Resources for School Personnel and Families
Students, parents and educators of all ages are facing rising levels of depression and anxiety during the pandemic. If you or someone you know is worried about an uncertain school year, virtual or in-person, we can help. The following resources were developed for students, parents, educators and school administrators, to assist those in need of mental health and wellness support during this time.
UHS PsychHub Children & Adolescent Playlist
Support for, and by, people with ADHD.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is in the forefront in creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy.
Cognia is a global network of educators that help strengthen schools, so all students have the opportunities that knowledge brings. AdvancED and Measured Progress joined to form Cognia. Schools of all types and sizes from across the globe work with Cognia to achieve the recognition they deserve through accreditation and STEM certification. Cognia addresses the unique requirements for public and private schools and systems, STEM schools, education corporations, and early learning, post-secondary, special purpose, and digital learning institutions.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is working with more than 250 national partners from the public and private sectors to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (National Strategy). The Action Alliance is currently focusing on three priority areas, selected from the National Strategy, based on their potential to save lives: transforming health systems, transforming communities, and changing the conversation.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
NAMI Basics Education Program is an education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.
Worry Wise Kids mission is to improve the quality of life for anxious children and their families by providing parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child’s life.
- Acute Inpatient Program– Treats patients ages 13 to 17 by providing psychiatric stabilization and around-the-clock care for patients experiencing critical symptoms. Critical symptoms may include suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation and/or psychotic features.
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)– The PHP program provides five hours of therapeutic treatment – five days per week. One day per week- the adolescent and their parent attend a multifamily group therapy. The program content includes foundational skills for emotional regulation, coping skills to manage impulsive thoughts and behaviors, communication skills to develop tools to identify and meet emotional needs and more.
- Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MH-IOP)– Adolescent MH-IOP meets three times per week, for three hours sessions, over five weeks, for a total of 15 sessions, which also includes a family night once a week. Through discussion and interactive exercises, a wide variety of skills are practiced, with the goal of increasing the patient’s mental health function and their ability to enjoy life.
Always Here to Help
Centennial Peaks Hospital is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 303-673-9990 or visit our Louisville, CO facility to get started. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.