Service for School Professionals ECHO®
ECHO® Program: CATR ECHO® for Counselors
The Campus Alliance for Telehealth Resources program is proud to offer Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO®) services. CATR ECHO® services equip communities with their mental health care needs by connecting independent school districts with behavioral health specialists at centers of excellence in real-time, collaborative sessions—improving lives and making contributions to the school-based mental health workforce.
Join the Community
- The ECHO model is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge, at the right place, at the right time.
- We encourage educators and leading professionals to share knowledge and experiences together, allowing all to teach and all to learn.
- When networking and using our workshops, educators learn from the hub, and from each other, and the hub learns from the knowledge and experiences of the educators, allowing for multi-directional communication and information.
- This allows not only for multiple voices to be heard, but for the widest spread of accessible help, leading to the largest impact.
Learn, Share and Grow
It starts with workshops. CATR ECHO® provides school counselors in West Texas Communities with teleECHO® sessions: free meetings via Zoom video conferencing.
Regional and state school behavioral health professionals will receive unique, current learning opportunities and recommendations for today’s specific challenges facing school counselors, along with obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Participants will gain learning from best-practice models of school counseling topics, including: social, emotional, academic, personal and mental health.
The curriculum presented in these workshops adheres to the guidelines found in the Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. These sessions aim to maximize student health and support by improving the information accessible to school counselors.
This model promotes greater recognition of challenges facing counselors, and prompts the referral of students who professionals deem to be “at risk.” Dilemmas presented are related to social, emotional, and mental health issues that the students have experienced. Presentations are given of students that present specific challenges to counselors as well.