Highschool can be a very stressful time for any adolescent. It is at the peak of their developmental journey to becoming independent, and can be very hard for families to cope with all of the various changes. Every student, will experience ups and down in mood related to social pressures, academic stress, family concerns etc. We ALL have Mental Health. But, 1 in 5 adolescents will experience a mental health crisis sometime during their high school career. Early intervention, early support and being open about any mental health difficulties is essential to supporting our children through this tumultuous time.
Here at Christ the King, we support the whole child. Jesus did not only look at someone’s accomplishments, but He loved them and supported them no matter who they were or what they’d done. Although our main purpose in education is to support a student’s academics, we are also available to provide guidance and help for those who are struggling emotionally, socially and mentally.
Here are some staff members who can be the front line to helping your child find the help they need.
- Classroom teachers (Have SafeTALK training, and provide in class support)
- Guidance Counselor (Works with all of a students teachers to provide support)
- Student Success Teacher (Works with select grade 9 and 10 students and their classroom teacher)
- Child Youth Counselor (for the 2017-2018 school year – works with students that have been referred to by Administration and have Parental Consent)
- School Social Worker (works with students that have been referred to by Administration and have Parental Consent)
- School Chaplaincy Leader (works with students on individual and group needs)
- School Administration (Coordinates with all staff to provide support for the student)
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