Healthy & Safe Schools

Healthy & Safe Schools is an initiative designed to assist learning communities in creating, maintaining, and growing safe and supportive school cultures.

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Experienced school educators with a passion for continuing their life’s work, helping schools in southern Arizona meet current standards and school improvement goals. Members consist of current and former school counselors, retired school principals and district-level administrators, university faculty, professional development providers.

Professional Development

Workshops designed with your school team, tailored to your specific needs and audience.

  • School Safety
  • Behavioral health
  • Threat Assessment
  • ASCA (American School Counselor Association) Model of School Counseling
  • Career And College Ready topics and strategies
  • Counseling Support
  • Behavioral Supports
    • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)
    • Check-in Check-out
  • Bully Prevention
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Safe Talk – Suicide alertness
  • Peer Mediation
  • Break Away – Youth Adult Partnerships

Healthy & Safe Schools is happy to discuss options for additional topics that are designed to meet your needs.

Partnerships and Resources
Conferences, institutes, and educator forums addressing topics of interest within our local schools and community

Consultation, coaching as a follow-up to staff training, mentoring, assessment and program auditing, problem-solving, action planning, resource identification and evaluation

Jane Ballesteros
Program Coordinator, Healthy & Safe Schools