Special Education, Student Wellness & Interventions:
Wellness Tips for the Week
The Why and the Cans
Your Warrior has a lot on his/her plate as they manage high school virtually, during a time of uncertainty. While we cannot change the fact that stressful things happen, we want our students to feel empowered to manage inevitable stress flexibly and in healthy ways. Our goal is for every student to feel confident that they can RESPOND to stress by recognizing that stress exists, identifying how it impacts their bodies/brains, and preventing typical reaction patterns by pausing and putting a coping skill into action.
Last week we used the statement, “I can pause and use a coping strategy to respond to stress in a way that feels good for me.” Were you able to recognize when you felt stressed and what did you choose to do next? This week will explore a coping strategy:
Reframing is a technique used to help create a different way of looking at a situation, person, or relationship by changing its meaning. As we shift our thinking about our situation, there is a change in emotional tone and the meaning that we give to our life circumstances. Reframing helps us to use whatever life hands us as opportunities to be taken advantage of, rather than problems to be avoided.
A Warrior is upset they didn't make the basketball team. Let’s ask them what positive things could come from not making the team. The Warrior is able to say they will have more free time and with enough practice, they might be able to make the team next year.
Positive Self-Talk: “I made a few mistakes today at work but I also completed a project very well”
Conceited → Confident / Values self
Clingy → Affectionate
Nosey → Curious / Inquisitive
Behavioral Health Supports for Parents:
Families if you require tools, resources, and consultation to support your own mental well-being as well as that of your family members, the Department of Behavioral Health has developed coping tools for families. Below are the topics for the month of November:
“Say What? Communicating During COVID-19 - It Takes More Than Words” - Part II at 5:30 pm
“What Will Virtual Turkey Taste Like? - Maintaining Relationships & Rituals During the Holidays at 5:30 pm
Join meeting by phone:
Call-in toll number: 1-650-479-3208 or 202-860-22110
Access Code: 1727619215
Supporting Families through Transitional Living Circumstances:
Know your rights! Please see link below to learn more about the Educational Rights of Parents and Students Experiencing Homelessness: Link
If you have any questions, concerns or need support connecting with community resources please don't hesitate to reach out to Yolanda Hayden, School Counselor at email@example.com.