Social worker fact sheet for parents.pdf
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER:
As part of the Prairie Valley School Division Strategic Plan, the PVLS Social work team is focusing on creating awareness of Mental Health this school year. We will be implementing this 3 ways:
- THE WELLNESS WALL- Bulletin boards on mental health including topics such as mindfulness, anxiety and depression, substance use, internet safety and sense of belonging.
- MORNING MOTIVATION - A positive inspirational message or quote to be read during announcements weekly.
- Resources from our PVLS Social Work Team- Check your school website often as resources will be added throughout the year.
Our school currently has a Wellness Wall on:
PARENT LINKS ON MINDFULLNESS:
This Link has sections on how to be mindful at work, at school, at home, and in life. It has wonderful how-to's on mindfulness practice and articles from the thought leaders in the field.
Freemindfulness is a website which gathers resources from a community of mindfulness practitioners. There is a 'free resources' section with mindfulness practices to download.
For those interested in the research and science behind Mindfulness, The American Mindfulness Research Association was founded in 2013 and is a website that brings together the latest research in Mindfulness. The have a monthly research letter that you can subscribe to.
Pocketmindfulness is a perfect starting place for people who want to try mindfulness but don't know where to start. Alfred James has created a website which is easily accessible and makes starting easy and fun.
The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center has a web page of free mindfulness mediations to download and try. A great place to start or try new things!!!
Alisha Davis BHJ, BSW, RSW
Child and Family Support Worker
Ecole White City, Pilot Butte, Balgonie Elementary and Edenwold
Prairie Valley School Division