DPS provides licensed and trained social workers and psychologists on school campuses to support the emotional and social well being of our students. These services are free to students and families, and are available to foster the development of the Whole Child.
More information on supports and services coming soon!
DPS District Crisis Recovery Team (DCRT)
DPS District Crisis Recovery Team (DCRT) works to support schools with response and recovery efforts following a crisis. DCRT Responders include school psychologists, school social workers, nurses, counselors and other staff.
DCRT Responders implement services aligned with the NASP PREPaRE Model in collaboration with DPS Communications and DPS Department of Climate and Safety. Staff receive support through the Employee Assistance Program. For more information on your school’s crisis response and recovery efforts, please contact your school’s mental health providers.
Families needing support outside of the instructional day or during a school holiday, can access the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or Judi’s House for grief and loss support at 720-941-0331.
Student Safety Protocol Processes
Threat Response Process
The Threat Response Process is supported by a student safety protocol that is implemented when a student poses a threat, makes a threat, or if there is concern that a student may be about to act out violently. The protocol includes a Preliminary Information Gathering Form and a Full Threat Appraisal.
Suicide Risk Review Process
The Suicide Risk Review Process is supported by a student safety protocol that is initiated whenever a student talks about harming themself, or if there is concern that a student has thoughts about hurting themself. The protocol includes a Preliminary Suicide Risk Screener and Full Suicide Risk Review.
Non-Suicidal Self Injury Process
The Non-Suicidal Self Injury Process is supported by a student safety protocol that is initiated whenever a staff member becomes aware that a student has been hurting themself through self-injury. The protocol is called the Non-Suicidal Self Injury protocol.
Intervention and Supports
Each student safety protocol is concluded with the development and implementation of an Action and Intervention Plan to help support the safety of the student, school community, and a successful return to learning.