Virtual School Counseling
In light of the terrible and unjust recent events regarding George Floyd, we, your school counselors, wanted to let you know that we are here for you. School counseling offices are safe spaces where you can privately share your experiences. We are trained in facilitating these discussions and believe in working towards greater degrees of systemic change. It is our job to listen, to see you, to hear you, and to stand with you.
Below you will find a list of resources that we have compiled to help facilitate conversations about race, racism, and to help work towards a better, more understanding society. We hope that these help, and also hope that you will reach out to any of us for further discussion, support, and love.
- Talking to Kids About Racism - Video
- Racism and Police Violence - links
- Anti-Bias Tools and Strategies
- Helping Kids Make Sense of News Stories About Bias
- Beyond the Golden Rule
- Resources for Talking About Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids
- How to talk to kids about racism, racial violence, and police brutality
- 5 Tips for Talking with Children About Hate Incidents - Anti-Defamation League
- Talking to Children After Racial Incidents
- Confronting White Privilege
- Resources for Discussing Police Violence and Addressing Trauma with Students
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Social Justice Books
- 10 Children’s Books that Help White Kids Understand What Children of Color are Up Against
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust American by Jennifer Harvey
- Daddy Why Am I Brown?: A healthy conversation about skin color and family by Bedford F. Palmer
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: and other conversations about race
Other Resources to Check Out:
Dear Haverford Middle School Family:
We understand this may be a stressful time for our students and their families. In this new setting, the HMS Counseling team wants to make sure we continue to support students. Under the American School Counseling Association virtual counseling guidelines, it is important that we communicate the expectations and limitations of providing virtual school counseling. School counselors have the responsibility to support all students in academic and social/emotional development that would still emulate school counseling that would take place in a face-to-face environment. Virtual school counseling is a way to reach a diverse student set, to help students meet their potential and have an impact on their learning in a way they may not receive in a traditional face-to-face school environment.
With that said, below you will find a list of the emails of our counseling staff, a list of community resources and guidelines for our new setting. Please feel free to reach out to your counselors as needed. Counselors will be checking their email at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Guidance Team Emails:
6th Grade Counselor - Ricki White - email@example.com
7th Grade Counselor - Lindsey Hughes - firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Counselor - Colleen Malczynski - email@example.com
6th Grade Developmental Guidance Counselor - Nancy Naylor- firstname.lastname@example.org
School Social Worker - Jocelyn Drucis - email@example.com
Student Support Counselor - Nasim Javan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Counseling Support - Kevin Murphy - email@example.com
**If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis, then please contact 911
**Please DO NOT direct message us on our counseling Instagram page**
Delaware County Crisis Intervention Resources:
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team - 855-889-7827 - (DCCCT) consists of services available to Delaware County residents who may be at risk for emotional crisis. The team provides assessment, intervention, and referral. This service is available 24/7.
Suicide Text Line - 741741 - Text the word “HOME” to this number to reach out to a Crisis Counselor 24/7
Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Warm Line - 855-464-9342 - County wide peer warm line to provide support to individuals who aren’t in crisis, but struggle with emotional and mental health challenges. Peer specialists will listen and problem-solve with the caller, and offer direction to other crisis services if needed.
Safe2Say https://www.safe2saypa.org/tip/ Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. With the Safe2Say Something online referral or app, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.