Union Grove High School’s primary goal is to prepare all students to be career and/or college ready by raising the academic and social learning bar. Our school provides opportunities to highlight student strengths and support them in both academic and social emotional growth.
We have developed a Mental Health Steering Committee to help guide the support we will be giving to our students throughout the year. We will keep you informed as our plans solidify. One way we will be supporting our students is by beginning to use an evidence-based practical model known as SBIRT. SBIRT is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral To Services.
Screening is done through the GAIN - SS (Global Appraisal of Individual Needs - Short Screener) which can be found by clicking the link to the left. The screening asks students questions about their mental health and positive/negative coping strategies. We will begin using the screener on students with anxiety issues as identified by our Student Services Staff.
Based on screening results, the school counselors will connect with students who show elevated levels of risk or want more support. Students may receive a brief intervention of several sessions with their school counselor based on motivational interviewing principles.
Students at high levels of risk may be referred to providers in the community for more support.
As with any school screener, you have the right to opt your child out of this screening. Please send your request to opt out in writing to Michelle McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-878-2434 with any questions. Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all of the screener questions.
Mental Health is an important part of academic success. At Union Grove High School we strive to support our students in all aspects so they can have a bright and successful future.