Slater School Counseling
Resources for Students and Families
Ms. Murphy and Ms. Schubert are still here for you even though you can't see us. Here are a few ways to connect with us. We hope you are all safe and healthy. The following pages have ways to connect to your counselor, self-care guides and apps, community resources and much more. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
We are available for social-emotional counseling check-ins by email, phone or Zoom. If you would like to set up a meeting with your counselor please email her to set up a time. Any student may request counseling by emailing Ms. Schubert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Murphy (email@example.com). We will respond to set up an appointment time with you within 24-36 hours. As always, if you are having a serious crisis, text “GO” to 741741. If you or someone is in immediate danger call 911. 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) are resources for help too.
The counselors are also available for academic counseling via email, phone or Zoom. Academic counseling is available to all students upon request. Email the counselors to sign up for an academic counseling appointment. We would love to visit and see how you are doing!!
Counseling Connections coming your way!! We will be doing Google Classroom counseling instructional lessons and student "Lunch Lounge" hang out opportunities, come join us and connect with other Slater Spartans!!
Below you will find the following information:
Apps for Self-Care
Community Resources for Families
Ideas on limiting time on social media/screens
Mind-shift change during a Pandemic
Self Care is much needed during this time, do yourself a favor and be kind to your body and mind:
Apps for Relaxation and Mindfulness:
SWORKIT:Is a fun app that provide great stretches and timers to get you moving https://sworkit.com/
HEADSPACE is a wellness and meditation app that you can utilize for free for the first 10 days. It’s said to lower stress and increase focus: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app
Here and Now:
Hear and Now measures your body stress by taking the pulse in your finger through your phone's camera. You can set daily reminders for deep breathing exercises. Though other apps have guided breathing, Hear and Now's guided breathing is my favorite. You can set the number of breaths you take, and they have suggestions as well.
The MindShift app greets you with a welcome message telling you there are steps you can take to stop anxiety from controlling your life. This app is good for helping teens work through their anxiety rather than avoiding issues that are causing it.
Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation for teens. Even if you have never done any meditation before, Calm's guided meditations will walk you through it. They also have breathing programs, relaxing music, and sleep stories.
Recommended by top psychologists: https://www.calm.com/
Aura walks you through 3-minute meditations to help you to get to a calm. You let Aura know how you're feeling, and the app chooses the best meditation for you. Aura also offers mood tracking and daily reminders for breathing exercises. https://www.aurahealth.io/
Websites To Help You Cope With Stress and Anxiety:
Meditation for Kids: Body Scan for Kids
Guided Breathing Exercise (Clouds)
Mindful Breathing Meditation (5 Minutes) - video
3-minute Mindful Breathing Meditation (Relieve Stress)
Even though you’re not on campus, it is important to continue with a daily routine and keep up with your schoolwork. If you want to keep learning but want to take a little break from assigned classwork, check out these cool sites:
Learning journeys - new ones every week :) https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html
Virtual Field Trips (explore places like Mars, zoos, and aquariums)
Need to Get Outside? These 5 National Parks Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take From the Comfort of Home (Video)
13 Museums You Can Visit Online During Your Quarantine
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams
Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents - NCTSN
BELOW YOU WILL SEE MANY RESOURCES AND TIPS:
RESOURCES for Students and Families:
This is a good list of information and resources put out by Sonoma County;
Community Resources for Families:
2-1-1 Information and Referral Service for Sonoma County- 2-1-1 Sonoma County is a FREE service that connects community members to information about critical health and human services available in their community. Call 2-1-1 https://211sonoma.org/
Redwood Empire Food Bank: 3990 Brickway Blvd. SR707-523-7900 https://getfood.refb.org/
Salvation Army (can get food 1 x every 3 months): 33 Stony Cir. Santa Rosa 707-542-0998 https://santarosa.salvationarmy.org/santa_rosa/family-services
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
“Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19”
HCA (Rent Assistance): 707-544-6911 x 1091 https://www.capsonoma.org/hca-family-fund/
Salvation Army (rent assistance): 93 Stony Circle SR 707-542-0998 https://santarosa.salvationarmy.org/santa_rosa/provide-shelter/
PGE REACH Program (utilities support): 800-933-9677 https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/in-your-community/economic-and-community-vitality/reach/reach.page
Catholic Worker (rent and PG&E assistance): 465 A Street, Santa Rosa 707-575-8342 https://www.icarol.info/ResourceView2.aspx?org=2225&agencynum=4717718
CAP (utility support): N. Dutton, Santa Rosa https://www.capsonoma.org/programs/h2o/
LIHEAP (utility support): Monday-Thursdays 8:30-12:00 1-800-233-4480 https://www.csd.ca.gov/Pages/LIHEAPProgram.aspx
