The Department of Crisis Intervention strives to increase student academic achievement within a safe educational environment by addressing emotional and behavioral barriers to learning. These goals are met by providing direct and indirect intervention services, behavioral consultations, and assisting school staff, students, and parents during times of emotional distress by providing trauma and grief support. In addition, the crisis team provides training to school staff regarding diverse subject matters such as suicide prevention, non-suicidal self-injury, crisis intervention, trauma-informed practices, and mental health awareness. The department’s Senior Manager is Sean Ricks, LSSP. The team is composed of Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Professional School Counselors.
Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events
Houston Independent School DistrictCrisis Intervention1102 Telephone RoadHouston, TX 77023Crisis Line: 713-923-8597Fax: 713-967-5217Email: Sean Rickssricks@houstonisd.org