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Mental Health & Behavior Resources

Mental Health Resources:

•  Click here for mental health resources and hotlines.
•  Click here for suicide prevention resources and hotlines. 
•  Talking to Children about COVID-19

Emergency FAQs:

What should I do if my child experiences a medical emergency during virtual learning?
If your child experiences a medical emergency, contact 911 immediately. It is important that you provide all relevant and appropriate medical information to those who will be responsible for caring for your children.

What should I do if my child expresses an emotional or mental health need during virtual learning?
If your child experiences, or expresses symptoms of, an emotional or mental health need, you should contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225.  GCAL is a free resource provided to all Georgia Families that aims to provide immediate and qualified mental health assistance and referrals to families. You may also download the MyGCAL app at no cost from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Of course, if you believe that this need is an emergency, contact 911 immediately.

What should I do if I become aware of a child welfare concern?
If you become aware of a concern for a child’s well-being, please contact the Department of Family and Children Services to make a report, 1-855-GA-CHILD (1-855-422-4453).  If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Who can I call if I need specific resources?
United Way 211 can point you in the right direction of resources you may need (food, utility, housing, etc.). Call 211 to reach United Way's resource directory.
Or check the RCPS Community and Student Support - Community Resources page.

P&I Specialists (Behavior Assistance):

>>Click here to book an appointment

Your Prevention and Intervention (P&I) Specialists are available during your Independent Learning Days! Any student in RCPS will have access to this link to request an appointment or follow-up contact.

A P&I Specialist is someone who assists students who may be experiencing difficulty with behavior issues and helps with social/emotional needs through individual and/or group sessions. Each specialist is trained in the delivery of evidence-based practices and programs designed to help your child achieve success in school. P&I Specialists are on-the-scene at their respective schools as part of RCPS student support services. 

During your Independent Learning Days, the Prevention and Intervention Specialist team can be reached via email or by phone. Their email addresses are attached in the link below where you can also request an appointment with them. Please keep in mind that the virtual learning school day ends at normal school hours (4 p.m. at the latest). Any calls, emails or appointment requests after this time will be returned on the following school day.

Whenever needed, please feel free to click the link below, fill out the needed information and submit. An email will be sent to the Prevention and Intervention team and your P&I Specialist will reach out to you!

Click the link below to contact or book an appointment with a P&I Specialist: