Social-Emotional Resources

Speak Life!
Social-emotional curriculum taught to all NCH High School students, beginning 2019-2020. An Atlanta-based program, its lessons teach the skills and attitudes, beyond the four core subjects, needed to succeed in the real world. The multi-dimentional lessons promote grit, self-awareness and self-sufficiency in small-group, grade-level classes through 9 modules: Decision-Making, Etiquette, Envisioning, Life Skills, Psychology of Love, Character Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce Development, and College Preparation.  The students receive these lessons during the last half-hour of each day and earn 1/2 elective credit toward graduation.
 
St. Joseph Orphanage 
This community mental health agencies provide licensed professional counseling services in our school settings at all grade levels. Students may receive weekly individual therapy during the school day and/or case management services that help to connect families to community support services.  Contact the grade level school counselor for a referral; once an official referral for services is made by the NCH counselor, the agency representative will call the parent for permission and insurance information.  All discussions with parents and students are confidential per professional counseling ethical standards.
 
The Counseling Source
This agency of licensed therapists offers in-school, individual counseling to elementary students, typically once per week. The therapist assigned to our district also attends student planning meetings as needed regarding the student's mental health and accommodations neededat school.
 
Beyond the Bell (After School Program)
Select middle school students meet with teachers in small groups after school (8:1 student-teacher ratio) to do homework, prepare for state tests, participate in social-emotional learning activities, and check academic progress. Primary grade level groups focus on one reading standard per week including a quiz each week. Second grade groups also focus on phonics and third grade groups focus on fluency as well as the reading standard for the week.
 
Talbert House
 
 
Fernside Center for Grieving Children
Free professional support services (groups and retreats) and education for grieving children and adolescents facing the loss of someone close.
 
The Wellness Community
Free professional support services (presentations, groups) and education for individuals and families facing cancer.