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Elementary Consultation
Matt Merback, Safe Schools Intervention

At the elementary level various services are offered to support staff and students through Safe School Intervention, a part of the SSCT program. If requested, Matt will visit the school and meet with the Local Case Management Team to staff particular cases. On occasion, SSCT staff have assisted teachers with behavior plans and offered short term support. Work has also been done directly with parents to increase rapport and compliance. Please contact us if you'd just like to brainstorm about a case or if you would like professional support.

Individual Counseling
Limited sessions of individual counseling by our part time social worker may be considered in cases where the student does not have access to mental health assistance or has issues that may need to be addressed in an educational setting.                                                                                                                    
Referral from District Case Management Team will be necessary for that service.

Safety Plans
We can assist you in evaluating the environment of your school to help maximize the safety of staff and students.
This service should be formally accessed through the District Case Management Team but you are welcome to call for consultation.
Be aware that if the student has an IEP, or is being tested, the Special Education Department should be contacted first.
As a pre-referral to the courts, we can send letters and help clarify the law to parents.
Assistance for referral to the appropriate social services is available if applicable. Sometimes it just helps to have someone outside the immediate school environment assist so the relationship with the school is not compromised.

Safe School Intervention Specialists
Specialists are available for short term intensive intervention at the school level. They assist in keeping other students safe while helping the Safe School Student learn the necessary skills. They are accessed through District Case Management.

Tough Kid Toolbox

Power Point Presentations

IncreaseHappinessFactor.pdf
EffectiveBehaviorManagement.pdf
TogetherWeWin
SexualBehaviorInChildren
HardKidsNewIdeas
ElementaryLCMTTraining
ACEStudy

Websites

Once adults understand the factors (lagging skills and unsolved problems) contributing to challenging behavior in children, many of the intervention strategies that are often applied to modify that behavior (stickers, time-outs, detentions, suspensions, corporal punishment) make a lot less sense...because those interventions couldn't conceivably solve those problems or teach those skills.

-Dr. Ross Green

 

What kids (and the rest of us) need now

It's true, you reap what you sow. If we handle kids with power and control, that's what we get back. What happens if we collaborate with them -- as partners -- instead? Lives in the Balance is devoted to moving things in that very direction.
www.livesinthebalance.org

Step One: Kids Do Well if They Can
Step One: Check Your Lenses

Youth Anxiety

The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is a registered charity established in 1999 by a group of concerned individuals, family members, and health professionals. The association’s mission is to promote awareness of anxiety disorders and support access to evidence-based resources and treatment.

www.youth.anxietybc.com

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community.

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/

Cheat Sheets & Handouts

Assessments & Forms