• Every DVUSD campus promotes Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).  According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Leering (CASEL). SEL is defined as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

    CASEL has a widely used framework that identifies five core competencies in a successful SEL program: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

    On this page you find links to a number of the SEL programs used in our district. DVUSD is currently evaluating all of programs in order to make strategic decisions about SEL in the next three-year period.

    Also in an effort to promote a healthy environment in our schools, through a unique partnership with Southwest Behavioral Health, we have been able to place a full-time wellness counselor at each of our five high schools.  The counselors carry a case load of students and are available for students to make an appointment if they are in distress.


    • Behavior Service Provider available:

      Provider: Arizona Youth & Family Services, Inc. (azyfs.org) Address:
      3707 North 7th Street, Suite 200
      Phoenix, AZ 85014

      Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
      Phone : 1-602-277-4833
      Fax : 1-602-277-4820
      Med Records: please contact your case manager or call the main office: 602-277-4833 day – Friday 8am – 5pm or
      Email : info@azyfs.org

      The District may provide school-based referrals for behavioral health services to a contracted behavioral health services provider pursuant to the children’s behavioral health services fund or
      for services through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. Parents may annually opt into the school-based referrals. There will be a short survey of parents whose children were referred under this program. The District’s website shall contain a list of behavioral service providers with whom the District contracts.

      Resources for Families- Health and Wellness