Brian, please "re@d all about it!"
a shameless plug to continue this initiative :) October 2015
supporting social emotional learning, mental health and parent engagement
with over 7000 views and 243 this past week!
please check out...
requests for help in september
staff have asked for more help with...
- parent/teacher conflict
- problem solving
- what is bullying, what it isn't
- wilful and defiant children - strategies for parents and teachers
- empowering children to solve problems on their own
- transitions - moving to a new school
- information on the teenage brain
- conflict amongst staff
- infomation for the Dalai Lama Centre website
- cyberbullying and social media
- helping parents know that routine and consistency help their children be better learners
- appropriate use of technology and children
- city opportunities, grants, camps, groups, outside school. Tips on poverty , budgeting, and healthy snacks and meals
- support for parents, eg. what is an IEP, what school support services are, how to address a concern, who and how to talk to
- loss/grief/separation due to divorce, break ups, death
- have a search function, so if I needed info on aniexty I could enter that.
there is more to do... perhaps something like below
the support in sd57
Feedback on flyers this past school year from sd57
Thank you very much for forwarding this. I am going to share it with my kids tonight - my son is especially very concerned about Ebola. I appreciate it! Parent and Vice Principal
I have been forwarding your great resources to my parents regularly. I would like to include this as well. Please send. Kindergarten teacher
Just a quick note to say at our last DPAC meeting a representative commented on how great this piece was on "Talking with Children about Tragic Events." Very timely, with our thanks." DPAC chairperson
I think it is a wonderful resource, which is why I added the link to the library web-page.
Librarian, Elementary School
Thanks again for another year of excellent, readable, and hands-on useful resources!
Any information is helpful! PAC chairperson, Secondary School
Can you please send me a copy of the information you have put together on grandparents raising grandchildren. I am also wondering if you know if this documentary will be shown in Kelowna. I know someone who could greatly benefit from seeing this. Thanks so much for sharing. Elementary Literacy Resource Teacher
I would love it if you could send some flyers to my school. We do have some grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, including some on staff. I feel it would be a good resource to have. Principal, Secondary School
Once again, Linda, you have outdone yourself.
Not only did the cartoon provide a giggle, the information is excellent.
Just a few tidbits that caught my attention:
*Solution focused questions
*Rules for Apologizing
*Depression self care resources for teens and us from mindcheck.ca
*Free apps for mental health
As always, thanks so much Linda! Elementary School Counsellor
Thanks for sharing the info on anxiety and students and ways to support.
This is definitely a valuable source of information given current experiences.
These links are fantastic! With permission I could send them out? Awesome job!
Student Support Services
Can I attach these links to my school website so that parents have access to them?Principal - Elementary SchoolAMS/Portal Support
Keep it coming as it is great stuff. You never know when somebody will need your info.Principal, Elementary School
willing to support student concerns...please read my suggestion below...
I didn't know who to make this request to. I read this morning's paper, and the local article was on student stress in high school. A recent study listed the five most frequently experienced source of stress in the lived of the participating youth were: school work (78%) parents (68%) romantic relationships (64%) friends' problems (64%) and younger siblings (64%), with boys reporting more frequent use of avoidance and distraction coping than girls, with girls more inclined to seek support.
I would like to develop a resource (a flyer) for the members of the student advisory council on this topic, with strategies, online and local resources for teens to consider. There are excellent bc sites with great info for youth they be unaware of as well. If this proved valuable to them they could recommend it to their friends and peers. My experience as a high school counsellor will be helpful. To date, my flyers are accessed by parents and staff, and this could be the right opportunity to start reaching more students.
To date, there is a sel flyer for parents of teens (click below for November) on stress and the pinterest site noted below with a variety of sites for parents and teens.