Check & Connect is a national prevention and intervention-focused student support model aimed at engaging students showing signs of disengagement with their education, either while in school or through excessive absence from school.
In Tulsa, Check & Connect is a partnership between the Community Service Council, Tulsa Public Schools, The Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau.
Check & Connect Tulsa seeks to prevent and decrease truancy and high school drop-out rates by helping families develop healthy habits through school-wide positive relationships and targeted case management. The program is currently implemented at four schools in West Tulsa.
All sites have a full-time School-Based Service Specialist who is the constant, caring presence at the school for students and families to help foster the development of life skills needed to be healthy and successful.
The biggest parts of this job are listening to find
out why kids and families are struggling, and
creating community to show them that they belong.*
Click below to read our past results reports.
Our Check & Connect Specialists employ a two-prong approach to supporting children and families: Prevention and Intervention.
While intervention involves targeted monthly caseloads of 40 individual students and their families, the Specialist is also responsible for building positive relationships school-wide, acting as a trusted counselor and resource for all students and families. The strong bonds our Specialists form keep families engaged and children in school.
Transforming the overall school culture to recognize and celebrate attendance
Targeted early assessment and intervention strategies
Connecting students and families with trusting relationships at school
Providing tutoring, counseling services and individualized attention while increasing family understanding of preventing truancy