San Benito CISD
The SBCISD helps the students by providing different curriculum such as Project Towards No Drug Abuse (PTNDA), Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (BPP), The Incredible Years: Parent, Teacher, and Child Training Series (IYS), Dina Curriculum, Preganancy Related Services and Compensatory Education Home Instruction. The SBCISD Parental Involvement helps the students and parents of the district with different acitvites such as seminars, work-shops, trainings of various types. For more information you can visit their web-site here.
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation provides services through a center called, the Advocacy Center, which is located at the Joe Callendret Positive Redirection Center. The center helps provide comprehensive mental health service at school sites to children from elementary to high-school age. They provide screening programs to detect depressions and other mental health disorders. Advocacy staff collaborates with social workers and other family advocates developing a referral system and a network of programs that respond to family’s needs (includes, but is not limited to social services, mental and physical health assessment, and mental health services).
Through the SS/HS Initiative, the mental health agency provides five (5) case managers and two (2) licensed professional counselors (LPC) utilizing initiative funds. Each case manager and each LPC handles a maximum of twenty-five (25) cases per week; this number is subject to change by mutual agreement of the parties.
The Advocacy Center staff provides services to potential or existing clients/families listed: Individual counseling (CBT), Family Counseling, Diagnostic Evaluations, Skills Training (Individual and Family), Routine Case Management, Intensive Case Management, Intakes, Uniform Assessments (initial and Updates), Triage, and Crisis Intervention
The SBCISD and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation have a District Psychologist who reviews all referrals prior to being forwarded to the Advocacy Center. Some referrals may not need the level of intervention provided by the Advocacy Center and may be handled by the psychologist or other district staff.
Other services the Advocacy Center include referrals, on-site sessions, and home visits. Referrals can be made by a parent, SBCISD school personnel or community partner, with parental consent and acknowledgement. Upon receipt of the referral, Advocacy Center staff will coordinate an initial appointment to review the nature of the referral and to explain the services available
Other services provided:
San Benito Police Department
Communities in Schools
Cameron County Juvenile Department
San Benito Boys and Girls Club
San Benito Housing Authority