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.
Self-Care and Mental Health During COVID-19
John Muir Health Resources
NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
Teens in Lockdown
What Happens When We Lose Our Social Rituals?
How to Help Teens Handle the Loss of Proms and Graduations
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
- 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.