HOW WELLNESS WORKS:
Wellness offers relevant health education in classrooms and coordinates school-wide events around adolescent health issues, regularly using a peer-to-peer model. The Wellness Center offers a safe and welcoming space for students to hang out while accessing information through our interactive Wellness website, health education and awareness materials and connecting with caring staff to support students' health and well-being.
Wellness provides a wide variety of support and empowerment groups and clubs as a means of health promotion, prevention of risky behavior and relationship building. Student-focused leadership groups bring student voice and choice into the types of programming offered by Wellness and provides positive peer support, outreach and education to the larger student community.
Our Wellness staff provide individual students with counseling, crisis intervention, case management, health and reproductive health information, support and services, conflict mediation and related services to support the whole student.
We collaborate with community-based organizations, clinics and local universities to serve students at school. Wellness staff coordinate with these community partners to bring additional expertise directly to the students at the school site.
Wellness helps students and families navigate community and private healthcare systems for adolescent focused primary and behavioral health care services, including mental health and substance abuse treatment. We also connect students with local teen clinics for reproductive health education and services.