Family Involvement Team Updates
May 29, 2020 FIT Update:
As a school community, we have been navigating the unexpected challenges of a pandemic. I expect that we have all been experiencing feelings of frustration, isolation, loneliness, and maybe even sadness, from time to time.
Now, we wrestle with the painful reality of the death of another African American man, George Floyd, at the hands of police. It is difficult to find the words to explain this to students, especially when we don’t have daily personal connections where we can create spaces to have these important conversations. Below are some resource you may find helpful.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support. We stand together to support our students, staff and community to heal together even as we continue to demand justice.
Our school counselor will be hosting Google Meet sessions for students who would like to connect with their classmates. These sessions are being offered
5th - Monday at 2pm with Code: dbcounselor5
4th - Friday at 11am with Code: dbcounselor4
3rd - Friday at 10am with Code: dbcounselor3
Saint Paul Public Schools Mindfulness Activities and Office of School Support https://sites.google.com/stpaul.k12.mn.us/student/home, https://www.spps.org/schoolsupport
7 Ways to calm a Young Brain in Trauma, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-ways-calm-young-brain-trauma-lori-desautels
Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health: Discussing Traumatic Events with Youth. http://www.macmh.org/2017/10/resources for-navigating-conversations-with-young-people-about-traumatic-events/
National PTA: discussing difficult topics with your children: https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/health/Emotional-Health/Discussing-Difficult-Situations-With-Your-ChildrenMental Health Crisis Resources: Children’s Crisis Response 651-266-7878 Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Crisis 651-266-7900 National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255 As always, if you are finding things difficult or need help from our staff please feel free to reach out to us by calling 612-358-4187.