Mental Health Support Services
The MCISD has developed a team to address the mental health issues in Monroe County schools and to promote positive mental health to support student success. This team works directly with schools in the areas of crisis management and professional development. The Mental Health Team provides assistance and direction when a crisis takes place at a school, connecting with local mental health agencies so that services can work efficiently to help families, staff, and students. Additionally, the team provides ongoing trainings and professional development in areas such as: trauma, anxiety, self-care to promote employee wellness, youth mental health first aid, strategies for the classroom to reduce disruptions, mental health curriculum, and suicide prevention. The Mental Health Team also serves on committees to help bridge the gap between home, school, and local agencies in the area of mental health. The development of the mental health team directly reinforces the work of supporting the whole child, whole school, and whole community to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world.
The MCISD Mental Health Services Team are now Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainers. This training is for anyone who works with youth in or outside of the school setting.
Resources to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic
Free Recorded Grief Webinars
Monroe County TeleHealth Providers
Promedica Outpatient Behavioral Health
Parent & Educator Social Emotional Resources
Confident Parents Confident Kids -- A site for parents actively supporting kids' social and emotional development
https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/ (Podcasts, students ages 4-6 but appropriate for older than 6. Families listen together and learn SEL together) Top 5 trending podcast currently.
https://www.parenteenconnect.org (Parents and adolescence talking to support each other)
Relaxation, Mindfullness & Stress Management Resources
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw (Mind Yeti- 15 free based mindfulness activities)
FREE PD During COVID-19
CASELCARES.ORG - CASEL offers a free, weekly webinar series every Friday on a variety of key topics related to SEL. They also continue to curate free SEL resources related to COVID-19 and school closures, designed to support educators, parents, and anyone who works with children.
Second Step SEL for Adults Resilience During Crisis Module *Free until 12/31/2020
Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools for FREE: https://store.starr.org/Course/view/trauma-informed-resilient-schools
Resetting for Resilience (2nd course after Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools) and Healing Trauma and Restoring Resilience in Schools that are 75% off with coupon in our store. https://store.starr.org
Please follow the steps below to grab your free course:
On a laptop or computer, preferably with the Google Chrome browser, go to http://store.starr.org and create an account
Then select the Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools online course for $199, found here: https://store.starr.org/Course/view/trauma-informed-resilient-schools
Please be sure you are using all caps for the promo code: TRAUMAINFORMED
Please be sure to check “Terms and Use”
After entering the promo code, select “Apply Changes”
You will then be prompted to enter your billing and shipping address, but it should not ask you for payment.
Psychological First Aid
Online training at: https://learn.nctsn.org/course/view.php?id=38
Each individual will need to make an account, but it is free and quick to do
Time: 6 hours *Can start and stop with progress saved
It comes with the PFA Field Operations Guide and many other resources
Post-test and Evaluation due at the end of course
Certificate is generated at the end of the course
6 CE credits available through the National Association of Social Workers, American Psychological Association, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the Board of Registered Nursing
Social Emotional Learning Resources
CASEL SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook: A tool that supports systemic SEL
The Grow Kinder Podcast: A social-emotional learning podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders in education, business, tech, and the arts who all have one thing in common: a dedication to growing kinder and helping others do the same.
Kahoot!’s collection of social emotional learning quizzes
TRAILS Social Emotional Curriculum: Contact Margot Lechlak for more information
Mental Health Screeners
Register for Sessions
Please check back as sessions are being added.
Mental Health Services Referrals
Please contact your administrator prior to making this request. Please email Danielle Handler, Mental Health Consultant, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are requesting assistance from the Monroe ISD Mental Heath Team regarding staff or student needs. We will respond to you within two business days. Thank you for contacting us.
In the News
Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition - KNOWMOREMONROE.COM
Family Counseling & Shelter Services Parent Support Group Fliers
Monroe County Mental Health Authority Crisis Line: 734-243-7340
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text CTL to 741741
OK2SAY (School Bullying/Crisis/Violence): 855-565-2729
Mental Health Back to School Toolkit - for Parents, Students, Caregivers, and School Staff
Trauma-Informed School Practices
Greetings from Oregon,
Brenda Morton from the College of Education and Anna Berardi from The Trauma Response Institute (TRI) at George Fox University would like to share with you our open access (no cost) textbook, Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise to Transform Schools.
The target audience is all of us involved in k12 education — from board members to bus drivers, support staff to credentialing organizations, parents and the students themselves, administrators, teachers, and the universities that prepare them.
The link above takes you to a PDF copy of the text, as well as additional download options to be available soon, including an ebook format, and an option to purchase a print copy through Lulu, a subsidiary of Amazon. We invite you to forward this email to colleagues who might benefit from this resource.
This textbook will be updated yearly. If you’d like to send us your comments for future consideration, please do so directly to Anna, Brenda, and Kimberley at the TRI. Our emails are listed below.
We hope this text serves all who work in k12 schools, undergraduate and graduate students preparing for teacher and/or administrator credentials, mental health professionals partnering with schools, and the professional associations, certification, and accreditation bodies that set standards for the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of k12 educators.