RDM Counseling Department

News Letter Week of April 20, 2020

Hello RDM Parents/Guardians,

We hope our RDM Newsletter finds you healthy and strong. We have gathered some activities for our students, to help address the topic of worry. Feel free to use the resources below to help support the social emotional well being of your child.



Hola padres / tutores de RDM, esperamos que nuestro boletín RDM los encuentre saludables y fuertes. Hemos reunido algunas actividades para nuestros estudiantes, en ellas podras encontrar apoyo de como abordar el tema de preocupacion . Siéntase libre de usar los siguientes recursos para poder ayudar y apoyar el bienestar social y emocional de su hijo.



Videos:


  • SISD Mental Health Moment Ep.3 led by SISD lead counselor
  • A read aloud by Julia Cook called Wilma Jean The Worry Machine


Tools/Herramientas


  • calm down strategies for kids
  • bumble bee breathing freebie
  • kids meditation app(free)
  • Choose Love Lessons
  • Mindfulness for kids
  • Hope warmline
  • COVID-19 Mental Health support line
  • Daily life and coping from the CDC


Thank you,/ Gracias

RDM Counselors

BOOKENDS with Julia Cook: Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Bumble Bee Breathing freebie

Mind Yeti is a library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention and connect to the world around them. Created by nonprofit Committee for Children.


How to use Mind Yeti:

1. Select a video with your child.

2. Have your child follow along to the directions given to complete the mindfulness activity.

HOPE Peer Support Warmline


También queremos recordarles a los estudiantes y las familias que están pasando por momentos difíciles a través de nuestra situación actual que pueden encontrar apoyo emocional a través de recursos en nuestro sitio web, incluida la línea de ayuda de Safeschool, la línea directa nacional de prevención de suicidios y la línea de atención de apoyo HOPE.


We want to also remind students and families that are experiencing difficult times through our current situation that they can find emotional support through resources on our website, including Safeschool helpline, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, as well as, the HOPE Peer Support Warmline.


The HOPE Family Health Center has created the HOPE Peer Support Warmline. It is an alternative for someone who is looking for emotional support. Here you can be listened to with compassion, empathy, hope and understanding. You can connect and feel validated with someone with similar life experiences. Their mission is to use lived experience to promote wellness and recovery in the RGV. It is available to anyone 16 and older. Parents may call for guidance. It is a free resource available in English and Spanish.

The Warmline is a toll free, non crisis line. The Warmline staff can also provide community resources and are open during the hours other resources may not be available.”

The Warmline contact number is 844-755-4673 (HOPE)

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm

Individuals answering the phone are Certified Peer Support Specialist. All phone calls are confidential.

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