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Student and Family Wellness
RESOURCES FOR BOTH OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
If you have an urgent mental health need, please contact the Crisis Line for immediate support at 866-427-4747 or visit the Crisis Connections website for more options at https://www.crisisconnections.org/. If you are already connected with an outside counselor/therapist – please connect with them. More mental health resources and information below – please scroll down.
Summer 2020 Grab and Go Meals will be available for pick up at the following elementary schools: Eastgate, Enatai, Lake Hills, Newport Heights, Sherwood Forest, and Sammamish High School from June 29th – August 13th. Please help us spread the word!
BSD Family Connections Centers are OPEN this summer! Food and hygiene items are available at our Family Connections Centers and families can get information about other critical resources and services from staff on site. For locations and hours, check out the BSD Family Connections Centers website: https://bsd405.org/departments/family-and-community-engagement/family-connections-centers/
Pandemic EBT – Emergency School Meals Program: P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while schools were closed. This benefit is for ALL children in Washington who have been approved for free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used as a debit card to buy groceries. If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling BSD’s Nutrition Services at (425) 456-4507 or go online to www.bsd405.org/freeandreduced.
Mental Health Support – Connecting and Resources for Home
Youth Eastside Services Open Access – YES is continuing to provide services to clients primarily via a HIPAA secure Telehealth platform. They have also started to see a small number of clients in-person at the building in situations where there are barriers to the client accessing Telehealth.
Their Open Access department is taking new referrals and can schedule the new clients for intake assessments either on Telehealth or in-person. There is currently no wait time, so they have the capacity to schedule intake assessments and connect new clients to a primary counselor right away!
Their receptionist is on duty Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 7:00 pm at their Bellevue site, and can take phone calls. In addition, they are continuing to check phone messages and faxes on Monday – Friday outside of those hours. Families can self-refer by calling (425) 747-4937, and medical providers can continue to fax referrals to them at their fax number: (425) 957-0351.
Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Referral Service – Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects families with mental health providers who have openings in their schedule and can meet your child’s needs. We link you to providers in your local area who fit your child’s specialty needs and insurance coverage.
Social Justice Resources – Courageous Conversations
What do we tell our children? A resource on how to talk to kids about racism, racial violence, and police brutality.
Bellevue School District Hotlines
BSD Resources and Q & A for Families: Please share this resource for families who may need support with counseling, unemployment, health insurance, homelessness, and more, especially in regard to COVID-19.
Community Health Access Program: CHAP is a telephone assistance program serving King County residents by connecting them to health insurance, health care services and other resources. CHAP services are free and confidential. Call us today for help at 1-800-756-5437 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSPI Resources for Continuous Learning during School Closure: These resources were carefully chosen for their alignment to Washington State Learning Standards (or a recognized equivalent) and/or direct experience with effective implementation with students. These resources are organized by content area and by grade level.
Seattle Children’s Hospital School Services: Resources developed by Seattle Children’s Teachers including helpful guides such as If… Then… – listing out different solutions for different problems that may come up during school time at home.
Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource: This resource provides families with communication guidelines and tips for talking to children about COVID-19. Resources are also provided in many different languages.
Psychology Today: Psychology Today provides counselor and therapist information for families who may be looking for one. On their website, you can narrow down and filter by health insurance, issues, location, and more.
LINKS TO SHARE
From the website: The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Child Mind offers a symptom checker tool and comprehensive information from A-Z relating to children.
From the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: The Mental Health Resources for Parents are online resources aimed specifically at parents of adolescents and young adults.
Parent toolkit is a website that contains growth charts, tips and guides for parents, resources and information on health and wellness for your child and family.
Kidshealth.org features a wide array of information, advice and knowledge on almost any topic you are curious or have questions about related to your health, friends, and school.
HelpGuide.org is a website that offers resources and information regarding mental health and well-being for parents and students.