Virtual Dean Resources

Resources and Activities for Parents and Students

A Note from Edgewood Deans

Dear Edgewood Families,


We know and understand that there is a lot of change and uncertainty at this time. Your family’s health and well-being is always our priority. As a dean team, we want you to know that we continue to offer support to families and students. We care about you and miss the familiar interactions with your child in our school building.


Some of the best ways that you and your student can stay connected:


Feel free to reach out anytime, for anything!


Sincerely,

Edgewood Deans

Dean Appointment Information

You can go on the Edgewood website to the appointment request form to let us know you’d like an appointment with your dean.

Natalis Psychological Services FREE Drop In Support for Students and Parents

Through our partnership with Natalis we are able to provide FREE drop in support for students and parents specific to middle school students.


These drop in supports will happen via ZOOM (you will find an active link on the attached flyer) and anyone who wants to be supported can join. You do not need to worry about insurance or referrals because this is a drop in style support that Natalis can provide. We are not requiring parent permission because it is student choice and not therapeutic in nature.


LGBTQ Support

Middle School Parent Support

Middle School Student Support


If parents have specific questions/concerns please contact Ann Becher (our contact at Natalis for this partnership). She can be reached at Ann@natalispsychology.com for any follow up.

In-Person and Available Now (no wait times) Mental Health Services

Please see information below regarding "in-person" and "available now" Mental Health Services that are available. We have seen an increase in families requesting/needing in person therapeutic services. These services will need to be accessed at the specific offices (not at Edgewood Middle School).


Please use this NEW tool to view a list of local “In-Person” and “Available Now” mental health services. https://www.rccmhc.org/cmh-agencies

More resources: https://www.rccmhc.org/families-in-crisis

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Community Education - Mounds View Public Schools

Fall online classes, clubs and workshops for youth and adults starting soon!


A message from Community Ed:


While this year may look a little different, we hope you will find our virtual Community Education offerings engaging for your family throughout the season. Check back often, as new online opportunities are added every day for youth and adults.


Community Resource Information

There are also community resources linked here to assist with food, internet, mental health and how to talk to your child about COVID-19. The link is being updated with information as we get it.


As always, if in crisis, please reach out to any of the following resources


"YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT the world are experiencing greater distress than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This toxic stress is a form of trauma. There are strategies parents and caregivers can use to help their kids gain greater resilience. Resilience is the ability to successfully respond to challenges and adversity." Please click here to read the full article.
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Social Emotional Learning 5 Minute Challenges

Social-Emotional Activities

The social-emotional component is more critical than ever. Therefore, everyone can use strategies, tactics, and activities that address social skills. Some are communication, cooperation, emotion regulation, empathy, and impulse control. Everyone is cooped up at home for an extended and unknown length of time. Therefore, it’s a great time to explore social-emotional well-being.

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Social Media and Mental Health

Just a Friendly Reminder...

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Meditation, Relaxation & Mindfulness Apps

Here are a few apps to help you beat stress and feel more relaxed. Many families say meditation and mindfulness help their child focus, cope with stress, and “quiet the mind”.

Mindfulness For Teens

Being a teen can be really stressful! Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress, and live life more fully. Mindfulness is all about living fully in the present moment. It’s about breathing, noticing what’s happening right here and now (whether it’s easy or difficult), and then letting it go. You can be mindful anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re doing. It sounds simple, but it’s not always easy to do, especially when you are stressed!


Please check out some resources below.

Mindfulness: Youth Voices
Mindful Breathing Meditation (5 Minutes)

How to Talk with Children about Violence, Racism, and Traumatic Events

We have included some resources below from the Minnesota Department of Education on how to talk with children about violence, racism and traumatic events.