Since 1949, May has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month as a way to reduce stigma associated with those living with mental health issues. The theme for this year is Fitness #4Mind4Body to remind us to take care of our minds as well as our bodies.
The American School Counselor Association's position on student mental health is as follows:
School counselors recognize and respond to the need for mental health and behavioral prevention, early intervention and crisis services that promote psychosocial wellness and development for all students. School counselors are prepared to address barriers and to assess ways to maximize students’ success in schools, communities and their family structure by offering education, prevention, and crisis and short-term intervention until the student is connected with available community resources.(ASCA, 2015)
Below is a list of helpful on-line resources available to help you better understand mental health. Click on hyperlinks for more info:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Adolescent Suicide Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
- Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Hotline: 1-800-999-9999
- CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 1-800-233-4050
- Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188
- Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- Panic Disorder Information Hotline: 1-800-64-PANIC (72642)
As the premiere date for Season 2 of the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why draws close, I wanted to share with you some resources available to assist you in speaking with your child about situations and mental health issues they may encounter in their lifetime. All titles are hyperlinked for easy access:
Webinars & Videos
Websites and Documents
JBSA - Lackland will be hosting a Militaru Kids fair on April 14th. Free for everyone with activities for all ages. Please see flyer for details
JBSA - Randolph Families are invited out for Famaganza 2018. There will be lots for activities for family members of all ages! See above flyer for details.
Are you and your child battling over the amount of screen time he or she has with electronic devices? If so, then this webinar is for you! The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is hosting a FREE webinar on Internet and Screen Safety. Topics will include what research has to say about establishing limits and ideas will be shared in regards to helping your child develop healthy viewing routines.
This webinar is specially designed for parents.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12 Noon (Central Time)
As the time for STAAR quickly approaches, I wanted to share with you some resources available to help you and your student prepare. I want to be sure that you feel confident as you prepare your child(ren) for these assessments. Below is a list of compiled resources to help answer any questions you have as you're getting ready.
Click on the links below for more information.
If you notice that your kiddo is stressed out or exhibiting signs of anxiety relating to STAAR (or otherwise) please let me know so that I can work with him/her individually.
The Military Child Education Coalition will be sponsoring FREE webinars every Wednesday in the month of March. Topics and Dates are as follows:
March 7th - Transitions - What Every Parent Needs to Know
March 14th - Social-Emotional Learning
March 21st - What to Expect When You Are Accepting (OCONUS)
March 28th - Educational Alternatives to 4-Year College
More information for the webinars can be found on the MCEC Website.
Since we are beginning a new year and a new semester, I thought it would be a good time to remind you all of the wonderful resource, RMS has available to our students ! The DOD provides all installations with a licensed Master level counselor who are part of The Military and Family Life Counselor program
Our MFLC , Helen Huff, works with me to provide private, confidential non-medical services to our service members, families, students and staff at Randolph Middle School at no cost.
CYB-MFLC can assist in some of the following ways :
- Resolving Conflict
- Self Esteem
- Behavior Issues and Management
- Deployment and Reintegration
- Sibling/Parental Relationships.
It would be greatly appreciated and of benefit to our students and staff that if you have not completed and returned the MFLC-CYB Consent Form , to please do so.
If you are unable to download and print off the form available in the links section of this webpage, hard copies are readily available in the middle school office.
If you need to reach Ms. Huff you can contact her via email
Hhuff(@MagellanHealth.com or by phone at 210-439-0454
The JBSA-Randolph Family Advocacy, New Parent Support and Mental Health Outreach Program is offering a variety of Life Skills Classes throughout the year. January classes will include the following options:
- Stress and Time Managemennt - January 11, 2018 - 1200-1400hrs
- Anger Management - Wednesdays in January 2018 (10th, 17th , 24th & 31st) from 1330-1530 hrs.
- Effective Communication in Conflict Resolution- Wednesdays in January 2018 (10th, 17th , 24th & 31st) from 1100-1200 hrs.
For more information or to register, please call 210-652-2448.
Grab your favorite blanket or pillow and join the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston EFMP for a movie!
Monday, December 18, 2017 from 1-3PM
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston will host a sensory friendly Family Movie Day open to all JBSA patrons and families. After the movie, stick around for discussions about the characters, the lessons they learned and how they can apply to everyday life.
For more information, call 210-221-2705 or 210-221-2418.