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    Grand Island Public Schools is excited to partner with the Cook Center for Human Connection and their website ParentGuidance.org. This is a mental health resource for parents and provides parents a trusted place to go for real answers, to find support and real help for their children.

    This FREE resource offers parents access to licensed therapists delivering different courses for parents on topics like living with a child with depression, identifying anxiety, coping with grief and loss.

    The four parts of this service are:

    1. Monthly GIPS Specific Webinars 

    • February 6th, 2024 - Grief: The Healing Process After Loss
    • March 11th, 2024 - Your Child's Anxiety
    • May 9th, 2024 - Emotional Regulation - Recognizing What's Wrong
    • May 15th, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. - Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe Online

    2. Mental Health Newsletter

    • February 2024 Newsletter - "Creativity & Clarity: Emotional Regulation" - ENGLISH  |  SPANISH

    • March 2024 Newsletter - "Happy Kids are Healthy Kids" - ENGLISH  |  SPANISH

    • April 2024 Newsletter - "Sleeping Sound: Understanding How Sleep Affects Children's Mental Well-Being" - ENGLISH | SPANISH

    • May 2024 Newsletter - "Growing Minds Understanding Mental Health Across Developmental Stages" - ENGLISH | SPANISH

    • June 2024 Newsletter - "Bullying Prevention: Breaking the Cycle of School Avoidance" - ENGLISH | SPANISH


    3. Parent Coaching

    • Sign in to ParentGuidance.org 
    • Click on “parent coaching” to sign up for a trained parenting coach then select “Register for Coaching”
    • Coaching is just what it sounds like; one-on-one help with a trained coach, helping you face issues with yourself or your family.   Coaching is free and confidential.


    4. Online Parenting Courses

    • In ParentGuidance.org, click on “Courses” select over 50 Free courses in the privacy of your own home.


    5. Ask a Therapist

    • In ParentGuidance.org, click on “Ask a Therapist” to review therapist responses to Frequently Asked Questions submitted by parents, or submit a question of your own.



    Contact your school social worker or reach out to communications@gips.org