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Resources for Families

Welcome!

Here you'll find several types of resources to explore. If you need something that is not listed, please call me Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 3pm, at 719-328-4709 or email me at megan.ford@d11.org so I can help. 

 

Virtual Calming Room

 

Building Resiliency in Children

30 Random Acts of Kindness

Fun Affirmations for Kids

Article on Executve Function Skills  

Resources and Tips for Families & Staff (Approved by D11)

Social / Emotional Resources for Staff and Families

Need help with Counseling Supports:

D11 Partners: 

* Thriveworks - Call 719-266-3919 or email support.cosp@thriveworks.com

* AspenPointe - Call 719-572-6100 or email info@aspenpointe.org

Other area supports:

* Peak View Behavioral Health – private, takes most insurance 719-444-8484

* Cedar Springs Hospital – crisis care   719-633-4114

* Aspen Pointe – emergency and Medicaid services 719-572-6100

* NAMI – excellent for families and education on issues 719-473-8477

* HCP – connect to resources for children with unusual or special needs, help find medical care, diagnoses, advocacy for IEPs, answer insurance questions, etc. 719-578-3200

   

Play Therapists/Autism Services

List created 5/2021

Family Support Center (Autism Services)

https://fscautism.com/

Shandy Clinic (Autism Services)

https://www.shandyclinic.com/

Whole Kids Colorado  (Autism Services)

https://www.wholekidsco.com/

Growing Grove Counseling (Play Therapy)

https://growinggrove.com/

Amy Sinjem  (Play Therapy)

http://www.amysinjemlpc.com/

Renee Yoelin-Allen (Play Therapy)

http://ryaplaytherapy.com/

A Children’s Counseling Center (Play Therapy)

http://achildrenscounselingcenter.com/homepage-slider/

Thriveworks (Play Therapy)

https://thriveworks.com/colorado-springs-counseling/play-therapy/

Need help finding the right resources:
211 can provide resources all across the Pikes Peak region: https://www.ppunitedway.org/get-help/

Need someone to talk to during this crisis or is your student in crisis:
Colorado Crisis Services:    Text TALK to 38255
Call 844-493-8255


Walk-in Crisis Center:
AspenPointe
115 South Parkside Drive
Colorado Springs
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Parent Supports:
Tips to support families as they support students during this pandemic: https://thriveworks.com/colorado-springs-counseling/parenting-through-coronavirus-anxiety/
Talking with Children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Managing Anxiety and Stress:
Supportive information for dealing with anxiety: https://thriveworks.com/colorado-springs-counseling/coronavirus-anxiety/
Manage Anxiety and Stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html 

Family Partnership Goals

Although these are unsettling times, one thing that has not changed is the long-standing need for parents and educators to work together for the success of their children/students. In the coming weeks, all district staff will be ready and willing to be of service to our families to the greatest degree possible. We can only be that support if we hear from you and your students regularly. We readily admit that this "new normal" has challenged all staff and their families and we anticipate the need for refinement to meet students' needs and answer questions as they arise.

It is our hope that families will:

  • Review the Colorado Department of Education Best Prac‚Äčtices for Families
  • Follow all communication coming from the district to stay up to date in the dynamic time of change. Visit the Remote Lear‚Äčning site for new updates.
  • Reach out and engage with staff often, let us know if we can support you and do not be afraid to ask
  • Share what is working or not working directly with school and district leaders and teachers giving specific examples so we can work toward improvement
  • Set structures that work best for your family's needs 
  • Take time to celebrate and find small wins each day
  • Find opportunities to be creative and laugh with your children
  • Find opportunities to re-connect with your teenagers, it is a joy to see how they are growing into adulthood
  • Click here to access daily schedule options to use with your children 

   

Stress and Anxiety D11 2020 PDF

   

Click Here to Open the Grieving the Loss of Control PDF document

   

Click here to open the Emotional Health Conversation Starter

Click here to open the PDF presentation Fostering Students Social-Emotional Well-Being