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 one full-time mental health specialist 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, and 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.
Bits & Bites Wellness Videos
Below you will find short wellness videos recorded for viewing anytime. Each video is 30-40 minutes. Stress management tips are addressed several different ways within these videos.
This session explores the structures in the body/brain and how they aid in goal setting, relaxation exercises and increasing your ability to focus on a task. (33 Minutes)
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)
This session provides various kinds of self-care, from putting our health/wellness appointments first, to finding ways during the busiest days to care for ourselves. (25 Minutes)
Self-Care (The 8 Dimensions of Wellness)
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)
Is your cup filled or is it overflowing? (29 Minutes)
This session presents 5 approaches to effective time-management and explore the relationship between increases in organization of tasks and decreases in life stressors; free apps to help with time management are also included. (26 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)