Student Success and Supports Presentation Recorded 12/2/21

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Social & Emotional Wellness


Dealing with Stress During the Pandemic

Are you feeling fear and/or anxiety about this disease and how it may be impacting you and your family?  Coping with stress in a healthy way can make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.  What makes you feel calm and helps you to deal more effectively with stress and anxiety? Here are a few strategies:

  •             Thinking of your family and the good times you have had
  •              Picture a safe place that brings you comfort
  •              Read comforting or inspirational verses
  •              Taking in deep, cleansing breaths
  •              Any type of exercise
  •              Squeeze a tension reducing ball

What is your personal, favorite technique of stress reduction?



Premier is focused on increasing students social and emotional skills through CASEL''s competencies.  These are life skills that all students and adults can benefit from.  Check out this summary of each of the five competencies.

SEL Competencies

What is SEL?

Social and Emotional Learning(SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

Why SEL?

To help students be more successful in school and life.

To help teachers be as successful as possible with reaching and teaching their students.



Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

Signs and Symptoms of Disaster-related Distress


           Changes in appetite

           Headaches w/o clear physical cause

           Over active startle response

           Changes in sleeping pattern- too much or too little


           Difficulty remembering things, thinking clearly and making decisions


            Anxiety and fear, overwhelming sadness, anger or guilt


            Reduced stamina, frequent crying, risk taking behavior and angry outbursts


More information can be found at

Crisis Services

Crisis Response Network - Available 24/7  602-247-4600

Terros Crisis Prevention - 602-685-6000

Empact Crisis Services -  480-784-1500 or 1-800-273-8255

Teen Lifeline - 602-248-8336

Mental Health Services

Jewish Family Services 1840 N. 95th Ave Suite 146 623-234-9811

Touchstone Health  12725 W. Indian School Rd 1-866-207-3882

Chicanos Por La Causa 6850 W. Indian School 623-247-0464