SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
On staff is Jennifer Sims, psychotherapist, is available for counseling. Please contact your Supervising Teacher for information or contact Jen directly
A variety of student support services are available including individual counseling, conflict resolution, alcohol/drug/tobacco prevention/intervention, family intervention meetings, loss and grief support, stress reduction training, test anxiety intervention, study skills/strategies, and AD(H)D strategies/counseling. Parents and students simply communicate with the school counselor to indicate what typed of help is needed.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
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A Teen Grief Group with a Separate Group for their Parents or Guardians
These 5 week support groups run simultaneously, supporting both teens and their parents or guardians. The teen group will include expressive art activities and group discussion. The parent/guardian group includes practical support, grief education and supportive counseling.
Where: Mid County
When: Mondays from 5:30-6:45 Call for dates
HSCC offers these grief support groups to any teens and their parents or guardians who have experienced the loss of someone special.Contact:
Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Grief Support Program 831-430-3000
THE TEEN YEARS
When you consider that the teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but also morally and intellectually, it's understandable that it's a time of confusion and upheaval for many families. I hope that we can all work together as a team (teachers, administrators, parents, and students) to make sure your student has a successful high school career. We plan on sharing with you interesting articles and research about the unique development of teenagers and the complex teenage/parent relationship. I hope these are helpful.
Three Magic Words
Click HERE for an interesting article (Huffington Post) that describes the magic words parents need to say to their teenager every day.
Basic information and referral to local resources are available. Telephone hotlines numbers for both local and national programs are provided.
Disclaimer: The resources listed here are for informational purposes only. Although we do initially research the resources we mention, SLVUSD Charter School does not endorse all their services or their opinions. We encourage you to make sure that any resource you choose to use provides services and counsel that are compatible with your own convictions and needs.
AREAS OF INTERESTS
Santa Cruz ADHD Support Group
HOW TO HELP A FRIEND
For information on how to help a friend from the National Alliance on Mental Health
ARTICLES AND BLOGS