Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Resources for Student and Staff Wellbeing

Published on: 6/22/2020

​​​​​​H.E.R.O Database

In need of local resources for community services?  The ​H.E.R.O (Health Effective Resource Organization) Database is here for you!  H.E.R.O is a searchable database for local community resources and agencies.  The database includes several categories including COVID-19, Government Services, Hotlines, Food, Utilities, Housing, Legal/Tax, Volunteering, Clothing/Household Items, Healthcare, Transportation, Youth Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Jobs and Public Benefits, Healthy Babies, Senior Services and more. The H.E.R.O Database​ is a collaborative effort between St. Joseph's/Candler Health System​ African American Health Information and Resource Center and Healthy Savannah.  

School Counselors: Super Heroes for Our Students/June 18, 2020

​​​​​​​​Ever wonder how school counselors make a difference for our students?​  Just about every way you can imagine!  We've got a new way to connect with our school counselors!  Check out their new website!​

SCCPSS Employee Assistance Program/June 18, 2020

The Employee Assistance Program is available through Lifestyle Management Resources and also with other community resources for many of life's problems such as family crises, stress management, marriage counseling, alcohol & drug abuse, anger, grief, parenting, etc. at little or no cost to all employees, spouses, and dependents.  Learn more here​.  

How do you talk to young children about recent current events/June 18, 2020

Supporting young children during times of national crisis is important to their understanding of the world around them.  Recent events have left many asking, “How do I talk to my child about the events going on in the world?"   The National Child Traumatic Stress Network recommends these steps to talk to young children about any major current event.​   See the tips here.  ​

Coping During Crises/June 18, 2020

Will we stay home forever? What's a protest? Will I be able to go back to school?  Kids are asking a lot of questions these days and the events currently impacting our nation and world may be difficult to process and/or understand. A global pandemic, civil unrest in response to ongoing injustice, a struggling economy and more, are all shaping our lives.   If you need assistance in explaining or discussing these difficult topics, we've compiled some resources that might be helpful.  Check them out here​.

Resources for students expressing symptoms of an emotional or mental health need/June 18, 2020

Do you know a child who is expressing symptoms of an emotional or mental health need, click here​.  

Other Important Resources​

10 Ways To Talk To Kids​ About Events In The News:  A Slide Show​

Disaster Distress Hotline​

Explaining The News To Our Kids​

How White Parents Can ​Talk To Children About Race​

Helping Youth After Community Trauma​​

Black Lives Matter Resources​​

​​National Museum of African American​ History and Culture:  ​Talking About Race​​

How Three School-Based Mental Health Providers Serve Students​

Chatham County Service Provider Update





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