This website seeks to assist parents with resources for supporting Mental Health Awareness. Approximately one in six school-aged youth experiences impairments in life functioning, including impacts on academic achievement due to mental illness. The number of students experiencing mental illness increases as young people grow older. The earlier mental health concerns are detected and addressed, the more likely a student is to avoid the onset and/or progression of mental illness. Often, signs of deteriorating mental health are noticeable well before a mental illness emerges.
6th & 9th grades
Jason Foundation Suicide Prevention Enrichment Lessons for 6th & 9th grades
Informative Slideshows & Sites
Informative Slideshows & Sites
- Adolescents & Alcoholism, Warning Signs and More
- Prevent, Recognize, Report Human Trafficking
- Suicide Prevention Slideshow
- Healthy Teen Dating Slideshow
- Self-Harm Slideshow
- Tips for Talking to Someone Who is Thinking About Suicide
- Talking to Your Kids About Racism
- Talking to Your Kids About Discrimination
- Racial Stress & Self-Care
- Teaching About Disabilities
- Empowering Your Special Needs Child
- Embracing Diversity
Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Wellness Awareness
Virtual Parent Workshops relating to Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Wellness Awareness
The following is a series of recorded Virtual Parent Workshops Relating to Trauma-Informed Care and Mental Wellness Awareness. The topics are based on an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of children with challenging behaviors, TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention). TBRI offers practical tools for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who works with children to see the “whole child” in their care and help that child reach their highest potential. The approach uses three basic principles, Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting to disarm fear-based-behaviors.
Social-Emotional Learning/Mental Health Awareness Activities
Below are a few activities from the series of Instant Help Workbook for Parents & Kids or Instant Help Workbook for Parents & Teens. The books were written by Lawrence Shapiro to offer fun and easy-to-use activities to teach children and teens effective skills for dealing with a variety of mental health issues and life challenges. Other activities are from the Cognitive Behavioral Toolbox for Children & Adolescents workbook, as well as TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) recommended activities. These activities are utilized by the school counselors and also may help as you work with your children at home.
- Calm Down Bingo
- Engine Plates
- Managing Your Feelings
- Using Your Thoughts to Cope with Your Feelings
- You Can Learn to Be More Patient
Youth Aware of Mental Health is an additional resource offered to secondary campuses for grades 8th– 10th by Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine. Parents/guardians will have an opportunity to consent before this program is offered to your student. Please see flyer for more information.
Telehealth Services are now available on all of our KISD campuses. Please contact the school counselor if you are interested.
Click the link to the flyer and watch the video for more Information.