Mental Health Services
IU5 is pleased to have a school safety and security grant through the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. This two-year grant funds all services to our member school districts. This grant funds two full time licensed social workers whose focus is on efforts to prevent mental health needs from impeding student learning. Supports offered through the program include professional development for all levels of school employees, consultation on topics of student trends, assistance with connecting families to supportive services. We reference best practice models in the areas of crisis response, data analysis and collection to address student social emotional needs. For more information, check out our Mental Health Preventionists brochure.
Bits & Bites Wellness Videos
Below you will find short wellness videos recorded for viewing anytime. Each video is 30-40 minutes. These are produced by Heather Martin-Radock and Jennifer Webb, licensed Social Workers with the IU5. Stress management tips are addressed several different ways within these videos.
This session reviews daily habits to promote Mindfulness and 4-7-8 breathing technique is discussed and practiced. (21 Minutes)
Recognizing and Responding to Stress in Our Children
Within this session, stress is defined, signs and symptoms of stress in Children are detailed, tips for reducing stress in children are reviewed, and how to help children cope with stress is discussed. (40 Minutes)
In this session, the 8 Dimensions of Wellness as defined by SAMSHA are reviewed, as well as the creation of a Self-Care Plan. (24 Minutes)
Stress and Financial Wellness
In this session, the Financial Wellness Dimension of the SAMSHA wellness wheel is explored. The five components of financial wellness: Financial Capability, Financial Fitness, Financial Health, Financial Well Being, and Financial Wellness are summarized. (29 Minutes)
Improving Your Emotional Wellness
In this session, the SAMSHA Dimension of Emotional Wellness is reviewed. The session explores emotional wellness within the contexts of defining emotional wellness, expressing feelings, adjusting to emotional challenges, coping with life’s stressors, and enjoying life. (39 Minutes)
In this session, ideas for self-care and managing stress within your daily life are discussed. Tips and Tricks for working from home are reviewed and taking time away to breathe and ground yourself is practiced. (29 Minutes)