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

External LinkChildren and Funerals in a Global Pandemic

External LinkThrough the Lenses of Grief

External LinkDefining Your Family Grief Values

External LinkUniversity of Michigan School for Public Health

Selfcare

PDF DocumentFamily Medical Parent Support Groups

PDF DocumentFamily Medical Center FREE Health Screenings

External LinkAdditional Self-Care Resources Added to TRAILS

Monroe County TeleHealth Providers

PDF DocumentFamily Medical Center Urgent Care Using Telehealth

Promedica Outpatient Behavioral Health

Parent & Educator Social Emotional Resources

External LinkMichigan Cares

External LinkConfident Parents Confident Kids -- A site for parents actively supporting kids' social and emotional development

External Linkhttps://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.

PDF DocumentTRAILS - tips for supporting students

Google SheetParent Resources during COVID -19 Closure

External LinkReachout.com

Parent Resources

External Linkhttps://www.parenteenconnect.org (Parents and adolescence talking to support each other)

External LinkKeeping Safe and Well

Educator Resources

External LinkMindfulschools.org

Relaxation, Mindfullness & Stress Management Resources

MYSTRENGTH APP -- FREE for Monroe County residents who are 13 years old or older.  Please contact jean.foster@monroeisd.us for the free access code. https://app.mystrength.com/signup/

Video Documenthttps://www.headspace.com/mi

External Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw (Mind Yeti- 15 free based mindfulness activities)

External LinkTake a Deep Breathe - Calm App

FREE PD During COVID-19

 

External LinkCASELCARES.ORG

External LinkTrauma Informed Teaching Remotely

External LinkEducator's Guide to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Students

External LinkTeacherCoach.com - Free Webinar Series

External LinkSecondStep.org - Live Free Webinars

External Linkhttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/540264/yales-insanely-popular-happiness-course-now-open-everyone-online

External LinkTrauma-Informed Resilient Schools for FREE:  https://store.starr.org/Course/view/trauma-informed-resilient-schools

 

Starr Commonwealth

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

Cost: $0

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

Register for Sessions

YMHFA Training - 
Aug 4 and Aug 5 (You MUST attend both sessions in their entirety)
MCISD
8AM-12PM
Please bring your own snacks and drinks.  
Please register on WisdomWhere for this.  We expect this to fill, so please do not hesitate!  Seats are limited!

 

Mental Health Services Referrals

This form is to be completed by a building or district administrator, unless approval has been given by an administrator. Please contact your administrator prior to making this request. Please complete this form 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.

External LinkMental Health Referral

Resources

 

External LinkMonroe County Substance Abuse Coalition - KNOWMOREMONROE.COM

Google SheetParent Resources during COVID -19 Closure

PDF DocumentNon Traditional Parenting Support Group

External LinkMonroe County Mental Health Resource Guide

External LinkMonroe County Community Resource Guide

PDF Document#IMatterWellnessGuide 

External LinkCreate Connections that Matter

External LinkTrails to Wellness

 

Monroe County Mental Health Authority Crisis Line:  734-243-7340

External LinkCommunity Mental Health Authority; Monroe, MI

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.