Remember when you were a first-time parent of a small baby and you read articles and books to figure out what was developmentally normal? After over a decade of parenting by the time students reach high school, we often forget that there are many new and exciting milestones during the teenage and early adult years as well. We may have stopped reading about how to parent but we likely still have those days of thinking "Is this behavior NORMAL?!" So, the GMHS Counselors have compiled some resources for you to continue to learn, discuss, and grow alongside your student.
Safe To Tell- Anonymously report anything concerning or threatening you, your family, your friends, or your community
Jeffco JAC- The Juvenile Assessment Center can help identify community resources to support your individual needs
Colorado Crisis Services- provides confidential and immediate support for mental health, substance abuse, and emotional support 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
Walk-in services located at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd Wheat Ridge
Current Events and Articles:
Check out the Jeffco Schools Virtual Calm Room! Our calm room is for students, staff and families to find tools and strategies to calm both the brain and body. Explore, enjoy, and spread the word.
"13 Reasons Why"- article discussing Netflix series
Beyond Surviving- Grief and Loss
After the Storm- Managing Stress
GirlsHealth.gov- tips on self-esteem, relationships, nutrition, and other topics
BAM Body and Mind- dealing with stress and anxiety in a positive way
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey