AHISD WellNews

MAY 2023

*parenting resources*

summer with all ages

activities to do together

1. Go Carting

2. Mini Golf

3. Pack a lunch and spend a day at a nearby State Park

4. Bake cookies and deliver them to some friends

5. Try geocaching

6. Hit the nail spa together - even your little guy would enjoy a pedicure

7. Head to a museum together

8. Upgrade their bedroom

9. Teach them how to change a flat tire

10. Driver's Ed

mental health in the summer

With summer comes a nice boost to your child's mood and attitude!! Without the stressors of social and academic pressures, your child/teen is free to just be themselves. But if you had concerns about their mental and emotional well-being during the school year, you should continue to support them during the summer

1. Check in with them about how they're feeling regularly

  • Are they missing time with friends?
  • How is life without school?
  • How are they feeling in general?

2. Help them create a routine, even in the summer.

  • Kids thrive on structure and routine, but typically can't create that on their own

3. Summer is a great time to start therapy

  • It can be REALLY TOUGH to find a therapist, but their schedules open up a bit more in the summer
  • And your schedule is also more forgiving, so a good amount of therapeutic work can be done during the 3 months of summer

Your Child Might be watching...


ages 14+

What Parents Need to Know - from common sense media

"Parents need to know that All American: Homecoming is a drama series set in the same world as the TV series All American. Like in the original, this series focuses on navigating sports, mixing in the pressures of college life, relationships, and careers. The show explores themes such as teamwork, friendship, and community. There are scenes suggesting sexual activity. Romantic relationships are emphasized. College-age characters party, drink, and there's some implied drug use. There is diversity in age as well as sexual and gender identities among the characters.

For more information check out Common Sense Media HERE



The Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR) project is a state funded grant aimed at decreasing the prevalence of fatal opioid-related overdoses. Through TTOR, there are a number of programs that have been developed to address the opioid crisis

we face in Texas.

The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing is administering these grants for the state of Texas. The School of Nursing team lead by Dr. Lisa Cleveland is well equipped to coordinate the training, education, marketing and distribution of the program.

A large part of the grant is the distribution and training of the administration of Narcan.

  • Narcan is a nasal-spray form of Naloxone used to reverse opioid overdoses, and has been a mainstay in multiple harm reduction programs in the United States.
  • The School of Nursing aims to activate the TTOR program to train both law enforcement agencies and community members in administering Narcan, while also addressing the misconceptions and stigma that follow opioid-use.

YOU CAN GET FREE NARCAN HERE: www.morenarcanplease.com

HAVING NARCAN ON HAND DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS AN ADDICT. It means that you understand how far-reaching and terrifying this crisis is and you might be able to save a life one day.

In case you missed it


*WELLNESS for you*


Drama Free, a guide to managing unhealthy family relationships

From the bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace, a road map for understanding and moving past family struggles—and living your life, your way.

"Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life’s challenges. For others, it’s a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. In this empowering guide, licensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to breaking the cycle and moving forward.
Covering topics ranging from the trauma of emotional neglect to the legacy of addicted or absent parents to mental health struggles in siblings and other relatives, and more, this clear and compassionate guide will help you take control of your own life—and honor the person you truly are."

Virtual Support Groups for Adults

These groups are offered by Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center and they are FREE

Anxiety and Depression Support Group:

Mood & Anxiety Family and Caregiver Support Group:Mental Health Support Group for People of Color:LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group (6 week series):Mental Health Support Group for College Students:


Ideas for reflection, values, and being mindful each day.

From www.actionforhappiness.org

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