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During this stressful and uncertain time, it is essential to address and tend to the mental health and wellness of ourselves, our family, and community. Below you will find a variety of resources to support you and your family members.

december & January FOCUS: Generosity

Generosity is the action of freely giving to
others and an overall spirit of kindness!

Join Jeffco Public Schools as we explore all the ways to practice generosity during the months of December and January. Make time to use the weekly resources and activities to make it easier!

 

COMMUNITY TRAININGS & EVENTS CALENDAR

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Week 1: How to Inspire Your Kids to be Generous

  1. Read books about people being generous
  2. Tell your kids to "do the right thing"
  3. Teach your kids to practice gratitude

  

Week 3: Do Random Acts of Kindness

Check out this GIANT list of random kindness act that kids easily can do!

Week 2: Generosity Jar

A generosity jar is an inexpensive and rewarding activity that allows families to celebrate all the ways they are kind and helpful to others.

 

Week 4: Daily Activities Checklist

Foster generosity with this daily list of quick and simple activities designed for mornings, afternoons and evenings!

SPANISH:

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Mental Health & Wellness Seminar Series for Jeffco Families

Join us monthly as we highlight and feature specialists, experts, and trainings in all things mental health and wellness related. Check back here often for our upcoming presentations. 

One Foot In and One Foot Out: Managing Emotions When Emotions and Behaviors Get Big and Feel Out of Control (Register: English | Spanish)

January 25, 2022 (6:00-7:30pm) | January 26, 2022 (10:00-11:30am)

Description: Have you noticed that when your child’s stress levels rise, yours do, too? Or, when their behaviors escalate, yours escalate as well? Have you been caught in the trap of yelling, slamming doors, and hollering empty or extreme threats? This all makes sense. Brain science can help us understand these crazy dynamics we get stuck in with our children. Learn how to use this information to guide you through the toughest of moments. This session is for parents and caregivers of toddlers to teenagers.

Main Takeaways:

  • Learn about brain states and reactions to stress based on science 
  • Understand that all behaviors make sense, even if we don’t like them
  • Behaviors provide clues for what people are experiencing internally - learn to adjust your expectations based on these clues
  • Learn how to build strong relationships that are built upon moments of connection
  • Give yourself permission to be authentic, which means forgiving yourself when you mess up and react in negative ways

QPR for Parents & Caregivers (Register: English | Spanish)

Monthly Virtual Sessions
December 16, 2021  
January 21, 2022    
February 15, 2022    
March 11, 2022    
April 22, 2022     
May 13, 2021
Description: 
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. While this training will focus primarily on youth, the concepts are protective for any relationship and people of all ages. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to help someone

 

Previous Resources & Seminar Recordings

Jamie Doak, LPC, NCC, EMDR

Helping Children or Teens Cope with Anxiety Around the Return to School
August 12, 2021

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Dr. Peg Dawson

Smart But Scattered
February 25, 2021

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Dr. Andra Brill

Mindful Families: Calm and Confident Parenting in Stressful Times
April 29, 2021

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Dr. Ricky Mohon

Sleep Issues
January 21, 2021

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Nick Thompson

Parenting is Hard
March, 2021

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RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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School-based mental health services, staff roles, and programs

  • School-based services offered
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Counselors, nurses, social workers, and psychologists
  • Resources

FAMILY RESOURCES

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Fun activities that are healthy, entertaining, safe, and educational!

  • Academics and enrichment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Assistance Resources

VIRTUAL CALM ROOM

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Explore tools and strategies to manage emotions and stress and calm both the brain and body.

  • Guided meditations and relaxation
  • Live cameras
  • Resources and apps
  • Yoga and stretches

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS

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Student mental health supports around COVID-19, remote learning, and more

  • COVID-19 anxiety
  • Remote learning/hybrid learning anxiety
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the return to school
  • Depression, suicide, substance abuse, and other mental health issues
  • Find help in your school
  • Find help in your community

SUICIDE PREVENTION

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Learn more about our comprehensive, evidence-based suicide prevention program and resources.

  • Suicide prevention programs
    • QPR
    • Sources of Strength
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Community outreach and training opportunities
  • Safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments
  • Restorative Practices
  • Crisis resources
  • Community resources

community resources

Jeffco Schools Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation -Thanks to our generous community, Jeffco Schools Foundation is able to continue to provide supports over the Summer of 2020 for students and families impacted by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Through the leadership of our District, and in partnership with our community partners, corporate partners, and volunteers, we are able to continue to offer internet support for qualifying families as well as food and essential supports.
Jeffco Library logo Jefferson County Public Library - Explore new worlds, embark on harrowing adventures, and meet the most interesting people in the world - all from your own home. Reading has the power to transport us, no matter where we are. Join a camp, class, or daily exercise with Jefferson County Public Library and make this summer unforgettable.           
Action Center logo The Action Center - The Jeffco Action Center is the largest Jeffco Community hub and offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service. Appointments required. 720.215.4850.
Jefferson Center logo Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH)– Offers a full range of services and resources to support the mental health of children, youth and families. 303.425.0300 | Español.
Colorado Crisis Center logo Colorado Crisis Services - A statewide resource that provides walk-in services for crisis intervention, referrals, or information. Crisis line: 1.844.493.8255 and Text “TALK” to 38255. The crisis support line and walk-in centers are confidential and are available 24/7/365.
Safe2Tell logo Safe to Tell – anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report unsafe and risky behaviors before they grow out of control. 1.877.542.7233.
Mental Health Center of Denver logo El Centro de las Familias  – Part of the Mental Health Center of Denver, this is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community. 303.504.7900.
Jeffco Families logo  Jeffco Families Colorado  – Find childcare, preschool, and school-age programs in Jefferson County.
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