Chris and Roberta Garvin noticed changes in Nick, but he kept his pain hidden.
The district’s approach to behavioral health includes focusing on teaching positive behavior expectations, partnering with agencies for on-site therapy, training staff on trauma and incorporating Nez Perce culture at every turn.
A student just has to call a phone number where they can receive immediate crisis counseling, and set up an appointment with a local mental health professional.
In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Nampa’s partnerships offer a glimpse into the strengths and challenges of that model.