On some days, it can be difficult to believe in the power of possibility, but students have powerful allies in their corner to help.
For National School Psychology Week, Nov. 9-13, we’re highlighting the work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive, hold on to hope, set goals, and cultivate the resilience and growth-mindset needed to achieve them.
School psychologists support students in growing, not only academically but as people. They support educators in teaching social-emotional skills, and are there with a listening ear when solutions to problems seem far from hand.
The pandemic has left many of us feeling isolated and vulnerable. But students and parents can take comfort knowing they’re not alone. Throughout the health crisis, CSD psychologists, social workers, and counselors have been proactively checking-in with students by email or phone. CSD’s Department of Responsive Services also has launched an online behavioral supports request form that parents can easily access from home.
“Within 24 hours, we can connect parents and students with one of our counseling professionals, or refer them to one of our mental health partners. We also have funds available to help families pay for behavioral care,” says Responsive Services Director BJ Weller. “There is no shortage of resources available. More often, the challenge is recognizing the signs of trauma and giving yourself permission to seek help.”
Join us in saluting our mental wellness warriors by taking time this week to contemplate and share what brings you hope and reminds you of the power of possibility.
Wellness Resources: CSD’s Parent Connections Portal
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK.
Warm Line: 801-587-1055 (for callers not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement and encouragement seven days a week between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.).