The Saint Louis Counseling School Partnership Program (SPP) is here to help!
For more than 25 years, SPP therapists have worked in over 100 schools across 10 counties and the city of St. Louis to provide mental and emotional support to students, faculty and parents. And because of that expertise, we understand what strategies you can put in place to help you foster mentally, emotionally and socially healthy learning environments.
VIDEO: Returning to School During COVID-19
Connecting with students and meeting everyone’s needs when schools resume after last semester’s stay-at-home orders are top priorities for administrators and faculty. To proactively address concerns about teaching due to the pandemic, we have created a video specifically for educators, written by our therapists, that focuses on five key areas:
2. Teacher Self-care
3. What to Look for with Your Students: Emotional, Behavioral & Social Cues
4. Intervention Activities: Creating Unity in the Classroom & Teacher Activity
5. Building Relationships
You may access each of the individual segments above or the full-length video here. If you have an SPP Therapist in your school, your therapist will be happy to consult with you about the video, or you may contact Chief Program Officer Saundra Barker, MSW, LCSW at [email protected].
NEW! Teacher Support Group
If you are interested in joining the Saint Louis Counseling Teacher Support Group to help as you return to school during COVID-19, or if you would like more information about the support group, please contact SPP Therapist Katelyn Schaefer, MSW, LCSW at [email protected].
Feel free to download these video resources to help you and your students with the transition back to school:
Teacher Self-care Questions
Student Intervention Activity: Puzzle Pieces
Student Intervention Activity: Shoe Prints
Teacher Activity: Spontaneous Drawing
Saint Louis Counseling COVID-19 Information
COVID19 Resource Web Page
Assistance for Families
United Way Helpline: Dial 2-1-1
Food Pantry Search: https://www.foodpantries.org/
St. Vincent de Paul: 314.881.6000 | https://svdpstlouis.org/
Parents as Teachers: 314.432.4330 | https://parentsasteachers.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)