Keeping Families and the Community Connected, Calm and Strong
From Our Friends at JeffCO Public Schools...We are committed to keeping families and the Jeffco community connected, calm, and strong with a variety of resources to support you and your family members.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS HUB
During this stressful and uncertain time, it is essential to address and tend to the mental health and wellness of ourselves, our family, and community. Below you will find a variety of resources to support you and your family members.
NAVIGATING TRAUMATIC EVENTS
When an act of violence occurs in our community, we know many struggle to understand it, worry about safety, and can feel overwhelming sadness. We have resources to assist community members with talking to children about violent events.
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Tips: Talking to Children After Traumatic Event
- Managing Strong Emotions Reactions to Traumatic Events
Our strongest resource is communication, as it is vital to navigating these painful events. Keeping an eye out for each other is the best safety measure for our children, students, staff, and our community. Please take time to connect with loved ones and share openly.
STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH HUB
Jeffco students are concerned about social restrictions, school changes, and illness during these stressful times. Below you will find a variety of resources curated just for students, with student concerns in mind.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR REMOTE / HYBRID LEARNING
- Jeffco Virtual Academy's Tips & Tricks to Survive Remote Learning
JVA students provide tools and tricks from the perspective of students who have taken classes online before.
- 10 Tips for Staying Focused When Learning From Home
New college student Henry Lang offers 10 tips to stay engaged and less distracted when learning from home.
- 6 Habits of Successful Online Learners
Onlinestudies.com offers 6 habits of successful online learners.
(Too Long, Didn't Read)
- remove distractions
- embrace technology
- plan ahead
- communicate clearly and often
- get organized
COVID-19 AND STUDENTS
- COVID-19 and Jeffco Public Schools Students: Frequently Asked Questions
Find information and resources specifically for Jeffco students. FAQs are updated regularly.
- 12 Talks to Have with Teens: Coronavirus
Concerns like social restrictions, school changes, and illness are top-of-mind for Jeffco students. Find conversation starters, ideas, and sources to help navigate these concerns.
- CDC: Support for Teens and Young Adults
The CDC offers resources specifically for students and young adults to help manage stress during this time.
- CDE COVID-19 Student and Family Resources
Resources for remote learning, student supports, health and safety, and more from the Colorado Department of Education.
SUPPORT IN YOUR SCHOOL
- Sources of Strength
Find resources from the peer-led suicide prevention program that include activities, wellness plans, self-care resources, games, music, and more! Ask your school about the Sources of Strength program for more information.
- Jeffco Strengths
Build mental health resilience through conversations and activities that encourage connection. Daily and monthly activities encourage healthy relationship building, connection, and strength.
- JPS: Mental Health Services
Review school-based mental health services, staff roles, and programs.
- Jefferson County and Colorado Resources
See Additional Resources below for several community resources available to Jefferson County and Colorado residents. These include crisis management, food/rent assistance, and mental health support.
- Virtual Calm Room
Explore tools and strategies to manage emotions and stress and calm both the brain and body.
- The Trevor Project
Find support, resources, and services for LGBTQ youth and allies. 24/7 support via text, chat, or call.
- Mental Health Hub
Jeffco families and students can access programs and services offered by the District and community.
|Colorado Crisis Services - A statewide resource that provides walk-in services for crisis intervention, referrals, or information. Crisis line: 1-844-493-8255 and Text “TALK” to 38255. The crisis support line and walk-in centers are confidential and are available 24/7/365.|
|The Action Center - The Jeffco Action Center is the largest Jeffco Community hub and offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service. Appointments required. 720.215.4850.|
|Safe to Tell – anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report unsafe and risky behaviors before they grow out of control. 1-877-542-7233|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts. Additionally, the organization offers prevention and crisis resources. 1-800-273-8255|
|Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH) – Offers a full range of services and resources to support the mental health of children, youth and families. 303-425-0300 | Español|
|El Centro de las Familias – Part of the Mental Health Center of Denver, this is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community. 303-504-7900|