Mr. Wilfred Torres, School Social Worker

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    Welcome back students and families!

     

    I am Mr. Torres, your school school social worker.  We have had some challenging times this past year.  However, I am excited to be at School 9 this year! I am here to support your child and family's social and emotional wellness.  I look forward to working with you and your families this 2020-2021 school year.

     

    Self-Care During These Times

    Students may find it challenging to adapt to new schedules and different ways of learning or connecting with other students. Families and school staff want to ensure students’ well-being and educational progress.  Feeling overwhelmed is understandable and normal during these times.

    We want to ensure our students and families feel supported. Because of this, included here are ideas on how to practice self-care

    To start, here are some ideas for self-care:  

    • Creating and sticking to a schedule
    • Recognize and acknowledge feelings.
    • Recognize what is and is not within one’s control.
    • Focus on the positive. 
    • Practice self-care throughout the day by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and having movement breaks.
    • Use coping strategies such as deep breathing to help reduce stress (link below).
    • Ask for help

     

    SOCIAL/ MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 

     

    FOOD PANTRY RESOURCE

      

    If feeling overwhelmed during this time, please take a moment and practice 

    Deep Breathing

     

     

    Best,

     

    Mr. Torres

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