Slater School Counseling

Slater 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.

Social-Emotional Counseling:

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 ( or Ms. Murphy ( 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.

Academic Counseling:

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:

    1. Apps for Self-Care

    2. Academic Extras

    3. Community Resources for Families

    4. Ideas on limiting time on social media/screens

    5. 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

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:

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:


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.

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)

Academic Extras:

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 :)

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


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


Parental Support:

Financial Assistance-

Job Assistance-

Gang Prevention-

Santa Rosa Community Health Centers- appt. Line (English & Spanish) 707-303-3600

Low cost Dental exams- Santa Rosa Junior College-For appointments call (707)522-2844

Pregnant & Parenting Teen Programs-

Drug & alcohol addiction resources-

    • AlaTeen- Support for kids whose lives have been affected by alcoholism

    • 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.

LGBTQI Support- Positive Images;; 707-568-5830

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Reporting & Support-

Immigration Support-

Housing Assistance-

    • Catholic Charities (emergency, temporary & permanent housing support):

987 Airway Ct. SR 707-528-8712

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

En Espanol:

    • 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:

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:

5. Read a book or listen to one - there are free Audible memberships while schools are closed

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:

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

with family.”

“I will get sick.”............................................”I will self isolate and wash my hands,

this will DECREASE my chances of

getting sick.”

“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:

Shelter in Place Activities for Adults & Children: