District Mental Health Statement
Spring Lane Elementary Counseling Center
Due to the sudden school dismissal, we understand that many students who receive support from our school’s counseling center will no longer be able to receive these supports face-to-face. To mediate these concerns, we have included lists of apps and resources many families find helpful for addressing various needs. At this time, we will also remain available via phone and email during normal school hours. If you are faced with a mental health related emergency, please call 911.
Ms. Lisa Dickman – Social Worker
Ms. Stephanie Alberico – School Psychologist
Social-Emotional Learning and Well Being
Mindfulness activities (and others) that can help extend Social-Emotional Learning lessons that have been taught in classrooms:
Behavior resources, schedules, etc.
18 Mindfulness Games, Worksheets, and Activities for Kids
- The above link will guide students and parents to mindfulness worksheets, activities, and meditation scripts that they can work on and utilize during the dismissal period. It also includes definitions of Mindfulness for kids that can help children better understand what it is, as well as parents who may not be familiar with Mindfulness.
5 Mindfulness Activities for Kids
- 5 activities that you can do to help reduce stress and fear and increase positive feelings and peace. All activities are free and available to everyone.
Fun Mindful Drawing Activities for kids and adults
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
- Above is a document from the World Health Organization (WHO) providing additional guidance for parents on how to help their children cope with stress during this time.
Mindful Breathing Activities
Pufferfish- Mindful Breathing
Calm Down and Release the Amygdala (video)
- This video could help extend lessons that have been taught on mindfulness; and the wise leader (pre-frontal cortex), security guard (amygdala), and hard drive (hippocampus).
Guide for parents and teachers on ways to talk with their children/students about Coronavirus:
NASP Guide to Talking to your Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (English)
NASP Guide to Talking to your Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (Spanish)
Additional thoughts and suggestions:
To promote peace and well-being we would also suggest considering taking time to unplug from phones, tablet, devices, etc.; turning the television off; and simply spending time together to play with your kids, play games, tell stories, read books, talk about feelings, and listening to one and other, or anything else that helps you connect as a family.
Please call UNI Mobile at 801-587-3000 for crisis counseling and 24/7 help. Parents can call to access support for their children and/or for themselves as well.
SAFE UT APP can also be downloaded to your parent or children’s smart phones. Either parents or children can text and talk with counselors immediately and obtain support/guidance or refer others who they know are in need of support in their families or in our communities.
INTERNET ACCESS to Support Learning and School Communication
As the country deals with the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Internet Essentials customer. You will receive an easy to use self-install-kit that includes a cable modem (to receive service at your home) with a WiFi router (to connect your devices without wires). There is no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee for equipment. (https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19)
Health Resource Line: 888-222-2542
If you DO NOT have health insurance please contact the following:
If your family is in need of food, please contact one of the following or go to 211utah.org for additional resources:
Redwood Food and Resource Center 3100 South Redwood Rd 801-972-6661
If you need assistance paying your utility bills you may contact one of the following or go to 211utah.org for additional resources:
HEAT (Home Energy Assistance Target)801-521-6107
Rocky Mountain Power888-221-7070
SafeUT app UNI Crisis Line 801-587-3000SL County Youth Services 385-468-4500
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