Round Rock High School Safety Committee and thirty district nurses were trained in Mental Health First Aid this year. Just as CPR helps a person assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the 8 hour course, participants learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
In his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan in May 2018, Governor Abbott listed Mental Health First Aid as important training for school staff. With the money raised from last year’s Round Rock ISD Campus Walk organized by the Student Advisory Board, Coordinator of Future Readiness, Dr. Amy Grosso, was trained as a trainer so the district can provide in district training to any department or campus.
Two open sessions for staff are scheduled during Round Rock ISD Professional Development SummeRR Camp July 22-25. Interested staff members can register through Eduphoria. If you have questions contact Amy Grosso, 512-464-5976.