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About Us...
Education Service Center Region 17 seeks to assist school personnel with resources for supporting student mental health. In Texas, there are numerous collaborative efforts, statutes, services, programs, and strategies available to support the identification of mental health challenges and to address them. 
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Need Help?
Amy Hagerman
Support Staff
E: ahagerman@esc17.net
P: (806) 281-5859
Classroom Management...
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Effective classroom management is something that you can see and feel but defining it is more complex.  When systems are in place in the classroom, a perfect marriage of increased academic success and decreased behavior problems occurs. In turn, the climate and culture of the classroom is one of safety where students can thrive.  Randy Spick, Educational Consultant for Safe and Civil Schools, developed the STOIC framework, a multi-tiered system of prevention and intervention that empowers educators.  

STOIC is an acronym that stands for "five puzzle pieces:"

Structure for success

Teach expectations

Observe systemically

Interact positively

Correct calmly

Disproportionality- Discipline...

Texas public schools are required to develop and enforce various student discipline policies that follow Texas Education Code and federal law, including a student code of conduct outlining disciplinary actions taken based on student behavior. The Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Student Discipline Program provides guidance to local education agencies (LEAs) and regional education service centers on these disciplinary policies and procedures as well as discipline data reporting requirements outlined in the Texas Education Data Standards.

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Find Your Local Mental Health or Behavioral Health Authority, Click on your County.
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Multi-tiered Systems of Support...

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports...
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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all student succeed. 

Tiered Levels of Behavior...
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A tiered approach to behavioral interventions is based on a mental health prevention model of three “tiers” of intervention and is considered best practice. Tiers serve as the framework through which decisions about interventions are made. Most often these three tiers are graphically represented in a triangle diagram. The tiers may help prioritize the type and intensity of interventions for behavior that students receive. 

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