Welcome to Intervention Services
While we know school should be the focus of a child’s life, sometimes other events impact a student’s ability to achieve. To better support Fort Worth ISD students during such times, Intervention Services are available.
We serve students who are experiencing difficulties either on or off the school campus. We work collaboratively with students to develop healthy coping strategies and solutions, impacting student performance and overall functioning. Our intent is to help these students find coping strategies and solutions that enable them to return to a healthy level of functioning in life and to improve performance in the classroom.
Each Fort Worth ISD secondary campus and several elementary school campuses have at least one full-time, dedicated Intervention Specialist. In addition, we provide staff support at the elementary and middle school District Alternative Education Placement (DAEP) campuses and the new Leadership Academies. In Addition, we have four Case Managers Positions at:
Glencrest 6th Grade Rosemont 6th Grade Jacquet Middle School Leonard Middle School
The Case Managers work closely with a caseload of 10-15 students, providing a higher level of support to achieve the following outcomes:
• Parental engagement
• Access to needed services
• Reduce risk of failure or expulsion due to behaviors
• Individual and group counseling
• Crisis Intervention
• Peer Mediation
• Nurture Groups
• Restorative Circles
• Social Skills Instruction
• Life Skills Instruction
• Leadership Development
• Consultation referrals to community resources
• Referrals to community resources
• Limited case management and/or home visits
• Transitional support for returning students
• Staff Development
• Student retreats
• Participation on various campus-based teams
Our staff includes professionals with training and experience in the areas of social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, prevention and chemical dependency. All are licensed and/or certified in their areas of expertise. Each works closely with school personnel as an important member of each campus’ team.
Students can be referred for services by their teacher, counselor, parent, friend or self. All services are provided at no cost to the student and on their campus. Measures are taken to ensure client confidentiality. Parents are engaged in services as necessary or as requested by the student.