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Social & Emotional Support for Students & Parents

This is a challenging time for us and our families.  Kim Irk, Swigert’s School Psychologist, is available during office hours listed below for consultations and check-ins.  Kim has also provided links below to resources that may help you provide support for your students and families at home.

School Psychologist Open Office Hours for the 2019-20 School Year-Remote Learning:

In order to ensure that students have access to check-ins and parents have an opportunity for consultation with the school psychologist, Kim Irk will have the following open office hours each week.  The purpose of these office hours is to help student success and well-being during our remote learning.   

Office hours will be held as follows (in accordance with the current school calendar):
Mondays:  10:30-12:00 pm
Tuesdays: 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursdays: 12:00-1:00 pm
Fridays: 1:00-2:00 pm
 
Please email Kimberly_Irk@dpsk12.org  to schedule a check-in for your student or consultation for yourself.

Social-Emotional Resources during COVID & Remote Learning

General:

https://www.socialthinking.com/-/media/Files/Articles/five-ways-to-become-closer-with-social-distancing-v2.ashx?la=en&hash=815CF5CBFD3255E26FBF1B85186971237E01A39F

Video:  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_24CM1Df8f/?igshid=1ff70dcjt8qao

https://www.wpspublish.com/10-cognitive-distortions-commonly-experienced-among-students-with-low-self-concept-and-how-to-move-past-them-3

2020 Remote Learning Tips for Families from DPS (4-20-20)

APA Article-Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe (3-27-20)

Behavioral Strategies for Parents 1 pager from DPS (4-17-20)

Coronavirus Parent Talking Points (NASP)

COVID-19 Elementary book (3-23-20)

Greeting People Social Story from DPS (4-17-20)

How To Respond to Student Stress by Age from DPS (4-20-20)

Ten Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Support Families at Home from DPS (4-17-20)

Children’s Storybook to Help Children Cope with Covid-19

My Kids Are on Screens All Day: Is That Okay?

12 Meditation Apps & Tools for Lifting Pandemic Anxiety

Planning Activities At Home:   

Talking to Children About Coronavirus:  

Coping with Stress & Anxiety:

 

Mental Health/Crisis Supports Resources

● Colorado Crisis Hotline for Mental Health: 1.844.493.8255

● Walk In Clinic: (no appointment necessary): MHCD 4353 E. Colfax Ave Denver, CO

● National Suicide Hotline 1.800. 273. TALK or text: 839863

● Mobile Crisis – Denver Health and Hospital 303.602.7220

● Trevor Project (LGBTQ+): 1.866.488.7386

● Get support regarding your anxiety or stress by speaking to a trained counselor at SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUS 66746.

● Contact your physician or your insurance company (if they have a consultation line) to ask health-related questions or to seek mental health support.

● Learn more ways to help your family. Additional resources can be accessed at:
○ www.NCTSN.org

○ www.healthychildren.org

○ www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html