School Health and Wellness

  • Healthy kids learn better. The District’s Office of School Health and Wellness aims to create a safe and healthy learning environment by removing health-related barriers so that students can learn, grow, and thrive.

    Health-related Services and Initiatives

    • Nursing Team: Includes 17 registered nurses, 9 of which are outreach nurses, who provide direct and consultative support for school health services across our district.  Many schools also have on-site health staff (RN, LPN, or MA) through our nurse agency partner.
    • Dental and Vision Services: Onsite dental services to students; vision screening and glasses for students in need.
    • Behavioral Health Services: In addition to social workers and counselors, the District has a partnership with multiple behavioral health agencies that provide behavioral health services directly inside many of our schools.
    • School-Based Health Centers: Also located directly inside many of our schools. Our school-based health center partners provide students with a full spectrum of health-related services, from physicals to managing chronic disease, behavioral health issues, and more.
    • Immunizations: The District works with health partners to provide immunization services. 
    • School Health Teams: Individuals at each school trained in specific health modules; asthma, diabetes, seizures, allergic reactions, and medication delivery

    Contact the Office of School Health and Wellness
    9th floor, Fisher Building | 3011 W. Grand Blvd | Detroit, MI 48202
    Dr. Elliott Attisha | Elliott.Attisha@detroitk12.org | Phone: (313)-873-7494

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Mental Health Tips for Students from TRAILS

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    Support Your Student's Mental Health
    During COVID-19

    The DPSCD partner, TRAILS, which has assisted the District in mental and behavioral health supports, has put together a resource document for DPSCD families. This resource provides guidance and recommendations to families for

    1. Talking with children and teens about Coronavirus/COVID-19
    2. Supporting school-age youth with effective coping strategies
    3. Recognizing healthy and unhealthy coping skills (such as self-harm or substance abuse)

    Please follow the link here for access to the resource.