How VVMS Wellness Works
Our Health & Wellness Center provides a safe and supportive environment where students can go to discuss a variety of issues with our school social worker, nurse, life coaches and therapists. Our Health & Wellness Center provides culturally competent services in a confidential, nonjudgmental space staffed with professionals who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students.
Through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships, students receive coordinated health education, assessment, counseling and other support services at no cost.
A Measurable Impact
For over a decade, the VVMS Health & Wellness Center has helped students feel better about themselves, get along better with family and friends, are better able to cope when things go wrong, and come to school more often.
Common Student Mental Health Issues
- low self-esteem
- suicidal ideation
- post-traumatic stress/trauma
- family relationships
- peer relationships and sexuality
- We also work with students/families in crisis and/or provide de-escalation support.
Wellness is Fun
- Support Groups
- Individual Counseling
- Breakfast in the Classroom and Snacks
- Mentoring Parties
- Teen Center
- Puberty and Health Education
- Field Trips
- Foster Youth Support