Emotional & Social Health
In each virtual classroom, students can find the Counselor's Corner and access my virtual counseling office. There, they will find a variety of (mostly online) resources to help them feel better. Students can also talk to me during my office hours. I am always happy to help students and caregivers find ways of feeling better and doing better that will work for your family.
Below are some additional resources to explore.
Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
This links to a national center for grieving children and families. Although the clinic is based in Oregon, there are many online resources free for families. You can find suggestions of books, activities, and other ideas for supporting children who are struggling with grief and loss.
Mindfulness For Children
This links to a therapist's webpage with ideas for teaching mindfulness to even young children effectively. Mindfulness is a positive health skill that helps people stay calm and collected despite whatever might be going on around them.
Back-To-School Concerns and Steps To Take
Understood is a website for people who learn and think differently and those that care for them. This is a link to several strategies to help families support their young people with concerns, worries, and anxiety as we transition back to school with distance learning, and then in-person learning.
15 Coping Skills for Kids
Very Well Family is a resource for parenting information. The article was written by a mental health professional.
Helping Your Child Deal With Death
This link takes you to a website hosted by a nonprofit children's health system. The link talks about helping young people understand and talk about death in a general way. On the right, you'll find additional links to related or more specific topics (for example, how to help a young person after a pet has died).