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UPDATED 10-1-2021

 

NEW: Duck Cup Memorial Fund Parenting Program, Oct. 25,  7:00 - 8:00 pm 

NPHS Auditorium or join virtually. Click here for details. 

NEW: Financial Aid Virtual Presentation Oct.7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: High school seniors and family members!
 
WHEN: Thursday, October 7th from 6:00-7:00 PM
 
WHERE: Zoom --register here to receive the link.
 
WHAT INFO WILL BE COVERED: 
• Overview of Financial Aid and tips for completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
• When should you apply?
• What is the difference between a grant, scholarship and loan?
• And so much more!
 

NEW: Virtual College Exploration (College Fair) Oct. 5-7, 2021

 

Click here to see the list of presentations for future planning topics, plus the list of participating schools is here. Click on the registration tab to go into their comprehensive site with all details. College representatives will be available the evening of October 6 and 7. 

NEW: Grief Camp Opportunity for Families

Click here for all details on this great opportunity. 

Presentation: Understanding the Impact of Psychoactive Drugs

Did you miss the Chemical Health Presentation? Here is the video of the program (40 minutes) -- you'll be glad you watched it! 

New Article: How to Keep Technology From Disrupting Your Happiness

Click here for revealing perspective on using technology in a healthy way. 

JUNIOR CAREER EXPLORATION TOOLS

Please click here, and refer back throughout the year, to the career exploration tools and resources suggested for juniors. 

COUNSELING OFFICE NEWSLETTERS

Coping Skills / Stress & Time Management Newsletter from December. 

Junior/Senior College Update Newsletter from November/December. Details about scholarship search methods, ACT prep and more! 

Senior Newsletter from October.  Must-have info for seniors! 

Junior Newsletter from October. 

Freshman/Sophomore Newsletter from October. 

Distance Learning Newsletter from November 17. GREAT tips that will help you in distance learning. Brief, relevant, applicable. 

The Well Youth Center, Active Now in New Prague

Click here. The Well's mission is to end hopelessness among teens. 

Mental Health and COVID - 19: Fantastic Resource!

This link has just about everything you might need to navigate the mental health and wellness of you and your loved ones during the Corona Virus Pandemic. There is a ton of information here, so don't try to look at it all at once. But pick one or two topics to get started. You'll be glad you did! 

The site is provided by Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. 

Scott County Mental Health Crisis Support, Telehealth Appointment

During this difficult time, this is a great resource as many people are experiencing an increase in mental health symptoms.  One does not have to be in significant crisis for this service to be used.  Also, due to COVID-19, telehealth assessments and stabilization appointments are available. If a family or individual does not have health insurance, the cost is covered by the county. For those with insurance, the insurance company would be billed, but any additional costs would also be covered by the county.  Scott County Crisis is available 24/7. The crisis line is 952-818-3702.
 

Change to Chill: Great Resource About Stress for Teens

Change to Chill is a free online resource offered by Allina Health aimed at improving mental well-being among teens. Through collaboration with teens, parents, schools and community partners, the program:

* Provides easy-to-use information and resources about stress for teens

* Addresses what stress is, what triggers it and how to recognize its signs

* Equips teens with tools for coping with stress, such as meditation, mindful movement, how-to videos and guided imagery.

Parent Resource: Helping Kids Cope (Mayo Clinic)

Easy to understand, recommended strategies for talking with kids about the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Resource for Violence in Home

The Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women wants communities to know that their services are still available during the Corona Virus pandemic. Reach out to them for help, questions, support.