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Social & Emotional Development

Social/Emotional Development

The district focuses on promoting an environment that intentionally enhances relationships among students, staff, parents and community members. Programs and teachings about character education, bullying prevention, anger management, drug/alcohol prevention, violence prevention, positive behavior supports and peer mediation will lead to understanding and managing emotion, building positive, long-lasting relationships, showing empathy for others and problem solving constructively and ethically.

Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH)

A team of NCH mental health professionals is available by referral to provide supports for Bexley student’s K – 12. NCH services are supported by a grant from ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County). NCH counselors can provide school-based appropriate counseling, workshops, prevention education student groups and other counseling duties. For more information about this support or to seek a referral, please see a school counselor at the student's school.

40 Development Assets

Developed by Search Institute, this student survey emphasizes the strengths and supports that students need to protect against risk behaviors and promotes thriving indicators. 4th-12 grade students take the survey every 3 years.

Signs of Suicide

Led by the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, SOS is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program that works to: 
  • Decrease suicide attempts by students
  • Increase the ability of participants to identify signs and symptoms of depression and to respond in a way that keeps students safe 
  • Encourages students to seek help for themselves or a friend 

The overall of goal of the program is to reduce youth suicides by teaching students and staff to recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide and depression in themselves.  Students go through the program in 7th and 10th grade.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

A multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.