunoff
AISD School Health Coordinator
1111 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703