As our District and community continue to cope with COVID-19, we recognize that many students and families are experiencing anxiety and a range of other emotions. Self-care and emotional self-regulation are especially important during these uncertain times, so the District is providing a variety of resources to support students and families.
Included below are several videos and podcasts explaining the importance and impact of SEL and helpful strategies and activities families can use at home. A variety of SEL resources are also available on the CASEL website. CASEL is the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. Plus, SCS has launched two new support lines so students and parents can contact school social workers and counselors around the clock for resources and assistance with social emotional concerns.
NEW Social Emotional Support Lines Available for Students & Families!
24-HOUR INFORMATIONAL LINE - 901.416-2266 Call 24/7 for pre-recorded messages. Available beginning April 16.
LIVE SEL SUPPORT LINE - 901.416.8484 Call M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., to speak with a member of the SCS Mental Health Center. Available beginning April 17.
Topics of Support:
How to get mental health support
Where to find community resources
How to help your family
Expressing & coping with anxiety
Signs of depression
Grief & loss
Managing a child with ADHD
Mindfulness & Meditation
NOTE: The SCS support lines are intended primarily for general questions and non-emergency assistance. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact one of the organizations listed below that provide crisis support.
Local & Statewide Mental Health Support Organizations
Youth Villages is the District's largest community partner for providing specialized crisis services staff for children and youth up to age 18. For assistance,
call 901-251-5000, 901-252-7600 or 866-791-9226. Learn more by visiting the
Youth Villages West Tennessee web page.
The Statewide Crisis Line is available if you are experiencing a mental health or psychiatric emergency. Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471).
The TN REDLINE is available for referrals related to substance use disorder treatment and resources. Call 800-889-9789.
The TDMHSAS Office of Consumer Affairs provides non-emergency mental health and substance abuse services. Call 800-560-5767.
The SAMHSA National Helpline offers free, confidential treatment, referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental
and/or substance use disorders. Call 800-662-HELP (4357).
Click the images below to view additional mental and behavioral health resources from the Shelby County Division of Community Service.
Click the images below to view additional mental and behavioral health resources from the Tennessee Department of Children's services.
LISTEN TO SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING PODCASTS.
SEL Resources: The District's SEL team joins 88.5FM to explain what social emotional learning is and shares a variety of community resources available to support students and families. LISTEN
Family Activities: The District's SEL team joins 88.5FM to share activities that families can do at home to support social emotional wellness. LISTEN
Video Resources: Social Emotional Learning Strategies, Activities & More