Welcome to the Bradford K-8 Mental Health resource page.

Mental health encompasses social, emotional and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life's challenges. To the left, you will find a list of several mental health topics. Within each topic, you will find links to articles, lessons and/or videos. Moving forward, we will continue to expand this digital library of resources for our students, families and teachers.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience mental health needs during their school years. Mental health is key to children's success in school and life. Our mission is to use best practices to provide skill development, supports and resources to students who struggle to navigate overwhelming academic, social and/or emotional demands.

Our role is to work collaboratively with families, administrators, teachers and community partners on behalf of students to meet their needs in the school setting. Specifically, our services include:

* Individual student, small group, or whole class skill development

* Consultation with parents, teachers, administration, community partners

* Direct or consult services to students on Individualized Education Plans

* Determination for and Development of 504 plans

* Restorative Practices to help with peer conflict

* Suicide Risk Assessments

Anna Beelaert MA, NCSP

School Psychologist

Bradford South (K-4th) (M,T,Th,F)

Anna.Beelaert@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-3480

Education

Furman University- BA EnglishAppalachian State University- MA School Psychology, CAS Reading InterventionsNationally Certified School Psychologist (K-12)CPI certified

About Me

I began working at Bradford K-8 in 2016. Previous experience includes work in Denver Public Schools (6 years) and Douglas County Schools (5 years). Outside of work, my husband and I stay busy balancing life with two teenagers, who also attended Bradford! Please don't hesitate to contact me and let me know how I can help your child or your family.

Evette Van Dyke, MSW

School Social Worker

Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Bradford North (5th-8th) (Full time)

Evette.VanDyke@jeffco.k12.co.us

(303) 982-4882

Education

Central University of Iowa - BA - SociologyColorado State Univeristy - MSW

About me

I began working at Bradford in 2017. I started working in Jeffco in 2004. I love working with students, staff and families. I have been married for 30 years and have 3 grown daughters. I am a Colorado native and enjoy time outside and traveling. Please feel free to contact me if I can support your child.


Allison (Allie) Ingalls

Middle School Counselor

Bradford North (6-8) ()

Allison.Ingalls@jeffco.k12.co.us

(303) 982-4882

Education

Ohio University- BA Psychology Argosy University- MA Counseling National Board Certified Counselor

About Me

I love partnering with students and families at Bradford Intermediate. In the past I have served as a high school counselor and as a career counselor at a vocational and technical school. When I am not at Bradford I enjoy spending time my family, friends, and dogs. I love Colorado and enjoy all of the outdoor activities here.

Karyn Peabody

Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Bradford South (K-4th) (T,W, half Th)

Karyn.Peabody@jeffco.k12.co.us

( 303) 982-3480

Education

Mount Holyoke College, BA Neuroscience and Behavior University of Colorado Denver, Ed.S School Psychology

About Me

I am new to Bradford this year, but not new to Jeffco. I believe that every child deserves a supportive, safe, and inspiring learning environment and that strengthening social and emotional skills allows students to better access their learning. I am a mom of two boys and in my freer time, I can be found with my family on a bike, a horse, a pair of skis, or my own two feet exploring and enjoying all that is Colorado.
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