Counseling Newsletter

Information and activity resources for parents.

June 8th

Information for Parents

Hi everyone,

The mental health department put together some important information for parents and fun activities you can try with your child while we are remote learning.

How to talk to your child about racism:

It's a very difficult time right now in America. Your children might have questions about the recent events that have occurred. Here are some resources that can help answer questions and spark meaningful discussions.

Books that teach about race and racism.

Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester

This is a beautiful book that talks about what makes us all special.
Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

The Judgemental Flower by Julia Cook

Julia Cook's timely and important tale teaching the skill of valuing the differences in others.
The Judgemental Flower

Other Parent Resources/Articles

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Mindfulness:

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Loving Kindness - What does being Kind mean? Mindfulness for Children and Teens
3 Minutes Body Scan Meditation - Mindfulness For Kids And Adults

Social/Emotional Learning Activity:

ARE YOU RESILIENT?
Helping Children Make Good Choices: Social Emotional Learning Video Lessons

Art Activities

Art is a great way to reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. Here are some great ideas to try with your family!

Virtual Summer Camps & Classes to Keep Kids Busy!

Outschool

A variety of academic and social/emotional classes available online from coding, to drawing and so much more. Something for everyone!

YAYMAKER

Virtual classes for kids and adults!

In Person Summer Camps

What to do if I need assistance during the break...

The mental health department knows this is a stressful time for everyone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any member of our department if you need assistance.


Stewart:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Gina Tornincaso- School Pyschologist

Monica Saavedra-School Pyschologist


Stratford:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Danielle Warnke-School Pyschologist

Melina Mendelson- School Pyschologist

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