SEPAG

What is SEPAG (Special Education Parent Advocacy Group)?
UFRSD SEPAG contacts:
Ms. Deb Rauscher


Click on SPAN Parent Advocacy Network link to view resources 
Empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education,
health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

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Effective Schools Solutions Mental Health Awareness Month Resources 
Research, Guidance, Tips & Resources for Educators, Parents and Caregivers May 2021 


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Parent Academy

Thursday, 5/13/21 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm -
"Sensory Processing Disorders: Navigating an Overwhelming World" -- Sensory Processing Disorder describes a difference in the way that some people’s senses are processed by the brain. This workshop provides an in-depth understanding of the condition, including the symptoms & behaviors associated with it, diagnosis, prevalence, history, therapies, and interventions, as well as how an educator can provide effective support.

*The Lead ESS PD Presenter for this presentation will be Christine Mohle, LCSW

 

"Christine Mohle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with children & adolescents. She has worked as a clinical therapist in a variety of milieus, including residential, school, and outpatient settings. Christine currently works in private practice treating children & families, and as a Mental Health Consultant & Trainer for camps, schools, and companies. As a former ESS employee, she is dedicated to helping organizations meet the mental and behavioral health goals of their stakeholders through training, strategic planning, and case consultation. Her areas of clinical expertise are in childhood trauma, anxiety disorders, and attachment."   

 

*ESS ZOOM ACCOUNT WEBLINK FOR THIS PD PRESENTATION: 
https://effectiveschoolsolutions.zoom.us/s/96207484753?pwd=SWZiUjJkN2VaemhVQkFhVnJOY2hQZz09#success


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The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, in partnership with Monmouth ACTS, has counselors available to provide free telephonic support for ANY Monmouth County resident in need. The Monmouth County COVID-19 hot line is now available by calling MHA directly Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. 732.542.6422.

The pandemic all alone is stressful let alone the stress of work and having children!
There is a free support group for parents. You do not have to commit every week.

The Counseling Center

Support group for Parents

Pandemic Parenting

FREE!!

Every Tuesday at 6pm

Zoom: 933 6273 2214


Dana Bannon (she/her) MS, LPC, NCC, SAC
Student Assistance Coordinator
Allentown High School
If you are in need of immediate assistance please call 911. You can also call Performcare at 877-652-7624
For students and families in need, here are some helpful hotlines:
Second Floor Youth Helpline- 888-222-2228, text/call 24/7, 2ndfloor.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line- Text HOME to 741741, crisistextline.org

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Message from Effective School Solutions: Back to School Video Series
We have heard from many of our district partners this year that they would like to have a video resource that can be shared with students and with parents/caregivers on how to navigate the social-emotional challenges of returning to school.

 

With this in mind, ESS has created a video series for students and their parents/caregivers that focuses on ways to best foster emotional regulation (including stress management) to assist students in adjusting to in-person learning. The series contains 4 videos as well as the attached worksheets. The videos can be accessed by clicking on the links below:


 

I hope you find these helpful and would encourage you to share these with your teachers and parents!

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Watch the recorded meeting by Effective Schools Solutions:
Supporting Stress, Excessive Worry and Mental Health During COVID-19 for Parents and Caregivers


Meeting Recording linkhttps://effectiveschoolsolutions.zoom.us/rec/share/kXuSFz8AuKiX9H5Y-ihuOqN7vyEe-gZ9Rck2g4hCsPStawds7FUiY0wztU4bGleZ.2v0ThxiGlBJls_tN

This weblink will expire at the end of this school year, June 30th, 2021