**UPDATE TO ALL FAMILIES OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS **
Grades 9 - 12 will begin learning virtually via at-home/distance learning effective starting Thursday, December 3 through Friday, January 8.
Click here for an important letter from Principal Fiege on information and scheduling. Click here for a notice from Prescott Superintendent, Dr. Spicuzza.
Mental Health: Community Events/Support Programs
Prescott School District Resources-2019
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Wisconsin branch
National Association of School Psychologists NASP: Brief Facts and Tips While grief is often characterized by sadness, emotional pain, and introspection in adults, children’s grief reactions will vary depending upon their developmental level. Click here to find resources for teachers and families who are addressing grief.
Recommended Books for Young Children dealing with Grief/Loss Books can be wonderful tools to use with children who have experienced difficult times such as trauma or loss. Reading (or being read to) and talking with adults can help them understand and cope with their feelings in a developmentally appropriate way. Reading also offers a great way to spend time with a child, reinforce a sense of normalcy and security, and connect with them, all of which are important to recovery from a traumatic experience.
Dougy Center: National Center for Grieving Children and Families The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. [They] provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. Click the link below for the Dougy Center link to grief resources for children, teens, and adults.
For younger Children: Sesame Street Website on Helping Students Grieve Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together. Click link below.
Mental Health First Aid Training
What is Mental Health First Aid ?
Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. You learn by engaging in the materials and relating what you learn to real-life situations. Role-playing, group discussions, and exercises keep you engaged and allow you to practice helping skills.
WHY TAKE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID?
1. To be prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis
Learn more and register for upcoming session in your available in Peirce and surround counties.