Owens Counseling Corner

Alief ISD

Hello Jaguars!


We hope you all are doing well, being safe, and practicing self care. As your counselors, we recognize the importance of developing strong character within our students. We will continue to highlight cooperation for the month of April as well as counseling support for students, families, and Owens staff members. Please let us know if you need any help. We are here to support you and we'll get through this together.

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Character Trait of the Month

Cooperation

Cooperation is when two or more people work together so that they are all better off.

For cooperation to work, everyone has to be an active member of the team and do what they agree to do.

Cooperation

Counseling Support For Students

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

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

The 12 Best Meditation Apps For 2020

Calmer days and better sleep are comin' your way.


12 Best Meditation Apps

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

College and Career Corner

Virtual Transition to Middle School

Course Selections

Owens Jaguars!


This year our 6th grade students will be participating in a Virtual Transition to Middle School. Students’ home campus for the 2020 – 2021 school year is based on the address we have on file. Your Middle School Counselors want to plan for your arrival next year and they will need all students to complete the 7th Grade Course Selection. Course selections can be found in student’s Schoology account under “Courses”. This needs to be completed by: Friday, May 1, 2020.

How to reach your counselor

Owens Counselors

Ms. Simmons - 5th Grade Counselor

Virtual Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Phone: (832) 930 - 1351

Email: fgsimmons@ga.aliefisd.net

https://www.aliefisd.net/domain/4795


Ms. Iyamu - 6th Grade Counselor

Virtual Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Phone: (832) 930 - 0339

Email: siiyamu@ga.aliefisd.net

https://www.aliefisd.net/domain/4795

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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