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Glynn Cty, GA: District hires new director to oversee mental health services

July 17, 2018, Brunswick (GA) News: School system adds position to support mental health services Glynn County Schools has added to its administration a new position that will oversee wrap-around services for the mental health programs offered to students. Senetra Haywood will take over this school year as the director of student services. The position oversees school counselors, social workers and nurses. Virgil Cole, superintendent of Glynn County Schools, said Monday that the director of student services position will bring together all the various mental health services that have been offered in Glynn County Schools. … Haywood has already begun to review the social and emotional health curriculum options for system-wide implementation, according to a report given to Glynn County Board of Education members at a work session last week. She will also review the school system’s prescribed protocol for suicide prevention. … Haywood will work with Rod Ellis, chief of Glynn County Schools Police, on a threat assessment team to establish district-wide protocols. … During the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year, the school system used Title IV funds to bring in mental health professionals to offer weekly counseling sessions at the Jackson Learning Center, an alternative school for students with a history of behavioral issues. …

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