Emergence Health Network partners with Fabens ISD to bring mental health care into the classroom
FABENS, Texas (KVIA) -- Emergence Health Network is expanding its in-school services. It now works with the Fabens Independent School District to provide mental health services at Fabens Middle and High Schools. The network already has a partnership with El Paso and Canutillo Independent School Districts.
“The goal of this collaboration is to improve access to mental health care for students and enhance mental health awareness for the entire Fabens community,” said Kristi Daugherty, Chief Executive Officer of the Emergence Health Network.
Officials say that school-based mental health services make care easier to access. Students will have access to therapy, medication management, skills training, and case management services. Parents and school staff will also be able to get training and education on mental health topics, including stress management, substance abuse and suicide prevention, and burnout prevention techniques.
“School-based mental health increases academic achievement, improves attendance, and leads to fewer disruptions to the learning environment. We are looking forward to this new partnership," said Veronica Vijil, Fabens Independent School District Superintendent.