Counseling Corner & Health Resources

Counseling Corner


School Choice

The Choice window will be from January 15-February 15. You can watch an informational video about Choice here. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to McKenna Scott, mckenna_scot@dpsk12.org.

High School Open House Dates

There are many high school open houses coming up after winter break. You can check out dates for those here, as well as, contact information for shadow/tour days.

Counseling Groups Starting Spring 2019

We have the unique privilege of having Mental Health Center of Denver Counselors at MMMS next semester to run a few different counseling groups with our students. In addition, we will also have our Social Worker, School Psychologist, and School Counselor leading some counseling groups. Each group will be following and utilizing evidence-based curriculum. The duration and topic of the groups vary depending on the topic. Some students have been referred to groups from teachers and administration, and some students have expressed interest themselves. The groups will be: Coping Skills, Developing a Sense of Belonging, and Friendship Development. If you believe your student would be interested in or benefit from being in one of these groups, please reach out to McKenna Scott, School Counselor for more information: mckenna_scott@dpsk12.org or 720-423-6583.

DPS Great Schools Expo Week

DPS is holding five regional school expos January 15-17 to help families learn more about their school options! These will begin right after winter break, during the Choice process. The link to view those is here!

8th Grade Graduation Requirements

It’s a great idea to be talking to your 8th grade students about graduation requirements! If you, and your student, need a refresher on those requirements, you can find them on our website here!


Denver Health School-Based Health Center on Manual Campus

Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offers services for any DPS student and is available throughout the school year. SBHC offers convenient care at no charge to the family or student patient. Parental/Guardian consent is required and must be resubmitted each school year. Students in 6th grade and above may visit the health center without their parent/guardian present. Clinic staff encourages patients to discuss their health care with their parents. However, Colorado state law allows some visits to the health center to be confidential as appropriate. Information is not shared without patient and/or parental permission. The only exception is a life-threatening situation. Consent forms may be accessed here.


Resource Links

  • Immunization and exemption information can be found here.
  • Free Healthy Meals
  • Homeless Education Network Resource Directory: English // Spanish
  • Colorado Crisis Services
  • Student Equity and Opportunity: Family Resources
  • Mindfulness for middle schoolers – Release (short film) and teaching kids mindful techniques
  • Hand in Hand Parenting (resource for emotional/social support)
  • Teen support eBook (Hand in Hand Parenting resource)
  • 211 United Way Resource Link
  • Signs of Suicide website (SOS middle school program video)
  • Parents, You may have smoked pot when you were younger and you turned out OK. So what do you tell your kids in Colorado’s era of marijuana commercialization? Now there’s an online toolkit that provides factual information to educate you and your children on the risks of today’s ultra-potent marijuana products. Visit www.NotTheSamePotToolkit.org for quick info on this important issue.

    Safe2Tell

    Safe2Tell Colorado gives students a safe, anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting. Learn what to look for, what to listen for, and what to report at the Safe2Tell website here.


    Colorado Crisis Services Text Service

    Coloradans can  text to receive immediate and professional help to deal with any type of crisis situation. The statewide crisis text service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The text service is for individuals needing mental health, substance abuse or emotional help before, during or after a crisis. Read more about the service here.

 

 

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