Director of Social, Emotional & Behavior Services
Coordinator of Social, Emotional & Behavior Services
Christine Casey Perry
Mental Health Resource Coordinator
Mental Health Team Leader
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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 Hosts National Sources of Strength Training
Nearly sixty people from across the nation recently came to Littleton to get certified as Trainers in the Sources of Strength program. Included in the group were ten staff from Littleton Public Schools. The four-day workshop included intensive sessions on how to implement the highly recognized resiliency program led by the Sources of Strength National Training Team. The program is a peer-led, strengths-focused effort that promotes wellness, resiliency and suicide prevention. The program is being implemented in LPS secondary schools.
School Staff Learn How to Support Social Emotional Needs
On June 10th, 2019 seventy-five LPS Educators attended a full day workshop on Supporting the Social Emotional Needs of Your Students. Participants included Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and other Support Staff who work directly with kids every day. The content included an overview of the Five Social Emotional Competencies, Understanding the Brain, Strategies for Co-Regulation, Interventions with Anxious Students, Equity, and Talking with Students About Tough Topics. The workshop was led by the LPS Department of Social, Emotional and Behavior Services and funded by the Littleton Public Schools Foundation.
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.
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.
To learn more about Social Emotional Learning, watch this short video:
Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters
On December 10, 2018, LPS hosted a special conversation to discuss mental health, safety and security in the district.
The following video is a series of excerpts focusing on a message of hope and healing as we move forward together.
The following video is a series of excerpts focusing on changes in school culture that center on relationships and community care.
The following video is a series of excerpts focusing on the Sources of Strength and PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) programs in LPS.