Resources for Parents

Junior High Partnering with Parent
Resource Page


This page will hopefully provide parents with information and resources as we partner with you to support your child. Please call the school at 719-484-0091 and ask to talk with our Junior High Counselor or an administrator if you are concerned about your child or need to talk through something with someone at the school. 

This page has just been created and is a work in progress. We will continue to add information and resources to this page over time. Do not hesitate to call the Junior High Office if you need resources on an issue that is not addressed on this page. 

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Conference and Informational Seminars
Suicide Information

Conference and Informational Seminars
Suicide Prevention Training by Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership

When: September 29, 2016 @ 4:30 PM -5:30 PM
Offered By: Peak View
Where: Peak View Behavioral Health
7353 Sisters Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Summary: ​A free community suicide prevention training led by Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership.  Attendees will learn about suicide warning signs, prevention techniques, and supportive community resources.  Appetizers will be provided.  

REGISTER HERE


Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship (Link)

When: October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM 
Offered By: Academy School District 20, Don Begier
Where: Academy School District 20 Central Offices
           1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
            Phone: 719-234-1200
Summary: ​This presentation is to help parents and students learn how to be safe online. The amount of time students are spending online is increasing dramatically in the US, and must be true for D20 students as well. How can parents partner with schools to help their children and teens be safe online

 

Parenting in Challenging Times

When: October 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM 
Offered By: The Classical Academy
Where: TCA North Gym
           975 Stout Road CS, CO 80921
Summary: ​Dr. Poland will be speaking on suicide prevention and a variety of difficult topics to touch our children's lives today. 

Helping Children Manage Stress and Build Resilience (Link)

When: November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM 
Offered By: Children's Hospital through Academy School District 20, Christy Dobson
Where: Academy School District 20 Central Offices
           1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
            Phone: 719-234-1200
Summary: Stress. We all encounter it - adults and kids. How we deal with it makes a difference. This talk will focus on ways that adults can support kids to understand how stress impacts the body, explore healthy ways to relieve stress, and make choices that increase well-being and resilience.


Suicide Information
Suicide is a difficult topic that usually is accompanied by a variety of questions. Please contact the Junior High School Counselor if you have any questions, concerns, are looking for a outside agency to help, or need to talk about suicide. It is important that we do not allow the uncomfortableness about suicide to cause us to stay quiet when we are worried about another person's safety.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
Colorado Crisis Services - 1-844-493-8255
Safe2Tell  - Anonymous Report - 1-877-542-7233


Five Warning Signs - This information is from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and provides warning signs to look for in your child or their friends. You should contact the Junior High Counselor or a junior high administrator if these warning signs are present.

Not My Child - Information Video - This information is from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide to provide information and answer some of the frequently asked questions surrounding suicide. The production quality is not the best, but it offers excellent information.

Talking to your Child about Suicide - This information is from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide to make suggestions about talking to your child about suicide. It is an important conversation for every parent to have with their child, even if they are not worried about their child.

More Information from The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Other Information from a variety of sources





 

 

 

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