Story Time with Ms. Aubrey. Click the following link to listen to Ms. Aubrey read:
The following information comes from our Counseling Center (Ms. Aubrey and Ms. Butler) at Orchard Elementary. The information is in regards to the school dismissal and mental health. Click on the links to get more information about resources available to help calm worries and anxiety related to the Corona virus and other resources available:
Tips for explaining COVID-19 to kids
The National Association of School Psychologists has kindly put together a handout explaining how parents can speak to their children about the Coronavirus. The biggest recommendation is to keep conversations brief and simple, and always allow the child’s questions guide your conversation. The following is a link to the handout:
SafeUT answers crisis calls or chats about yourself or someone else 24/7 for free. Counselors are available to talk about depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, suicide, loss and grief, bullying and cyberbullying, drug and alcohol problems, self-harm, relationship difficulties, and any life challenges. You can follow the link above, or download the app.