Director of Social, Emotional & Behavior Services
Christine Casey Perry
Mental Health Resource Coordinator
Coordinator, Advancing Wellness & Resilience in Eductation (AWARE)
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Littleton Public Schools is committed to helping all students develop strong social and emotional skills. This includes building a strong multi-tiered system of support in every school. See the links below for more information on the various programs, initiatives and procedures supported by the Social, Emotional and Behavior Services Department.
LPS SPEAK (Students Promoting Emotional Awareness & Kindness) is a leadership group of students who are committed to promoting mental health, suicide prevention and social emotional supports within their school communities. The SPEAK students provide an important youth voice regarding mental health in LPS and regularly discuss ways to improve youth engagement and wellness. Any student interested in participating in SPEAK can contact their school counseling office for more information.
THANK YOU to the LPS Foundation for supporting mental health and social/emotional learning in LPS schools! Click here to see the video.
LPS provides a range of resources and interventions to support student mental health. Our School Counselors, School Psychologists and School Social Workers focus on supporting students to have healthy hearts and minds and overcome barriers to school success. The district also has a team of specialists that support in specific areas such as School Engagement / Truancy, Restorative Practices, Behavior Consultation, Homelessness and Mental Health Resources in the community. For more information on LPS Mental Health resources and programs, visit the FIND SUPPORT page.
MENTAL NOTES - New Mental Health Education Curriculum for Secondary Students
Mental Notes is a newly developed curriculum that LPS is piloting for middle and high school students about the brain and mental health. The lessons were created by LPS staff and students in partnership with a digital media company after a multi-year process of feedback and focus groups. The lessons are aligned to state standards and presented in 15 minute modules on a digital platform that guides educators and students through the material and activities together as a class conversation.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
The Center for Academic and Social Emotional Learning outlines five key SEL competencies including Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills and Social Awareness. SEL programs in LPS align with the Colorado Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards. These standards focus on personal decision-making around emotional and social well-being, positive communication, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and violence prevention. The standards underscore important skills for navigating today’s society with its complex and often confusing messages around health, beauty and happiness.