CARE (PGE assistance): 1-866-743-2273 https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/help-paying-your-bill/longer-term-assistance/care/care.page
El Puente (The Bridge) Choices for Change 707-568-2300 ext. 110 https://www.lifeworkssc.org/el-puente
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers- appt. Line (English & Spanish) 707-303-3600 https://srhealth.org/
Low cost Dental exams- Santa Rosa Junior College-For appointments call (707)522-2844 https://pr.santarosa.edu/srjc-dental-clinic-2020
Pregnant & Parenting Teen Programs-
Ridgway High School Teen Parent Program; 707-890-3770 https://sites.google.com/srcs.k12.ca.us/ridgwayhighschool/home?authuser=0
Adera Teen Parent Program (SCOE); 707-522-3322 https://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/alted-community-schools.html
Teen Parent Connection; 707-565-4440 https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Health/Public-Health/Maternal-Child-and-Adolescent-Health/Home-Visiting/
Drug & alcohol addiction resources-
AlaTeen- Support for kids whose lives have been affected by alcoholism https://sonapal-anon.org/alateen/
Center Point-DAAC (Drug Abuse Alternative Center)- DAAC provides a safe place to create hope, health and healing from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on both the individual and the entire family. http://www.daacinfo.org/
LGBTQI Support- Positive Images; http://posimages.org/; 707-568-5830
Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Reporting & Support-
Immigration Support- https://www.srcharities.org/
Catholic Charities (emergency, temporary & permanent housing support):
987 Airway Ct. SR 707-528-8712 https://www.srcharities.org/
Redwood Gospel Mission: 101 6th St. S.R 707-578-1830 https://www.srmission.org/
SAY (Social Advocates for Youth)- emergency, temporary & affordable housing support 24 hrs/day: 1243 Ripley St. S.R. 888-729-0012 https://www.saysc.org/housing/
Living Room (women’s shelter) 1207 Cleveland Ave., SR 707-579-0138 https://thelivingroomsc.org/resources/
Community Support Network: 1410 Guerneville Rd # 14 707-575-0979 https://www.communitysupportnet.org/
InterFaith Shelter Network: 2455 Bennett Valley Rd., Suite C200 SR 707-546-7907 https://ifsn.org/
St. Vincent de Paul Society: 610 Wilson St. SR 707-584-1579 https://www.svdp-sonoma.org/our-services
Salvation Army: 93 Stony Circle, SR 707-542-0981 https://santarosa.salvationarmy.org/
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health-
24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: 800.746.8181
North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline of Sonoma County: 855.587.6373
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK/8255
Línea directa de prevención del suicido del norte de la bahía del condado de sonoma:
Línea de vida nacional para la prevención del suicidio: 888.628.9454
24-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit:
The Sonoma County Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week crisis intervention, assessment, medication, and up to 23 hours of supportive care for individuals in an acute mental health crisis.
Services are available for children, youth, adults, and their families.
Referrals are made to Crisis Residential Services or inpatient mental health facilities for those needing a higher level of psychiatric inpatient care. 707-576-8181 2225 Challenger Way SR
Grief Support Service:
Sutter Hospice- Counseling, support groups: https://www.sutterhealth.org/services/home-health-hospice/scah-grief-support-santa-rosa
For more information and to register for a group, please call (707) 535-5780.
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Limiting Time on Social Media & Screens :
Studies have shown that a lot of time on social media and looking at screens can increase anxiety and stress levels.
Try these activities instead:
1. Play board games or cards as a family
2. Go for a walk/hike outside
3. Go for a bike ride
4. Bake/cook for fun (baking recipes: https://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/easy-baking)
5. Read a book or listen to one - there are free Audible memberships while schools are closed stories.audible.com
6. Write in a journal - 78 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids (Part 1/3)
7. Write stories
8. Make a card or write a letter and mail it to a friend or family member
9. Create experiments with supplies found around the house
10. Practice an instrument
11. Create art or print out coloring pages: https://coloringhome.com/teenage-coloring-pages-free-printable)
12. Make your own music videos to your favorite songs
13. Choreograph your own dances
Mind Shift During a Pandemic:
If you are thinking this……………………..Then think this!!!
“I’m stuck at home!” ……………………….”I get to be safe at home and spend time
“I will get sick.”............................................”I will self isolate and wash my hands,
this will DECREASE my chances of
“I will run out of items I need.”............”I have prepared for this and I will use
my items wisely. I have everything I
NEED for now.”
“Everything is shutting down,...........”The most IMPORTANT places, such as
I’m panicking.” medical centers, pharmacies and grocery
stores remain open.
“There is, too much uncertainty……”While I can’t control the situation around
right now.” me, I CAN control my actions.
Coronavirus Resources for Families
The following resources have been curated by Sonoma County Office of Education counselors. It will be updated as new resources become available.
Explaining Coronavirus to Children:
Mental Health Resources & Information Guides for Educators, Families, & Children:
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus 2019 - NAMI / Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) - NAMI