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At-Home Wellness Resources

We’ve compiled some resources for getting through (even thriving during!) your days at home over the upcoming weeks. We know there’s a lot of info out there, so see what resonates with you right now and whizz by the rest. Except for those created by CSD Social-Emotional Liaison Jennifer McMillan, these resources are not endorsed by Camas School District.

For All Ages
Online Classes from Camas Community Education
    • Join Mission fit Mama Squad FB Group (all updates and recordings will be posted in there).
    • Use this link every morning at 9:00 am PST
      join us: https://zoom.us/j/993770925 (you can join from your computer by clicking on the link directly, or you can join from your phone by downloading the “Zoom” app and using this meeting ID: 993-770-925
    • Please don’t hesitate to email Stephanie Grandits if you have any questions, granditsfitness@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

We invite you to attend an upcoming social-emotional wellness event!  All in-person activities are open to the public unless specified (due to seating, parking, or audience constraints).  All virtual events are also open to the public.

 


Event & Resources Archive

Missed an event or want to learn something new? Select a resource from our archive.

2020-21
  • Help!  My Kid Has ADHD ( … or I think they do): Best Parenting Tips and Strategies with Barb Williams CMP, AACC, an accredited full-time ADHD Life Coach and Executive Function specialist – October 20, 2021
  • Supporting The Transition To High School: Tips & Tricks for Moving On To Secondary Schools with CSD Social-Emotional Liaison Jennifer McMillan – June 2, 2021
  • Supporting The Transition To Life: For parents of high school seniors with Yshai Boussi, LPC, licensed professional counselor and owner of Portland Family Counseling – May 12, 2021
  • Ready for K! Tips & Tricks for Transitioning to Kindergarten with Camas School District co-hosts, Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan and Director of Early Learning Diane Loghry – April 27, 2021
  • Transition to Middle School with host Camas School District Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan – April 15, 2021
  • Birds & Bees & Kids: When & How To Have “The Talks” With Elementary Age Kids with sexual health educator, award-winning author and speaker, Amy Lang, MA – March 23, 2021
  • What Makes Boys Tick: Simple Strategies To Dramatically Defuse Conflict & Grow Connection with Boys Alive! founder and “ON BOYS” Parenting Podcast co-host, Janet Allison – March 9, 2021
  • The Birds & Bees for Parents of Middle Schoolers with sexual health educator, award-winning author and speaker, Amy Lang, MA – February 23, 2021
  • How To Respond When Things Go Wrong: Setting Effective Boundaries & Limits With 21st Century Teens with Yshai Boussi, Licensed Professional Counselor – February 11, 2021
  • How “The Talks” Can Keep Your Kids Safer Online with sexual health educator, award-winning author and speaker, Amy Lang, MA – January 26, 2021
  • Creating Fun & Effective Family Meetings with Lael Petersen, MSW – January 19, 2021
  • The Financial Aid Handbook with Camas High School Counselors Leontine Liebe and Sarah Warta – December 10, 2020
  • Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Social & Emotional Growth in Any Setting with CSD Teachers on Special Assignment Jennifer Scott and Jenelee Herz, and CSD Social-Emotional Learning Liaison Jennifer McMillan – December 8, 2020
  • Brain-Based Sensory Supports for Remote Learners with Sharron Donnelly, occupational therapist and owner of Advanced Pediatrics – December 3, 2020
  • Managing Online Learning: A Survival Guide for Parents with Lael Petersen, MSW – October 6, 2020.
  • Camas Wellness Lab Podcast: a monthly social-emotional learning podcast with Jennifer McMillan, Social-Emotional Wellness Liaison who speaks on social-emotional learning as well as interviews industry experts on the subject.
2019-20
2018-19
2017-18
  • Mindful Parenting of Elementary Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan – May 24, 2018
  • Mindful Parenting of Elementary Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan – April 24, 2018
  • Competition and High Expectations: Supporting Your Children to Be Independent and Resilient, presented by Licensed Professional Counselor Howard Hiton of Hiton Associates – Tuesday, April 10
  • Teens and Their Screens, presented by Licensed Professional Counselor Yshai Boussi of Portland Family Counseling – March 26, 2018
  • Mindful Parenting of Pre-K Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan – March 20, 2018
  • Understanding Teen Anxiety, presented by professional counselor Kevin Ashworth of NW Anxiety Institute – March 7, 2018
  • The Adolescent Brain, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan – March 6, 2018
  • Navigating the Transition Into High School, presented by Tre Carlisle – Feb. 17/Feb. 24, 2018
  • The Unique Social and Emotional Development of Highly Capable Children, presented by Northwest Gifted Child Association President Austina DeBonte – January 25, 2018
  • Mindful Parenting of Elementary Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan @ Prune Hill Elementary – January 24, 2018
  • Mindful Parenting of Elementary Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan @ Dorothy Fox Elementary – January 18, 2018
  • Mindful Parenting of Elementary Students, presented by CSD Social-Emotional Wellness Coordinator Jennifer McMillan @ Lacamas Heights Elementary – January 10, 2018
  • Screenagers: The Movie screening – October 17, 2017

Why Wellness?

Camas School District offers numerous resources that contribute to student wellness. To expand our reach even further, in 2017 the Student Wellness Program began.

Our steps were inspired by 2016 ThoughtExchange survey responses from students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members, as well as guidance from the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

The ThoughtExchange survey responses published in May 2019 further reinforce the focus of our work.

We can – and must – support each student on a path to a hopeful future.

Today, we extend an ever-evolving umbrella of support for students, families, and staff. We create opportunities for students at every grade level to develop experiences, expression, relationships, and emotional-management skills that will lead to healthful daily living. And we are guided by three principles that shape our work:

  1. Cultural Responsiveness
  2. Professional Learning
  3. School/Family/Community Partnerships

"What we're doing for wellness" thumbnail.To read more about the progress of our work over the 2017-18 school year, view the May 2018 two-page district newsletter, “What we’re doing for wellness.”

 

 

 


CEF Major Grant

In 2017, Camas Educational Foundation (CEF) awarded the District with a major grant to assist in funding our core priorities:
  • Student Transitions
  • Student Engagement
  • Family Engagement Support

We are extremely grateful for the support of CEF, and for the many generous donors who fund extraordinary teaching and learning in Camas schools. Thank you!


Goals

With our guiding principles and core priorities in mind, we have set these goals for our students, staff, and partnerships:

Students

  • Increase internal assets for students to become their “preferred selves.”
  • Foster meaningful connections with adults, mentors, and peers.
  • Build self-awareness, regulation, and prosocial skills.

Staff

  • Increase training to grow and stretch individuals’ knowledge base.
  • Empower staff to connect with students and support social-emotional growth.

Partnerships

  • Engage in conversations and listen to students, staff, parents/guardians, and community.
  • Invite all to be teammates in participating in developing and maintaining external assets.

Student Wellness Program All-Stars

The CSD is home to amazing students and staff doing incredible things!

Nominate your Student Wellness Program All-Star here

See previous all-stars


In the News

See what the media is saying about student wellness in Camas Schools.


Click here for more recommended reading and resources.

We appreciate your willingness to learn and grow with our students! ​