We are here for your students! We want to provide you and your students resources during this uncertain time in our world. We gathered a list of activities that support mental health. We also will add ongoing announcements with relevant and helpful information for students and families!

The "Shared Resources" tab will house any resources we share with you. Below is our contact information and a request form students can fill out if they would like to talk to a counselor.

Take care,

Your BCK8 Mental Health Team

5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th students --> grade please use form above.

KG, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students --> parent/guardians can email us directly or ask teacher!

Amber Diederich

Social Emotional Learning Specialist

amber.diederich@
jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-8683

Leslie Mecca

Counselor

leslie.mecca@
jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-8674

Leslie Scully

Counselor

leslie.scully@
jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-2984


Announcements

Perspective for Parents Podcast - Nicholas D. Thompson, LCSW

This is a podcast for parents. Each week, Nick Thompson – a local therapist specializing in working with youth – tackles topics impacting youth and provides insight and tips for parents. If you want to improve your relationship with your preteen, teenager, or young adult, then this podcast is for you!

Nick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has been working with youth and their families for over 13 years in a variety of settings including middle and high schools, private practice, residential treatment facilities, and detention centers. Nick has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys facilitating trainings and giving presentations to staff of school districts, middle and high school students, and parents.

Youth Tips for Preventing Youth Suicide (Final).pdf

Resource for Students

FAMILY RESOURCES

Housing

  1. Jeffco Adelante - connect with a community navigator representative who will connect you with resources

  2. United Way 2-1-1 - Statewide Resource connecting families with food, shelter, rental assistance, child care, etc.

lgbtqia

  1. The Trevor Project - crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

  2. The Center's Rainbow Alley - safe, brave space where LGBTQ youth (ages 11-21) and their allies find support and acceptance. We provide a drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills—all in a warm and welcoming environment.

mental health

physical health

  1. Colorado Peak - food and nutrition; health coverage; child care

  2. Stride Community Health Center - medical; oral; behavior health

  3. Connect for Health Colorado - Health Insurance

activities for students

Apps

  • Headspace - meditation

  • Lumosity - brain break games

  • Calm- meditations, music playlists, stretching, breathing exercises, stories for kids

  • Yoga for Kids

  • GoNoodle - movement break

  • Breathe Kids - short breathing exercises for kids