The Social and Emotional Well-Being supports a health school through programs and services that value the social and emotional well-being of students, families and staff.

The Social and Emotional Well-Being component promotes:
  • Acceptance of self;
  • The ability to express thoughts and feelings in a responsible manner;
  • Understanding and respect for differences in others;
  • Positive interpersonal relationships;
  • The ability to give and receive support;
  • Balance between meaningful work and play;
  • Awareness of stressors which interfere with health development;
  • Willingness to request assistance when needed; and
  • A supportive school environment that links to community resources.

Goal: Promote provision of adequate resources and service coordination to ensure access by students, families and staff to behavioral health services.

Related Links:

Healthier Schools New Mexico provides links to related sites only as a courtesy to our internet readers. Healthier Schools New Mexico makes no claim as to the accuracy of any information presented on other internet sites and is not responsible for their content.


School Health Rules on Social & Emotional Well-Being

School Counseling

6.29.1 NMAC STANDARDS FOR EXCELLENCE GENERAL PROVISIONS:

  • Standards for Excellence General Provisions contains the requirements, educational standards and student expectations in public schools.  Specific to school counseling, Standards for Excellence General Provisions requires:
    • Districts and charter schools to provide or make provisions for support service programs, which strengthen the instructional program.  Required support service programs include school counseling.  Support services must: (1) have a written, delivered, and assessed program, K-12; (2) provide licensed staff to develop and supervise the program; (3) be assessed as part of the EPSS process (see 6.29.1.8 NMAC); and (4) support the local curriculum and EPSS.
Wellness Policies

6.12.6 NMAC SCHOOL DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY:

  • This rule requires each school district and charter school to develop and implement local wellness policies that include:
    • A plan addressing the behavioral health needs of all students in the educational process by focusing on students’ social and emotional well-being.