Welcome to Wraparound Services Information (formerly C.A.R.E. (Children at Risk in Education))
Fayette County Public Schools is committed to providing all students with a variety of support services to ensure that all students are healthy and secure and ready to learn. We are dedicated as a district to reaching out to students who are having difficulties with relationships, stress, grades, substance abuse, and finances. Each school in Fayette County has a team made up of administrators, teachers, counselors, and other staff members, such as school nurses, etc. These individuals work together with students and their families by offering appropriate in-school or out-of-school services and/or resources. Our Wraparound Services address the social, emotional, and behavioral issues that prevent a student from achieving academically.
We are a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S) school district dedicated to providing our students with evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral support of all students.
We have a team of professionals to support our students. Our School Counselors are uniquely qualified to provide education, prevention, intervention, and referral services to students and their families. Although school counselors do not provide long-term mental health therapy in schools, they provide a comprehensive school counseling program designed to meet the developmental needs of all students. As a component of this program, school counselors collaborate with other educational professionals and community service providers.
Our School Social Workers have special expertise in understanding family and community systems and linking students and their families with the community services that are essential for promoting student success.
Our School Nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene in actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.
Our School Psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior; to help children and the youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Our school psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Our Student Advocacy Specialists (SAS) focus on meeting the needs of students in a crisis by serving as mentors. Our SAS assist in addressing the growing needs of students who display suicidal and homicidal tendencies, as well as, other mental health concerns that impact learning and social interactions. Our SAS builds positive and professionally appropriate relationships with students, educators, and families and guides students to structured problem-solving while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. Our SAS engage in crisis prevention, which involves a commitment to continuous learning, primary intervention, assessing volatile situations, and anticipating necessary interventions.
We are dedicated as a district to reaching out to students who are having difficulties with relationships, stress, grades, substance abuse, and finances.
Mental Health Awareness - Suicide Awareness/Prevention
Sign of Suicide (SOS)
All Fayette County middle and high school students have access to SOS. It provides tools to help the youth identify the signs and symptoms of depression, suicide, and self-injury in themselves and their peers. The program is designed to educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light is a required training that provides simple and practical actions our faculty and staff can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Meeting the needs of the Whole Child...
Social Services Resources
Resources are available to assist students and families with needs, such as Clothing, Dental, Food, Financial, Homeless Services, Hygiene, School Supplies, Medical (prescriptions), Technology, Transportation, and Tutoring.
A mentoring program designed to help students in our school who are struggling academically or socially, in danger of failing their grade or may not graduate from school. The program focuses on assisting children in developing relationship skills, building positive life skills, and improving academic proficiency.
Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
MTSS is a “tiered system of support that integrates assessment and intervention within a school-wide, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavioral problems.” The MTSS process begins with high-quality core instruction and universal screening for all students. MTSS is a prevention model designed to identify students in need of support and/or acceleration and intervene as quickly as possible.
Leader in Me or The Voyage
All Fayette County Elementary School students have access to these programs.
that empower students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Rainbows - Spectrum aims to assist young people to sort through the significant change, loss, grief, and trauma they experience in their lives by using a process of group peer support with nurturing adults to guide them and to provide a safe place to share themselves.
S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
Free Parental Love and Logic sessions S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). It is a 10-week FREE parenting workshop held twice a year in Fayette County schools and is available to all parents in Fayette County.