School Psychologist's Corner

School Psychologist's Corner

May is Mental Health Month 2020

May is Mental Health Month 2020
Dear St. Barnabas Parents,
 
This week’s newsletter offers parents information about recognizing and supporting their children’s mental health needs. I am always available to listen and help! Please reach out to me at: chornak@barnabasohio.org. 
 
Christi Hornak, School Psychologist

 

 

Newsletters

*NEW* 5/22/20 Parents, how are you doing? Here are some questions to ask yourself, and some simple ways to take good care of yourself in uncertain times.
  
5/15/20 Our Thoughts on COVID Slide This week's newsletter encourages parents to look at the summer as an opportunity to incorporate the "6 C's" into family leisure and playtime.
  
5/8/20 May 2020 is Mental Health Month and this week's newsletter has information for parents to support the mental health needs for children and families.
 
4/30/20 Getting Ready for St. Barnabas Celebrations! Good news! Finally, despite coronavirus, we can look forward to gathering on campus very soon to celebrate graduations and other St. Barnabas Spring events! We will still need to observe appropriate social distancing when we gather.  This week's newsletter contains some videos for parents to view with students in Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten, Grades 1-4 and Grades 5-8 to start a conversation about  social distancing  before we gather later in May.
 
4/24/20 Working Through Grief and Loss:We have all the suffered from loss and experienced emotional pain as a result of the pandemic. Here are some thoughts on supporting our children and ourselves while we work through it. 
 
4/7/20 But I Don't Have Time to Relax!:Why relaxation is important for parents, especially when there doesn't seem like there's any time to do it.
 
Some positive ideas from the WHO for managing family life together during these stay-at-home-times
 
Learn about the HALT! technique and the Calm app to help cope with emotions running high
 
Two articles with different suggestions for talking to elementary and junior high students
 
Written by Carol Gray, a sensitive way to share information with your children
 
Thoughts from your school psychologist as we enter remote instruction
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