Emotional Health Resources
Social and Emotional Health
Lewis-Palmer High School hosted a Connection and Conversation event on December 4, 2018, that focused on redefining success and understanding and supporting the social and emotional wellness of our youth. Topics included:
- Specific strategies to cope with common pressures
- Establishing engaging relationships
- Social media and the brain
- Social, emotional, and mental health concerns
Click here to watch the video from this Connection and Conversation event.
Loss, Death, and Grief
Death and loss within a school community can affect anyone, particularly children and adolescents. It is important for adults to understand the reactions they may observe and be able to identify children or adolescents who require support. Parents, teachers, and other caregivers should also understand how their own grief reactions and responses to a loss may impact the experience of a child.
Helping Your Child Understand a Traumatic Event
Supporting Your Child's Mental Health
When a Friend Has Died of Suicide-Coping With Loss
Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and Educators
Children’s Reaction to Trauma: Suggestions for Parents
Children and Responses to Crisis
Trauma Reactions by Grade and How to Help
Resilience for Teens
Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers
Tips for Helping Children Cope
Supporting Children Through Grief in Various Age Groups
Teaching the Toughest Lesson - About Death
Suicide Contact Information
El Paso County: Pikes Peak Mental Health, 24 hours /7 days, (719) 635-7000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention: 719-573-7447 www.pikespeaksuicideprevention.org
Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-SAFE (7233) www.safe2tell.org
Dealing with Suicide Loss
Suicide Prevention Resources
Crisis Services and Community Resources (from Aspen Pointe)
Emergency Resources (from Peak View Behavioral Health)
13 Reasons Why - NASP Guidance
13 Reasons Why - Talking Points
13 Reasons Why Talking Points - Elementary
Preparing our students to make sound decisions with regard to alcohol and drug use is an important responsibility for parents. The following resources can provide language and resources to support these conversations.
Too Smart to Start: Resources for youth, teens, families, educators, and community leaders.
Stop Underage Drinking:
The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking is working with governments and organizations at the state, territory and local levels to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences.
Why You Should Talk to Your Child about Alcohol
Facts and Conversations: Parents and Underage Access to Alcohol
Recognizing Drug Use in Adolescents A Quick Guide for Caregivers and Adults
The Rehab Spot: What is alcohol and how does it affect the mind and body?
Regis University provides a free to low-cost option for mental health counseling. The Colorado Springs Regis location is very close to Woodmen & I-25 - about 20 minutes from Monument.
Regis University's counselors in training and marriage and family therapists in training offer confidential, low-cost counseling services at the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy on the Thornton and Colorado Springs campuses. Services include: individual counseling, couple and family therapy, counseling for children and adolescents, and play therapy. If you are interested in these services, contact our Clinical Assistant, at Thornton: 303-964-5786 or Colorado Springs 719-264-7027 for more information. Limited weekly appointment times are now available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Thornton and Tuesday afternoon/evenings in Colorado Springs.
AspenPointe Crisis Center has two walk-in crisis centers: 115 S Parkside Drive and 6071 E. Woodmen Rd (at Powers Blvd, adjacent to St. Francis Medical Center), which is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They provide counseling and other health care services to children, teens, and adults. For detailed information, visit their website.
Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide for advice, guidance, parenting tips, and techniques. In addition to parenting books, audios, and videos, Love and Logic holds successful seminars across the country.
Technology: Impact on Developing Reading/Communication Skills (Informational flyer produced by PRHS English Student for a 20Time project)
Viral Social Media challenge targeting youth
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 recently became aware of a viral social media challenge targeting youth. The Momo challenge centers around a disturbing character that encourages children to perform dangerous tasks, including hurting themselves. According to sources, most children are learning about the Momo Challenge on YouTube. The challenge has been surfacing on YouTube, Facebook, and Whatsapp, which can be accessed on a phone or tablet in addition to the computer.
In an effort to keep children safe, parents are encouraged to talk to students about these types of challenges and safe internet practices. LPSD will continue to use security measures to keep students safe while using school technology.
For more information and online safety tips, click here. For questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Inspiring Responsible Citizens
Cultivating responsible citizens takes many forms in our schools. LPSD's schools provide a wide range of activities, sports, and clubs which enhance the educational experience for all students. LPSD also provides opportunities for students to achieve both inspirational and challenging goals in a supportive environment.
Some LPSD schools utilize the following acronyms to provide tangible and memorable frameworks of expectations around behavior. These acronyms also provide common language for discussion and learning.
- SOAR (Safe, On-Task, Attitude to Achieve, Respectful and Responsible),
- PRIDE (Persistence, Respect, Initiative, Dependability, Empathy),
- CLASS (Character, Leadership, Academic Achievement, School Involvement, Service to Community).
- Some LPSD schools utilize formal programs such as Rachel’s Challenge, Responsive Classroom, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Path2Empathy, and Sources of Strength that support LPSD's mission of creating strong citizens.
Opportunities that enrich academic, athletic, service, and character related endeavors abound at LPSD. Visit your school’s website for specific offerings.