• Emotional and Behavioral Health Resources

     

    Crisis

    IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT IS EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH OR EMOTIONAL CRISIS, CALL VALLEY CREEK CRISIS CENTER ANY TIME-24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR A FREE TELEPHONE CRISIS COUNSELING OR MOBILE OUTREACH.  ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND MAY BE ANONYMOUS.

    610-918-2100

    Crisis Text Line: 741741

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

    Para ayuda en español:  1-888-628-9454

    Crisis Information

     

    Suicide Prevention

     

    Behavioral Health

     

    Threat Assessment

    Act 18 of 2019 required all school entities in Pennsylvania to have at least one Threat Assessment Team in place by the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. The teams are responsible for “the assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may indicate a threat to the safety of the student, other students, school employees, school facilities, the community or others.” Threat Assessment Teams are also responsible for providing training, education, and information to members of their school communities.

    The Great Valley School District has established threat assessment teams in all six (6) school buildings.  The teams are comprised of trained administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and mental health specialists.  When a threat assessment occurs, caregivers are provided guidance and information regarding local resources.

    The Board is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its students and the school community and providing resources and support to address identified student needs. The Board adopts the following Policy and Administrative Guideline to address student behavior that may indicate a threat to the safety of the student, other students, school employees, school facilities, the community and others, as required by Pennsylvania Act 18 of 2019.

    Policy 236.1

    Administrative Guideline 236.1

     

    Social Work Services

     

    Pennsylvania 211

    • If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, PA 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utility bill to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free. Specialists will listen to your needs and give you information on programs in your community that might be able to help.

      Visit the search page to explore programs available in your community by categories such as financial assistance, housing, and food.

      Learn more about PA 211’s COVID-19 response.

     

    Safe2Say Something

    • What is Safe2Say Something?

      Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.

      Here’s how it works:

      • Submit an anonymous tip report through the Safe2SaySomething system
      • Crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions
      • Crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention
      • If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app

      For more information:  safe2saypa.org

      TO MAKE A REFERRAL:

      CALL 1 844-SAF2SAY (723 2729)

      OR: Download the APP

     

    Report Abuse & Victim Support: