School Counseling

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 9/4/2023

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please use the following link to access prevention and crisis resources, provided by the Safe and Healthy Homewood Collaborative: Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources.

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  • Join the Collaboration!

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 8/28/2023

    If you are interested in being a part of the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative, please use the following link to access more information: Join the Collaboration!

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  • Communicating the Risks of Youth Substance Use

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 8/21/2023

    You have more influence over your child's decisions about substance use than anyone else, including their peers. Discussing the risks of youth substance use can help your child make safe and healthy choices, but getting a conversation going can sometimes be the hardest part. Use the following link for information from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative, including some common communication traps and how to more effectively communicate the risks of youth substance use with your child: Effectively Communicating Risks of Youth Substance Use.

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  • Family Media Use Plan

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 8/14/2023

    Creating a family media use plan takes some time, but it is well worth it. Thanks to the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative for outlining some benefits of setting clear expectations and boundaries with media use as well as for providing some helpful links in the following article: Family Media Use Plan.

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  • Summer Safety

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/21/2023

    Message from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative:

    Youth and parents alike countdown the days until summer break. Many young people look forward to more freedom during the summer months, but that freedom can lead to an increase in experimentation with tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. You are the strongest influence in your child's life. Use your influence to help your child enjoy a safe and healthy summer. 

    For tips to a safe and healthy summer, click here

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  • Relaxation for Teens

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/8/2023

    As we enter into the last weeks of our school year, many of our teens may feel overwhelmed by final exams, end-of-year activities, and preparing for the summer. Encourage your teen to try relaxation techniques that help them calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. 

    Helping your teen build healthy coping skills is one way you can protect them from alcohol and other drug use. Many teens turn to substances to escape feelings of stress and anxiety.

    For more information and tips from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative, click here.

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  • Synthetic THC

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/1/2023

    What is synthetic THC? What are the risks? Why should you be concerned? What can parents do? Click here for more information from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative.

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  • Youth Marijuana Use

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/17/2023

    Did you know that addiction is considered a pediatrically acquired disorder? In fact, 90% of adults that struggle with addiction began using before the age of 18. Click here for more information from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative regarding understanding the risks associated with youth marijuana use.

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  • 2023-2024 HMS Peer Helpers

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/7/2023 4:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to the 2023-2024 HMS Peer Helpers!

    7th Grade

    Ella Ayers

    Sylvia Beasley

    Dottie Bennett

    Thomas DeLawrence

    Bennett DeMoss

    Mally Drouet

    Vivi Evans

    Elizabeth Finney

    Sam Hardison

    Nahomy Hernandez

    Claire Johnson

    Andrew Knight

    Mary Logue Malki

    Kate Maple

    Wells Mason

    Embry McGarrah

    Caroline Middleton

    Leah Cate Moore

    Mallie Murray

    Ashlynn Reed

    Willa Sheehan

    Lily Thompson

    Bibb Wahl

    Grant York

     

    8th Grade

    Maggie Bailey

    Brady Cavin

    Jack Crabtree

    Asa Duncan

    Iris Gibson

    Luke Gillis

    Katie Goodwin

    Nora Green

    Mary Lee Guice

    Bekah Hamby

    Annie Holmes

    Eva Jeffries

    Micah Jones

    Eli Malki

    Benj Moncrief

    Grey Mullins

    Eliza Murrill

    Kathryn Peterson

    Jane Serotsky

    Jane Siegel

    Margot Smith

    Molly Tate

    Raylee Tate

    Van Taylor

    Addison Tew

    Cannon Vail

    Lucy Wallace

    Harper Warren

    Charlotte Waters

    Lois Anne Winslett

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  • Safe & Healthy Spring Break

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/22/2023

    Whether your family stays home or travels this Spring Break, making it a safe and fun time is important for all. No matter what your family plans are for this coming week, click here for some tips for keeping your child safe and healthy at home or traveling. 

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