Student Support Services Response to COVID-19
This page has been created to provide information and resources to our parents to support the social-emotional learning (SEL) and mental health needs of your children during this unprecedented time.
Student Support Services - We’re still here!
- Behavior Specialists - email is the most efficient communication due to varied work sites
- School Counselors - email is the most efficient communication due to varied work sites
- Please visit your School Counselor’s individual webpage for virtual office hours.
- School Nurses - email is the most efficient communication due to varied work sites
- School Psychologists - email is the most efficient communication due to varied work sites
- School Social Workers - email or call
- Dropout Prevention Specialists - email or call
Tele-counseling is the use of an online platform to facilitate counseling services. We will be using Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Google Classroom to be available for students.
- Professionalism: As always, we will follow professional and ethical guidelines in our counseling services as outlined by local policy and national practices.
- Confidentiality: If participating in a counseling-type meeting, please find a quiet, private area with minimal distractions. This helps us protect the confidentiality of the conversation. Please understand that we will do our best to protect your privacy, but we are only able to control our side of the interaction.
- Crisis/Emergency Needs: The virtual counseling hours should be used for non-crisis check-in and counseling needs. Should you or your child experience a mental health crisis please contact any of the following:
- Mobile Crisis, Integrated Family Services Crisis Line: 1-866-437-1821
- RHA Behavioral Health Crisis Management Services: 1-844-709-4097
- Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. - Crisis Line: 1-800-672-2903
- Coastal Horizons Center, Inc - Clinica Latina: 910-769-1201
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
*Local Mental Health Provider Lists are posted at the bottom of the page for non-crisis counseling services. Please remember that Brunswick County Schools is not recommending one provider over another. This is a resource list of local agencies and the services provided by the agency. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to determine which agency best meets your child’s treatment needs and insurance/payment coverage.
Parent Resource for Building Resiliency
Discovering Resiliency in Times of Change - Learning Module, Created by Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (lifecare.org), Marty Hernandez & Kristen RudyBrief Instructions- by following this link, it will take you to a learning module of videos and slides with activities. After you finish watching a video you can click on the side of the frame to move forward to the next slide. Or you can notice the bar at the bottom with arrows to move forward or backward between slides. You can also pause, rewind, replay, or turn up or down the volume of the videos by using the bar on the bottom of each video.
Parent Resources for Social Emotional Learning
- The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), CASEL.org - SEL Resources During COVID-19
- Conscious Discipline, consciousdiscipline.com - COVID-19: Five Helpful Responses for Families
- Conscious Discipline, consciousdiscipline.com - April 6th Update (updated resources, webinars, articles, and printables for home)
- Move This World, movethisworld.com - SEL Resource Library for Educators and Families
- NC Department of Public Instruction, ncdpi.nc.gov - COVID-19 Response & Resources
- Sanford Harmony - Harmony at Home, SEL Toolkit for Educators and Parents
- Second Step, secondstep.org - Resources for Educators and Families
- Free Social-Emotional Learning Activities: There are a number of Second Step activities freely available online for children ages 5–13. Many of these are adaptable for remote learning or for families to do at home with their children.
- Second Step Social-Emotional Passport: The Second Step SEL Passport is a great SEL reinforcement activity for students to do at home. Integrate this activity into your remote-learning plan or share it with families as a fun resource.
- The Imagine Neighborhood: This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up.
- Mind Yeti®: Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.
- Little Children, Big Challenges: Committee for Children and Sesame Street have partnered to create a collection of resources for young children facing significant challenges. These materials, aimed at building children’s resilience, may be useful for educators and families.
- Captain Compassion®: Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.
- Hot Chocolate Talk: A resource to help families talk with their children about child sexual abuse. Families may be spending a lot more time together during school closures, which makes this an opportune time to have these difficult but very important conversations.
- ParenTeen Connect: For families with older children, this resource provides an online experience they can share together. It’s loaded with videos, resources, and useful advice to help teens and the adults in their lives address hot-button topics
- SEL Posters: Put up a few visual reminders to help your kids name their feelings and learn how to manage them, too!
- UNCTV, unctv.org - At-Home Learning (more core content specific)
- WhyTry.org - The Parent Guide to Resilience