Thank you for visiting the Parent Resources page! We've put together some resources that we hope you will find helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like further guidance.
Resource Round Up
The VDOE Office of Student Services frequently highlights resources for students and families. The following links are targeted resources from the Child Mind library that are centered around helping families navigate challenging emotions and challenging situations more effectively.
- Parenting During Coronavirus: Managing Anger and Frustration
- Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning
- How to Handle Tantrums and Meltdowns
- Helping Kids Face the Challenges of Reopening
- Teenagers and Reopening
- How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns
- How to Help Kids Manage Disappointment
Click on the Parent Toolkit image below to view resources on academics, health and wellness, and social-emotional development specific to your child's grade level.
School counselors provide classroom counseling lessons, small group counseling, and short term/solution-focused individual counseling. Mental Health Counselors provide individual counseling sessions and function as long term therapy.
Please use this list of Community Mental Health Providers for a sample of counseling services available in the YCSD community and surrounding area. This list is for general information purposes only. Appearance on this list does not constitute an endorsement and descriptions of services from providers is not exhaustive.
As we transition back to school in our flexible framework, whether in person or online, our students' social-emotional learning and development is crucial. Please use this Parent's Resource Guide to Social Emotional Learning for a list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.
Talking to Your Child about Racism and Violence
The attached article, "Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News," provides a starting point for talking to your child about racism. As the author shares, "even very young children are aware of racial differences, and children can learn harmful lessons about race when it’s not discussed openly." It is important to create a safe and open dialogue for your child to explore these topics. Feel free to contact me for more information and resources.
Questions about Coronavirus
The attached articles, "Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19" and "Helping Kids Who Are Worried About Coronavirus," offer tips for how to support your child through this time of change. Feel free to contact me for more information and resources.
Even within our flexible framework, attendance matters. Make every day count!
Click on the Attendance Works link below for more information on how to help your child succeed in school with the habit of good attendance.