Dear Bishop McDevitt Students and Families,
We are aware there may be additional stress, mental health, or social/emotional issues which may surface or increase as we manage the effects of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Our School Social Worker Mrs. Slavinsky has created a wonderful resource which is open to our school community. Please go to: https://tinyurl.com/RSlavinsky to review resources for both parents and students. As information is coming frequently, Mrs. Slavinsky will be updating her website regularly. Our School Counselors and Mrs. Slavinsky are also available for students to reach out to should they be experiencing moments of emotional stress or anxiety. Contact Information is below.
Also, Mrs. Slavinsky has provided a resource for a “Youth Virtual Drop-in” for students:
Youth MOVE PA is excited to host a series of Youth Virtual Drop-In Meetings that are all about getting some social interaction, even if we can't go out and do our normal activities like school, sports, going to the game store, or hanging out with our friends. We know how stressful it can be when our routine is messed up and it is just as frustrating when everyone is talking about the Coronavirus like there might be some sort of impending doom! We want to help you feel better about the outside world and the stress it may bring by meeting new people who join this group. The age range for these chats is from 14 to 29 years old and will be talking about ourselves, what we like, and be discussing a specific topic during each meeting. This gives us some distraction from the anxiety that can arise from being stuck inside all the time. Our meetings will be on Zoom every Monday and Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Meetings will continue to be moderated by Zack, Aaron, and Tristan and we look forward to chatting with you!
(Youth Move meetings are not affiliated with Bishop McDevitt High School. Participation is completely voluntary and separate from any Bishop McDevitt activities. Bishop McDevitt Staff or administration do not monitor or attend these sessions. We do not we have any influence over content, age range of participants, or discussions held during these sessions)
MEETING ID: 410-999-098 MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/410999098
School counselor and Social Worker Contact Information:
Rachel Arnold, School Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Stovall, School Counselor: email@example.com
Emily Normand, School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Slavinsky, Social Worker: email@example.com