Mental Health

The Churchill community prioritizes mental health and social-emotional development. Our psychologists and social workers, along with mental health trainees, observe classrooms, support students at recess, co-lead or lead HHR groups and other support groups, and are available for one-on-one sessions as well as problem-solving and conflict resolution as needed.

February 2022

It may seem a bit early to start thinking about summer plans, but it is time to find the right camp that will meet your child’s needs. Churchill has a new and exciting summer day camp program that is accepting enrollment now. Find out more about Churchill's summer program and how to register here. If you are interested in a sleep-away camp that supports children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, you might want to check out this camp guide from the organization ADDitude. As we get closer to the summer season, we will share resources to help you ease the transition to summer camp and prepare you and your child for a successful experience.

So we’ve done some planning ahead. Now let’s focus on the present… has a series of relevant topics addressed in their podcasts. I recommend the series “In It”, where you can hear parents, teachers, and students provide advice for and from people who struggle with learning challenges and ADHD. Find out more about these podcasts here

Be well, stay safe and stay connected,
Linda Price and the Mental Health Support Services Department

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  • November 2021

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  • October 2021

    Dr. Madigan’s recent virtual Friday Family Coffee highlighted the topic of technology and social media. This is a conversation that needs to continue. We know that children are using iPads, tablets, smart phones, and other digital devices at younger and younger ages. These are remarkable tools providing access to a wealth of information, and opening up avenues of communication to every corner of the Earth. For our students, technology makes certain academic tasks accessible and allows the creativity of our learners to thrive. However, these wonderful resources come with risks that require our vigilant attention.      

    Our digital world is changing faster than we can keep up with. Today, TikTok “Challenges” are sweeping the internet and encouraging young people to engage in reckless, inappropriate or damaging behaviors. Tomorrow it will be something else.    

    Parents can (and should) set parental controls, block certain sites, monitor their child’s online activity, take away devices at a designated hour and set limits on screen time. We can’t predict what will come up next on the internet that poses new concerns. Demonstrating our own internet etiquette, and engaging in honest, ongoing dialogues about what your children are doing and viewing online is the best way to help them develop the ability to make safe, responsible and respectful digital choices. 

    We will be providing information, resources and parent talks to keep you informed and up to date. Check out the Common Sense Media website, which offers advice at different developmental levels to help you manage technology and social media usage. And let’s keep talking... 
    Stay safe, be well, stay connected,
    Linda Price and the Mental Health Support Services Department