Counseling and Mental Health Professional Services Guide
West Chester Area School District - Grades K-12
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Counseling and Mental Health Services and Staff
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Dr. Leigh Ann Ranieri - Director of Pupil Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Werner - Assistant Director of Pupil Services: email@example.com
Kate Coulter - Lead Intervention and Mental Health Specialist (K-12): firstname.lastname@example.org; 484-266-1216
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Concerned for a student's welfare? Need to make an anonymous tip?
Click here to access Safe 2 Say Something Information
In all WCASD schools, we encourage and teach our students to call 911 for emergency situations and to report safety concerns to a trusted adult (at home or in school). However, there may be situations where a student does not feel comfortable talking to an adult.
Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, developed by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, provides another option for our students and school community to report safety concerns anonymously via the S2SS mobile app, website, or crisis hotline.
Additionally, the Safe2Say Something Program teaches our students how to recognize warning signs, signals and threats and the importance of reporting these concerns immediately to prevent violence and tragedies.
HOW IT WORKS: SEE IT. REPORT IT!
If you have a concern about an individual(s) who may be a threat to themselves or others:
· First – ALWAYS call 911 if it is an emergency or a crime in progress.
· If you are not comfortable calling 911, SAY SOMETHING to a trusted adult, such as our School Resource Officer, Beth Sanborn or a school counselor.
· If you are not comfortable calling 911 or talking to a trusted adult, that’s when you can use the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. It’s easy and confidential. Submit a tip without being named. We’ll make sure the right people know. That’s it.
STEP 1: Submit an Anonymous Tip 24/7 Using the App, Website or Phone
Call the tipline
Use the Website
Use the Mobile App
on Apple or Android Devices
(search for Safe2Say Something)
STEP 2: Calls & Tips are Triaged by the S2SS Crisis Center
· A crisis center analyst receives & reviews tip information & may ask a few questions to understand what’s going on
· The tip is triaged and categorized as either life safety or non-life safety
· The tip is sent to schools officials & law enforcement (as needed) via text, email and/or phone call within seconds
STEP 3: School Officials/Law Enforcement Intervene to Help
· School officials & law enforcement (as needed) act immediately to investigate, assess, and intervene with reported at-risk individuals
· At-risk individuals receive the help they need BEFORE they ever get to the point of hurting themselves or others
· School officials report their outcomes into the Safe2Say Something platform & close the tip, ensuring accountability for every tip submitted.
Additional S2SS Resources
Safe2Say Something Informational Brochure
How to Submit a Tip on the S2SS App
How to Submit a Tip from the S2SS Website
Recognizing Warning Signs, Signals and Threats: What to Report