We're Here to Help
Each D70 school has at least one social worker and/or psychologist. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists and social workers partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Some examples of services a social worker or psychologist may offer in a typical school day include, but are not limited to, running social skills groups, providing individual counseling and social-emotional support, providing or helping develop a plan for academic assistance, behavior help, and many other supports.
- I Need Help! What Do I Do?
- Bullying & Harassment
- Safe2Help, 988, Text 741741, 211, ReferralGPS
- More Student Resources
- More Family Resources
- More Local Resources
- Tips on Dealing with School Violence, Mass Shootings (and Grief)
- Tips on How to Talk to Children About War, Conflict, Terrorists
- Resources for Educators, Families to Discuss the Events in Israel and Gaza with Students
- Talking to Children About War (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Talking to Children About Violence: Information for Parents and Educators: This article from the National Association of School Psychologists provides guidance for talking to children about safety and their fears.
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War: Common Sense Media has gathered tips and conversation starters to help us talk to children of different ages about the toughest topics.
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Teachers of Elementary School Children: This article from the American Psychological Association shares strategies for helping young children feel safe.
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Teachers of Middle School Children: This article from the American Psychological Association shares strategies for supporting middle school-aged children move from fear to resilience.
Helping Students in Troubling Times (American School Counselor Association)
- Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children and Youth (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Handle with Care: Supporting Young People During Crises (Learning for Justice)
- Helping Students Cope With Tragedy (Nat. Ass. of Elementary Principals)
How to Talk to Your Children about Conflict and War (this guide from UNICEF provides 8 tips on how to support and comfort children when war dominates headlines)
D70 has zero tolerance for student harassment as noted in Board Policy 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited