Parent Resources

Talking to Your Child About Grief and Tragedy

 

 

When tragedy strikes, children depend on the adults in their lives to help them process what happened.  Ongoing communication is one of the best ways to help children during challenging times.  If you need help knowing what to say to your children, here are a couple of websites that might help.

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/death.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-p-dtop-en-search-clk

If  you believe that your child needs more assistance, please feel free to consult with your school counselors for support at school or a referral to outside resources.

 

 

Cobb County is offering a STEM camp over our February Break.  See the details below:

STEMcamp Cobb during February Break! 

CCSD is offering STEMcamp Cobb to students in Grades 3-8 who are looking for something engaging to do during their February break! From February 19-21, students can choose from sessions on coding, robotics, 3D-design, escape rooms, video production, and more! Hosted at Daniell MS. More information and registration is available at http://www.stemcobb.com. Please share with your students! 

 

 

KSU Social Skills Program

The Children & Family Programs at the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development is accepting registration for their 8 week Social Skills Program. Social Skills is a fun prevention/intervention group that is open to all 5‐12 year‐olds who are struggling academically, socially, and/or behaviorally, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and HFASD.

Each 60 minute Social Skills Program will focus on developing skills to promote positive peer relationships. Children will participate in games, art projects, life skills, and recreational sport activities. The program will focus on Emotional Regulation, Communication, Participation, Cooperation, and Validation. It will meet Mondays at 3:30 at Logan Farm Park in Acworth beginning 3/5. For more information please contact Dr. Garefino at agarefin@kennesaw.edu

Community Resource Links

If you are looking for resources for your family, don’t forget to check out the community resources link on the on the Cobb County School District page.  On the link you’ll find information on outside counselors, financial assistance and community agencies.

 

http://www.cobblearning.net/oliver/parent-resources/