OWENS COUNSELING CORNER

ALIEF ISD

SEPTEMBER 2020

Hello Jaguars,

We are excited to be back for another school year. Although things look a little different, we are committed to the mental, social & emotional well being of all of our students. As your counselors, we are dedicated to developing strong character through character trait lessons, social & emotional learning activities, mindfulness strategies & many more interpersonal skills that are vital for school success.


I know some of us may be experiencing different types of emotions and that is okay.



Remember your Counselors are here for you!


Jaguars are resilient, resourceful, and most importantly, we are CHAMPIONS until the end.
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CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH

Courtesy

Courtesy is the showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others. Being courteous looks like listening to others, using positive language, saying "please" & "thank you", and using good manners.

COUNSELING SUPPORT FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

How Parents Can Help Their Kids While Managing Distance Learning

Parents thrust into the role of distance learning guide are struggling in their new positions. Here are some ways you can find some balance and more understanding for your kids.


How Parents Can Help Their Kids While Managing Distance Learning


Teen Parents....You are not Alone!


Working From Home

COUNSELING SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus

Experts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network share their recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.


A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus


Self-Care Activities

12 Best Meditation Apps for 2020

Calmer days and better sleep are coming your way


12 Best Meditation Apps


There's an App for That

Zoom Exhaustion is Real. Here are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected

Steven Hickman, Psy.D., executive director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, offers this timely perspective on managing our new virtual reality.


Zoom Exhaustion is Real

Alief Employee Assistance Program

Alief is proud to offer our Aetna Resources for Living EAP program. This program is available to all full time staff and their dependents living wihin their household. For further information check out the link below or contact the EAP directly via phone or online.

Alief EAP

Contact Information:

Call: 1-866-611-2826

www.resourcesforliving.com

Username: alief isd

Password: eap

CRISIS SUPPORT

Emergency Situations

  • You or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others
  • Someone is a danger to you or others
  • Other life related emergency concerns


Crisis Resources

  • Emergency Number 911
  • Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) – 1.866.970.4770 https://www.theharriscenter.org/Portals/0/MCOT.pdf
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1.800.950.6264
  • Crisis Text Line: Text: NAMI to 741741
  • Talk Line “When you just need to talk” – 281.240. (TALK) 8255 (available 24/7)
  • Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD – 281.575.9512
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