FREE & Confidential Support for SEP Students
At Southeast Polk Community School District we are committed to providing student services to help children grow socially, emotionally, and academically. If your child is in need, please contact your school counselor. If your child is in crisis or at risk for suicide, please call 911 or take them to an emergency department for an immediate medical evaluation.
On March 29th 2018, Senate File 2113 was signed by the governor requiring that all Iowa school districts provide staff training and protocols on suicide prevention / postvention. The goal of these trainings and protocols are to identify students with adverse childhood experiences and to develop strategies that “mitigate toxic stress response” based on nationally recognized practices. You can view the document here.
Woodward Community-Based Services: Woodward Community-Based Services offers school-based behavioral and mental health services available to students during the school day. Services are provided at the school setting. Take Medicaid, Wellmark, and Title 19. Sliding scale / private pay also available.
Next Step Counseling Services: Next Step Counseling Services offers school-based behavioral and mental health services available to students during the school day. Take most private insurance plans, Title 19, Child Mental Health Waiver, and BHIS Services. Sliding scale / private pay also available.
United Way Des Moines: Dial 2-1-1 or Website
Know someone who needs support but don’t know where to get help? Just like calling 9-1-1 in an emergency, 2-1-1 is a three-digit help line that connects anyone with local supports and resources. All professionals are trained to quickly assess a caller’s needs and to identify the best possible solution. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available anytime 24/7.