Social-Emotional Resources for Parents and Guardians

All Parents and Guardians

Bully Prevention and Intervention
To report incidents of bullying, please contact the administrator or a school counselor in your child's school building. Please refer to the district's Bullying/Cyberbullying Policy for additional information or clarification.

Per their website, "The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for knowledge about high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL)."

Character Lab
This website provides actionable advice for parents that helps them build characters in their children.

Community Resources

  • Crisis intervention: (717)851-5320
  • Report suspected child abuse or neglect: (800)932-0313
  • FIRST (Free Information and Referral System Teleline): (717)755-1000
  • Mental Health and Intellectual Disability: (717)741-9618
  • Information for grieving children and their families: (717)699-1133
  • York County Children and Youth Services: (717)846-8496
  • York County Human Services

COVID-19: Get Help During the Pandemic
We have compiled a list of resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic on our Coronavirus Updates page. After clicking on the link, scroll down to the second section called Health and Wellness Resources.

Food Assistance for Food Insecure Families
No family should feel insecure about food. Luckily, there are resources to help. Click this link to learn more about local, free options.

Home Activities to Build Social-Emotional Skills
It's important to participate in activities that will stimulate social and emotional development. Click this link to learn about a number of fun ideas.

If your child is experiencing homelessness, please click this link for more information about how to contact the district's homeless liaison.

Mindful Moments: A Video Series
Dr. Sarah Rodenburgh, a unified arts teacher at York Suburban Middle School, presents the Mindful Moments video series that covers the use of mindfulness to help during anxious or stressful situations.

Mindfulness Suggestions and Techniques
Miranda King, student and family services coordinator, and Dr. Sarah Rodenburgh, a united arts teacher, offer strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and improving mindfulness in this video. These techniques can also be applied to many other situations.

Rethinking Stress Toolkit
Stanford University's seven-step video series will help viewers better manage stress.

Safe2Say Something
The Safe2Say system offers an anonymous way for students to submit tips to their schools about potentially unsafe situations. You can learn more about this program by clicking on the link.

Social, Emotional, and Character Development
This document, written by Ed Dunkelblau and published through Dude Publishing, provides information to parents and educators about how to support students as they explore social, emotional, and character development.

Guidance Counselors

Is your student experiencing an issue that you would like to discuss with a counselor? Our guidance counselors are always available to chat. They can be reached by phone or email. Click on the counselor's picture for contact information.

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