CCS Student Wellness Resources
Contact: For more information about any of the programs listed below, contact Dr. Natasha Scott, Executive Director of Student Services, at (910) 678-2433.
Cumberland County Schools (CCS) offers a variety of resources to provide the additional help students and families may need to improve their mental health and wellness. Outlined below are links and information about the many services and supports that our schools offer. School staff are available to assist you with connecting with these and other programs and services.
School Mental Health Support Team
The School Mental Health Support Team is a group of school counselors and school social workers that assist students and families in connecting with school and community resources to address mental health needs. They also provide small group counseling, parent and teacher workshops, and child and family team meetings.
Contact District Area Specialist:
Kelly Nolan, M.Ed. ......... Douglas Byrd and South View: 910-475-8146
Crystal Whitted, MSW ..... Westover and EE Smith: 910-475-1059
Sophilia Burns, M.Ed ...... Seventy-First and Jack Britt: 910-475-8152
Belinda Bryant, MSW ...... Grays Creek and Pine Forest: 910-475-8148
Tashana Howard, M.Ed .... Terry Sanford and Cape Fear: 910-475-8145
School Behavioral Health
CCS has partnered with local mental health agencies to make it easier for families and students to access mental health services during the school day. Services may include comprehensive clinical assessments, person-centered planning, individual, family, and group counseling, and medication management for students receiving treatment from the provider.
Visit the SBH website to see a list of participating schools, a list of providers, and frequently asked questions.
Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Experiencing Chronic Stress (SPARCS)
CCS partners with the Center for Child and Family Health to bring SPARCS to secondary students. SPARCS is a trauma-informed small-group counseling program. Facilitators of this group are CCS school counselors and school social workers that successfully completed a year-long collaborative learning experience to become a rostered SPARCS facilitator or trained group support. Check out the following link to learn more about SPARCS. Contact your child’s school counselor or social worker to determine if SPARCS is available at your school.
Social-Emotional & Behavioral Health Universal Screener
CCS utilizes an SEL/Behavior universal screening tool to identify students at risk of future academic, behavioral, or emotional difficulties in school. Just like some students benefit from additional academic support, there are some students who will benefit from additional support to strengthen their behavioral, social, and emotional skills.
Visit the Social-Emotional & Behavioral Health Universal Screener website to view a list of participating schools and frequently asked questions.
2465 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Dr. Natasha Scott, MSW