School Counselor Corner

Due to the pending inclement weather, all RCS events scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday January 19, 2019 have been cancelled.

School Counselor Corner

Counselor's Corner

We just wrapped up kindness month at BRJH where the kids practiced random acts of kindness, heard kindness quotes and participated in Start with Hello (spirit) week and No One Eats Alone Day.

 Let me know if your child is interested in participating in a grade level lunch bunch with me.  Lunch is my favorite time to catch up with our students. J

 Here are some outside resources that your family might be needing as we slowly approach Spring…

 -Ms. Boettner

Resources

CAP4KIDs

CAP4Kids (Children’s Advocacy Project 4 Kids) is a website offering free and low-cost resources for children and families in central Ohio.  You can find everything from housing, after school programs, education, health care and fun events.  Information is available in many languages.  Go to CAP4Kids.org/Columbus and join the mailing list to get the latest special opportunities and resources or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Mental Health Resources for Franklin County

Southeast, Inc.: 614-444-0800

Buckeye Ranch: 614-875-2371

Age 14 and younger:  Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 614-722-1800

Behavioral Health: 614-355-8080

Teen Suicide Hotline: 614-293-3444

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273- TALK

Crisis text Line: Text “start” to 741-741

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth: 866-488-7388

 

Community Education through Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Middle School Career Day

Date: May 21

Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center

Audience: Students in 6th-8th grade

Fee: Free

Middle School Career Day is a workshop designed specifically for health and science-focused middle school students interested in allied health careers.  Through interactive workshops, students gain valuable information about specific careers in health care that most never knew existed.  Call 614-355-0589

Body Talk- A Workshop for Mothers and Daughters

Date: May 19

Time: 9 a.m.-Noon

Location: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center

Audience: This program is designed specifically for girls, ages 9-12, and their mothers

Fee: $20 per pair, $8 additional daughter

This interactive and encouraging workshop is designed for mothers and daughters to share their feelings, opinions and learn about issues we face in everyday life.  The session will explore body changes, healthy eating, and self-esteem.  For additional information call 614-355-0678

Digital Dating Abuse for Teens, Parents and Caregivers

Date: May 19

Time: 10 a.m.-Noon

Location: The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Audience: Parents and teens

Fee: Free

Teens: Instagram. Shapchat. Tbh.  This interactive, engaging session will explore the use of technology in your life and your relationships.  Technology can be a fun way to connect with your friends on social media, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility.  Sometimes, technology can be used by our friends or someone we are dating to try to control us.  This session will help you learn to recognize the signs of digital dating abuse and how to use technology in positive ways.  You can bring your favorite device (phone, tablet or computer) with you!

Parents/Caregivers:  Technology plays an important role in teen dating relationships.  In this session, parents/caregivers will learn about popular social media apps and websites frequented by teens as well as how these resources can be used for power and control in relationships.  One in four dating teens is abused or harassed through technology by a dating partner.  Parents/caregivers will be provided with a folder of resources to set age-appropriate boundaries for technology use as well as to empower teens to use technology as a tool for prevention. 

Parents and teens attend the same day, but meet in different rooms.  Call 614-722-5911 for more information or to register.

WatchDOGS

I would like to continue the Watchdog program at Baldwin. Watchdog’s is a father involvement program coordinated by the National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com). The purpose of the program is to increase the presence of fathers in schools. The hope is that having more dads at Baldwin accomplishes two goals: to provide positive male role models to students, and to increase security by providing extra sets of eyes and ears in the building and playground area.
I am hoping to have a base of fathers that might volunteer one day during the school year. Dads would spend a memorable day with their children, during which they may read with struggling learners, assist teachers with tasks, kick a ball on the playground, and assist in the cafeteria, hallways, gymnasium and literacy lounge.
If you are interested in helping to coordinate this program, please contact me.

Weekend Food Support

Heart and Helping Hands from the Heart Food Pantry is providing my office with bags of weekend food support for struggling families. There is no prerequisite to participate in this program. The student needs to be comfortable picking the bag up from the counseling office and transporting the bag home from school every Friday. Please contact me if your family needs to be included on our list.

Just for Parents

Active Parenting of Children

Date: May 1-June 5, Tuesday evenings

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center

Audience:  Adult parents of children ages 5-12

Fee: $40 per person or $65 per couple

These six week parenting classes cover a combination of topics such as daily living, courage and self-esteem, how children think, responsibility, cooperation and problem solving.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Date: September 8

Time: 10 a.m. –Noon

Location: The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Audience: Adults

Fee: Free

“The child may not remember but the body remembers.” This engaging workshop features a screening of the documentary, Resilience; The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, which delves into the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  The film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.  Following the screening, there will be an interactive discussion about what ACEs mean for parents/caregivers.  Parents/caregivers will receive a folder with resources to help support children who have experienced trauma.  Call 614-722-5911 for more information or to register.

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Children’s has many more programs like Webinars, ADHD Academy, Autism Academy and programs (for parents and teachers), First Aid, sexual abuse prevention, and many other safety programs.

Contact Information
Cara B. Boettner, M.S.E.
School Counselor/Student Support Specialist
614-367-1619
Cara.boettner@reyn.org
Office A-18
Twitter:@counselorboett
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