Parent and Student Services

Peer Helpers

 

In light of the new challenges our world is facing with COVID-19 and social distancing, we wanted to ensure that you know how important your students are to us! Whether they will be returning to a school building or learning from home, we know that students are having to adapt to a new way of life with more restrictions and added stressors. We hope these helpful tips, information and resources will be of assistance as you, your student, and your family may be faced with hardships related or unrelated to the global health pandemic.

To help you navigate these hardships and/or conversations, within each resource page you will find “Did You Know?” Facts, Tips, Helplines & Resources. Please notice that we have pages for parents of Kindergarten through 6th grade students as well as pages for parents of students 7th through 12th grades. We encourage you to explore the student resource pages for age-appropriate videos and student tips you can use during conversations with your child.

 

The link to use for the Parent Resources is…
https://thriveway.com/parent-resources
The link to use for the Student Resources is…
https://thriveway.com/student-resources.

 

Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Want more information about suicide awareness and prevention?

Please go to https://jasonfoundation.com/get-involved

A Youth Suicide Prevention Seminar for Parents and Communities provided by the Jason Foundation.

“A Youth Suicide Prevention Seminar for Parents and Communities,” is designed specifically for parents. The seminar tackles the tough subject of youth suicide and provides strategies of awareness and prevention for parents and other adults.

WATCH NOW: Introduction Parent and Community Seminar
WATCH NOW: Part One Parent and Community Seminar
WATCH NOW: Part Two Parent and Community Seminar
WATCH NOW: Conclusion Parent and Community Seminar 

The Jason Foundation: Parent Resource Program

As a parent you can educate yourself about the magnitude of the suicide problem, encourage local schools and organizations to be involved, and more….Nearly 130 Young People are Lost Each Week. Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today that can be prevented. For more information on additional parent resources go to: http://prp.jasonfoundation.com/


If you have noticed a pattern of behavior in a young person that is consistent with some of the risk factors and warning signs described in subsequent sections, it is time to take action.  Here are some tips on the next steps to take:   

The Do's and Dont's
Suicide Prevention Resource Library
What Can a Parent do?

  

Homeless Liaison

If you have been displaced from your home contact:

Alana Norman

anorman@pcsboe.us

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible families and households who are struggling to stay connected during the #COVID19 pandemic. Qualifying households on Tribal lands can receive a discount of up to $75 per month for service. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit. #DigitalDivide #BroadbandForAll

Mental Health Resources

State wide Mental Health Resource

Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)

The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Children’s of Alabama links adult callers to mental health resources for children and teens.

The PIRC staff listens to the caller and determines what services are needed for each case. Then, they access a database of providers and recommend multiple resources available in the caller’s community.

 

205-638-PIRC (7472)

 

 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255