Ultimate Parent Back to School Mental Health Toolkit
Was last year a tough year?
This year doesn't have to be.
Hey There! I'm Jen...
I couldn’t be more excited to share our ultimate back-to-school mental health toolkit with you!
This was a labor of love that I poured my heart and soul into, bringing together everything I wish I had over the years as a parent and a professional trying to navigate mental health and schools.
My hope is that this can be a roadmap to help you develop a strong relationship with your child’s school, know what to ask for, what some options are, and things to remember to do that most parents (even those of us in the field) have a hard time remembering.
Believe me, this toolkit would have been a game-changer for me, saving me so much time and energy. My hope is that it does exactly that for you.
This can be a tough journey, and I’m ready to do every step of the way with you.
Checklist of 17 essential reminders and recommendations of collaboration with the school designed to minimize impact of mental health symptoms and optimize success for your child’s school year.
Goal-setting framework to establish meaningful objectives and guide your child’s progress throughout the year.
Youth survey to involve your child in the planning process, allowing them to express their needs and preferences.
Mood & Data Trackers
Multiple mood and data trackers to monitor your child’s emotional well-being and gather valuable insights.
School Letter Template
Letter template for writing to teachers, fostering strong communication and setting the stage for a productive year.
Student Profile Template
Give your child’s new teachers a jump start on getting to know everything about your child. Use the Student Profile Template to document your child’s background and learning profile, providing educators with important context.
16 Essential Questions to Ask the School
Ever feel like you’re not sure what the right questions are to ask to get what you need. This provides the 16 essential questions to ask the school, ensuring clarity and understanding of support systems and accommodations.
100 School Accommodations for Children with Mental Health Challenges
It’s hard to know what you don’t know and knowing potential accommodations can be a lot to remember. This is a comprehensive list of 100 potential accommodations that may be helpful in deciding what your child may need. Hint: Remember to ask your child what they prefer and what they think is helpful for them, too.
Self-Care Journal for YOU!
You cannot take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself first. Use this self-care journal to encourage personal reflection and promote your own well-being.
Important Dates Calendar
Calendar for organizing important dates, appointments, and school-related activities.
We know how important it is to work with your child's school to create a supportive environment and set them up for success. That's why we've created the Ultimate Back To School Mental Health Toolkit, a compassionate and relatable tool designed especially for parents, caregivers, and anyone supporting children and young people with serious mental health challenges.
This toolkit is your go-to companion, equipping you with the tools and strategies to effectively work with the school and advocate for your child. We understand the challenges you may face in ensuring your child receives the necessary accommodations and support, and we’re here to make that journey a little easier for you.
With the Ultimate Back To School Mental Health Toolkit, you’ll find everything you need to collaborate with the school and ensure a smooth transition. From having accommodations ready to go to establishing open lines of communication, this toolkit covers it all.
We know that preparing for the back-to-school season can feel overwhelming, especially when your child has unique mental health challenges. But rest assured, we’ve got your back! Our toolkit is designed to provide practical guidance and empower you to navigate this process with confidence.
Are you ready to join forces with the school and set your child up for success? Simply click the button below to access our most valuable resource, the FREE 46 page Ultimate Back To School Mental Health Toolkit. It’s time to equip yourself with the tools and strategies to collaborate effectively, advocate for your child, and ensure their needs are met.
We believe in your ability to make a difference in your child’s educational journey. Together, let’s create a supportive and inclusive environment that sets them up for success!