Social/Emotional Strategies & Resources

  • Social and Emotional Needs are a target area for the Special Education Services. These are often treated in the school by utilizing counselors, behavior interventions and other resources. Through the collaboration of each department, the student can achieve their goals and have their needs met.

    Many students are struggling with anxiety and depression on a daily basis. This can be difficult for both parent and student to manage. There are symptoms of anxiety and depression to watch for from home to better understand your student. When you know the symptoms, you can better help your child.

    Symptoms of Anxiety:

    • Agitation
    • Restlessness
    • Inattention
    • Avoidance
    • Crying
    • Refusing to go to school
    • Difficulty with transitions 

    Symptoms of Depression:

    • Depressed or irritable mood
    • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
    • Change in grades, getting into trouble at school, or refusing to go to school
    • Change in eating habits
    • Feeling angry or irritable
    • Mood swings
    • Feeling worthless or restless
    • Frequent sadness or crying
    • Withdrawing from friends and activities
    • Loss of energy
    • Low self-esteem
    • Thoughts of death or suicide

Helpful Links

  • Child Mind Anxiety
  • Understanding Teenage Depression
  • What to Do When Children Are Anxious
  • Building Anxiety Coping Skills with Your Child
  • Children & Teen Books for Depression/Anxiety