Del Valle Independent School District (DVISD) received a Victims of Crime Act grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $1,000,000. DVISD contracted with Integral Care to expand its school-based mental health services. Integral Care has provided mental health services to students, families and staff in DVISD since 2013. With this grant, Integral Care will expand its services to nine elementary campuses and three alternative campuses, with a focus on supporting children and adults impacted by violent crime.
Integral Care will hire ten mental health professionals: six to serve students and four to provide support to family and school staff who are victims of crime. A program manager will provide oversight and supervise those providing direct mental health services. All staff will be trained to provide evidence-based psychotherapy that is trauma-informed and culturally competent.