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.
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
Crisis Services and Community Resources (from Aspen Pointe)
Emergency Resources (from Peak View Behavioral Health)
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.
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)