R10 Counselor Conversations
Coronavirus Support and Resources
UPDATE May 26, 2020
As we near the end of another school year, we hope that although this year looked very different than we hoped or expected that you are able to celebrate the successes and growth that took place.
We will wrap up our live Counselor Conversation series this Friday, May 29th by focusing on our own self-compassion moving into summer and celebrate the successes and growth we’ve accomplished as educators (K-12). This webinar will be facilitated by special guest Sarah Sampson, Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator for Keller ISD and Mindfulness Integration Advisor for The Dallas Yoga Center.
May Counselor Conversations Schedule
Friday, May 29, 2020
TOPIC: Mindfulness and SEL for the Whole School (K-12)
Morning Option - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM REGISTER HERE
Afternoon Option - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE
Feel free to share with your colleagues as we're all working together for continued student support. Stay safe and healthy and remember to take care of you and your loved ones.
All sessions are recorded
Counselor Conversations Sessions can be accessed at this link.
Taking Care of Me, Mindfully Afternoon Sessions from April can be accessed at this link.
What questions can Region 10 still help you answer and what ways can we offer support? Please fill out this form and we will contact you or provide resources based on your responses. In the meantime, we have put together a list of helpful online resources below that provides support and insight.
Please let us know how we can support you or what questions you have during this time.
We will provide virtual offerings to ensure educators have access to high-quality professional development in the safety of your own home.
The following requirements apply to graduation and end-of-year promotion ceremonies to be conducted in May 2020 and thereafter. As the public health situation changes, these guidelines may be modified.
The online application for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is now open for eligible families.
Click here for a list of approved trauma-informed and grief-informed trainings, frameworks, interventions, and supplemental programs. Intended audiences and resource type definitions are also listed below.
We hope to provide you practical tools that everyone can use personally or educationally to improve mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.
Coping strategies are techniques that help reduce negative feelings when someone is feeling under stress. Practicing coping strategies can help kids and young adults learn how to manage their emotions in a positive way.
As a district leader, share these low-lift activities and strategies with educators in your district to help them better connect with students and families while school buildings are closed.
This recent information from the US Department of Education has some helpful guidance on emergency exceptions to FERPA.
DYC Educator Discount for Virtual Membership
Resources for Students
As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are 15 things adults can do to talk to kids about Coronavirus and help them manage these big worries they might be holding on to right now. (Prevention and Responsive Strategies)
Access downloadable strategies to send home while school is closed, professional development for you, blog posts to support your learning, and a Parent Portal with other resources families can access during this transitional time.
Resources for Parents
Download a social and emotional learning activity for parents to get started building SEL skills with their child today!
As we continue to shelter- in-place with our families conflicts are bound to arise. Here are some tips to help you and your child work through conflict.
Provides strategies to help adults talk with children and young adults about COVID- 19 while offering guidance on how to prevent emotional problems and improve children’s long-term abilities to successfully manage and cope with life’s challenges.
Looking for ways to talk to children about the Coronavirus?
Resources for Counselors and Educators
Taproot Learning has provided a set of resources for educators that will be available on their website to pass on to students and parents. These activities are self-driven and easy to understand.
FREE ASCA WEBINARS
ASCA is now offering free webinars to both members and non-members through May 15th in an effort to make virtual professional development offerings more accessible. Please see the list of webinars here. *CEUs are also offered. See details on their website.
For Members of Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Region 10 Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Region 10 ESC is committed to the health safety of our staff and all our constituencies. In this unusual situation with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Region 10 will be taking measures to mitigate contributing to the spread of the virus. The Center believes it is also proper for us to provide at least a certain level of normalcy toward carrying out our mission of Students, Service, Solutions for the schools that depend on us.
CANCELLED or POSTPONED EVENTS
The following events have been cancelled or postponed
- From Monday, March 16th until Sunday, March 29th - All workshops, seminars, and meetings with non-employees that were scheduled to be held at Region 10 ESC facilities are cancelled or postponed.
- From Monday, March 16th until Sunday, March 29th – All workshops and seminars involving multiple schools/district scheduled by and led by Region 10 are cancelled or postponed.
Region 10 Counseling Consultants
Brandi Fennell, M.Ed.
We are so incredibly honored to support Region 10 ESC counselors spanning over 80 districts, 55 charter schools and 860,000 students.
Please contact us for support in the following areas:
School Counselor Ethics
Comprehensive Guidance Planning
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Social and Emotional Learning
and much more!
**For Apply Texas access or technical support, please contact Brandi Fennell at firstname.lastname@example.org