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Student Wellness Office

Carondelet’s two wellness counselors create programming focused on social and emotional learning to support student wellness and advocacy.

COVID-19 Wellness Resources for students and families

We have added the following resources to support the health and well being of our community as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 together.

The Wellness Counselors are available throughout the school day to support students and families through phone or Zoom meetings. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email if you have any questions, concerns, need referral information, or would like to schedule a meeting.

Stacie Besagno, x158, sbesagno@carondeleths.org
Sarah Alpert, x156, salpert@carondeleths.org

Self-Care and Mental Health During COVID-19
Christy Tadros ’09, WestCoast Therapy and Wellness

John Muir Health Resources
Including three helpful webinars

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Comprehensive Guide from National Alliance on Mental Illness

Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
Lisa Damour, NY Times

Teens in Lockdown
Tara Parker-Pope &Lisa Damour (pre-recorded audio call), NY Times

What Happens When We Lose Our Social Rituals?
Jill Suttie,Greater Good Science Center

How to Help Teens Handle the Loss of Proms and Graduations
Christine Carter, Greater Good Science Center

 

The counselors coordinate and facilitate regular peer support groups. By appointment, they will meet with students individually for short term needs. When needed, they will support families in providing community referrals for ongoing counseling support outside of Carondelet.

The goal of these services is to promote wellness and to support students in their unique personal development. The counselors address areas of personal concerns by listening, strategizing, and helping students to develop appropriate solutions and coping skills.

Online counseling appointment request forms are available to students and teachers for the scheduling of in person appointments. Counselors make every attempt to limit class disruption in scheduling these appointments, but students sometimes can be called out of class.

Parents should call if they have concerns regarding their child’s emotional health and well-being.

Group support is offered for these areas:

  • Chronic illness
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Freshmen arriving to Carondelet without peers from their feeder school (“Cougar Pack”)
  • Students transferring to Carondelet from other high schools

Peer Counseling and Advisory:

Trained senior peer counselors work with small groups of freshmen throughout the school year to help them in their adjustment to high school. Peer Counselors will also work in conjunction with an adult mentor during monthly x-block Thursday afternoon advisory meetings.

More Than High School.

Her School.

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