For Parents

Parent smiles with her children
Parent smiles with child
Parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of the students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips or activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience. Stay up-to-date with the happenings at Whitlock.



Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors and our community mental health partners provide supportive services to students who need assistance for any reason, from overcoming academic challenges to handling life-altering events. There is an access guide that shares information about the services offered such as:

• providing therapeutic intervention to help students cope with stress and trauma;
• leading small-group sessions to support students with relationship building;
• providing substance abuse prevention and intervention;
• providing strategies and skills to help students improve their focus and concentration.
• linking students to practical resources to help families gain access to food, clothing, and transportation;
• completing comprehensive assessments to help school teams make data-informed decisions

To help you get the necessary support, the DCPS School Mental Health Team has developed a universal referral process. This process allows you to access all mental health and counseling supports in your school by completing one form. There is a form for adults who are referring students for services and a different form for students who are requesting services for themselves. Fill out the appropriate form and share it with your School Behavior Health Coordinator, who is available to meet with you to discuss your concerns and provide information on consent and other pre-service information. 

Referral Form (self)

Referral Form (other)

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