Below are some resources to assist parents in helping their children with traumatic events, grief, and other concerns.
If you are, or know someone that is, currently experiencing a life threatening crisis please call the Centre Crisis number (1-800-643-5432) Center for Community Resources
Centre County Suicide Prevention Task Force (RED FOLDER)
Centre Helps has trained counselors available 24/7 to support anyone in need. Call or text 814-237-5855 and a local person will pick up the phone.
Safe2Say Something is an easy and confidential way to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.
Talking to your Child about Suicide Death
TIDES A support program for grieving children and the people who love them. Children ages five to eighteen and their adult family members come together to share their grief in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere. For more information contact your child's guidance counselor, visit the web site, www.tidesprogram.org, or call 814-692-2233.
How to Help Children Deal with Loss (.docx)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
CDC Risk and Protective Factors
AFSP Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Warning Signs
The Myths and Facts about Youth Suicide
Teens and Suicide, What Parents Should Know
How to Help Children After a Trauma
National Assoc. of School Psychologists Crisis Tips (Link to website)
Helping Children Cope with Trauma (PDF)
Family Preparedness Activities (link to American Red Cross)
How Parents and Other Caring Adults can Help (PDF-National Educational Association Health Information Network)
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs website)
Talking to Children about Hate Crimes and Anti-Semitism (PDF The National Child Traumatic Stess Network)
Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of a Tragedy (PDF-National Center for Crisis Management)
Signs and Symptoms of Stress Reactions (.docx)
Tips to Help Create Safe Schools (.docx)
Tragic Events in the News by Fred Rogers (PBS Website)
How to Cope With Traumatic News
Survey for Military Families
Please complete this survey and return to your child's school counselor if you would like to share information about deployment.Family and Community Engagement Click on the link to find out about the services and resources the program has to offer. There are also links to websites that help parents talk to their children about death and underage drinking, and information about other parenting issues.Student Assistance Program (SAP) -The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a statewide program designed to help school personnel identify issues, including alcohol, drugs, mental health, and behavioral concerns, which pose a barrier to a student's learning and school success. The SAP team of specially-trained school personnel uses a systematic process to intervene and refer students to appropriate in-school and/or community services. Parent involvement is an important part of the process. SAP is an intervention program, NOT a treatment program.
Pennsylvania SAP link for parents
Park Forest Middle School SAP home page
Mt. Nittany Middle School SAP home page
High School SAP home page
Delta SAP homepage