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Student Welfare

Student Welfare oversees the RISD McKinney-Vento  (Homeless Programming), Responsive Services counseling in the Junior High Schools, Suicide Intervention/Prevention, and Pregnant and Parenting Students Programming.


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The Student Welfare Department provides support for counselors, administrators, faculty and staff, and community. We implement TeenScreen on each campus to help identify students in need socially and emotionally.  We also support the Junior High Schools through Responsive Services counseling.  Junior High and High Schools receive assistance and support for their Drop-In Centers (McKinney-Vento students). We also work with identifying all students and family who qualify for McKinney-Vento services. Student Welfare also oversees the Pregnant and Parenting classes and supports the students who need this assistance. 

Support Services

  • McKinney-Vento Programming (Identification and Support)
  • Suicide Prevention/Intervention Support
  • Pregnant and Parenting Students Programming
  • Responsive Services Counseling in the Junior High Schools
Lori Shaw

Contact Us

For more information about the Student Welfare program, contact Lori Shaw at lori.shaw@risd.org or at 469-593-0363.