Resources to start the school year right!

08/24/2022 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Below are some resources shared by Julie Incitti, our school social work liaison at DPI:

Hello champion leaders!

Many of you are walking into your buildings for the first time in a while. You greet your colleagues with a smile, maneuver to your office, and sit there, pausing, taking it all in. What will this year bring? Which students will you connect with? Who will you help most? Who will teach you more than you teach them? Who will you rely on for support? How will you know you’ve made a difference? When this year ends, what do you hope to have done? Only you have the answers to these questions. Give yourself time to pause, connect, and reflect. We can’t always control the world around us, but we can control how we meet the world. Let your values be your guide.

  • Back-to-School Toolkit for Getting Kids Covered by Health Insurance – DHHS
    • Key information and outreach products to help you spread the word to families on how to ensure their kids are covered by health insurance, as put out by the federal government.
  • Digital Shareables on Child and Adolescent Mental Health - NIH
    • Use these resources to raise awareness about the importance of child and adolescent mental health. Help raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.
  • Talking with your children about stress – APA
    • APA offers these tips on talking with your children about stress…
  • Article - 4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Misbehavior From the First Day of Class On - Edutopia
    • Carefully working on relationship building right from the start of the school year can help teachers avoid discipline issues.
  • Deaf Crisis Line - DeafLEAD
    • DeafLEAD provides Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, Case Management and Mental Health Services for Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and DeafBlind victims of crimes and their families. Staff and trained crisis advocates who are fluent in American Sign Language provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support to individuals who are experiencing emotional or physical distress as a result of victimization.
  • NEW Anti-Human Trafficking Trainings Added!
    • Links to session descriptions and registration available on the WISH Center’s Anti-Human Trafficking Flyer (3 pages!), including AHT Tool to Use with Youth and Harm Reduction Training.


In case you missed it (Resources I have emailed about in the past) –

(Resources are not endorsed by DPI and simply provided for your consideration.)


Thank you for all you do!

Julie Incitti, MSW, APSW


School Social Work Consultant DPI

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software