Recent research has consistently highlighted the significance of building the social-emotional competence of our students as a vital component of effective bullying prevention. The evidence suggests that when students develop strong social-emotional skills, they are better equipped to navigate interpersonal relationships and manage conflicts, ultimately reducing the incidence of bullying. Salem City Schools uses Second Step, a research based curriculum, to teach students how to recognize, report and refuse bullying.
Signs of Suicide (SOS) is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvment in students' knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression. The program is designed for grades 6-12. It teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers, while providing materials that support school professionals, parents, and communities in recognizing at-risk students and taking appropriate action.
We are pleased to share that we are offering a new resource to support mental health and wellness. ParentGuidance.org is free to all staff, parents, and families in our district.
Salem High School Counseling Department 400 Spartan Drive Salem, VA 24153
Phone - 540-444-0910 Fax - 540-387-2439
Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Click here to request your childs immunization records.
If you feel in danger of harming yourself or others, please call
911. Other resources are Carilion Connect (540-981-8181), Lewis-Gale
Respond (540-776-1100) and the National Crisis Line (1-800-784-2433). If
you feel you are being physically harmed by a caregiver, you may call
Child Protective Services at (1-800-552-7096).