Mental Health

Here you will find resources regarding your child's mental health and well-being. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding your child's health, please contact the school counselor. Contact information can be found on the home page.

Stress and Childhood A guide for families to recognize the signs of toxic stress in children and how to prevent it.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain. The more ACEs a child experiences, the more likely he is to struggle with learning, playing in a healthy way with other children, making friends, and can result in long-term health problems. Building resiliency in children who have experienced ACEs is vital. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from frustrations and to recover from setbacks. Resilient individuals adapt to change, stress or problems. The result of this bouncing back is a feeling of success and confidence. The Understanding ACEs & Resiliency resource provides an overview of ACEs as well as strategies to build resiliency.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Could Your Teen Benefit From Mental Health Treatment? A guide for parents and caregivers produced by KVC.