Special Services

  • Mental Health 

    • School Social Workers
    • School Psychologists
    • Therapeutic Service Providers
    • Substance Prevention 
    • Diversion and Truancy 
    • Crisis Intervention 

    Transformative Social Emotional Learning 

    The tSEL team supports all students in learning and developing the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and competencies as these are an integral part of education and human development. The Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. 

    CASEL understands and recognizes that many of the evidenced based and CASEL approved SEL curriculum are not necessarily culturally responsive for all students. DPS embraces the movement to focus on “Transformative SEL”  in order to implement the teaching of SEL skills in culturally responsive and affirming practices. To learn more, click here