This time of year I receive information regarding several different summer opportunities for students' emotional/social growth and healing. Here is some information about a few programs; if you are interested in any I would be happy to send you more information :)
Young Children's Sexual Abuse Group. Child Guidance Center. (For children ages 3-7 who have experienced sexual abuse). June 25th-August 27th 3:30-4:30PM
Camp Brave. For youth ages 8-14 whose life has been impacted by crime. Week long camp June 24th-June 30th.
LOTUS Creative Expressions. Young Women's Resource Center. For girls 10 and up who have experiences trauma (physical/sexual abuse, harassment, dating violence, impacted by domestic violence). Dates and times vary.
Moving Up to Middle School. Young Women's Resource Center. For girls going into 6th grade. June 25th-29th or July 23rd-27th.
Amanda the Panda is a children's grief support center which offers 6 week long support groups and camps during the summer for children who are struggling with the death of a loved one.
Please let me know if you have any questions or interest, I can get you more information!
This week during classroom guidance our fifth graders are hearing from a guest speaker about Project Safe Place and Youth Emergency Shelter and Services (YESS).
You have probably seen the signs for Safe Places around town - at various gas stations, fire stations, etc. This is an important resource for students to know, in case they are ever in an unsafe situation or need somewhere to turn for help. The employees at Safe Place locations have a protocol in place to assess and provide the proper help to youth in need. In Iowa, Project Safe Place is coordinated by Youth Emergency Shelter and Services (YESS), a vital community resource that provides emergency services to youth and their families.
For information on Project Safe Place, please visit:
For information on Youth Emergency Shelter and Services, please visit:
What you'll find:
Here you will find information related to the units we are working on in class, as well as ideas and resources for your student and family. Look around and come back often!