Welcome to the RCS School Social Workers' Resource Page

We are dedicated to supporting our students' emotional and mental well-being.  When a child feels stressed and/or experiences a trauma, the whole family is effected.  Caregivers can help the child in their life by listening to them, teaching them coping skills, and other resilience-building techniques.  We have included on-line digital resources below that caregivers can access.  They include videos, on-line stories, activities, articles, printables, and crisis hotlines that caregivers can access. 
 
Please find these resources as a guide. 
 

Sesame Street in Communities

Lessons, videos, activities, printables and resources for helping young children cope with traumatic experiences.  

 

Lessons, activities, and printables – in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation 

 

Focus 5

Set of free, downloadable exercises that are short and easy to follow that will help your child develop a greater sense of focus and awareness, and minimize distractions.

 

PBS Activities

Get age-by-age activities, printables, tips and resources to help your child with literacy, social skills, emotions, etc.

 

Feelings Chart

Print or pull up one of the linked feelings charts.  Have your child point to or talk about how s/he is feeling every morning.  You can model this by talking about how you are feeling and why.  Feel free to use these charts throughout the day as feelings change for you and/or your child.  You can also make your own feelings chart with pictures of your child's feelings. 

Chart 1  Chart 2  Chart 3 Chart 4

 


Here are just a few of the available resources:
 
  • Care Solace  is a 24/7/365 mental health service that links students, families, and employees with therapists and counselors. 
 
  • Youth Villages can provide emergency intervention and assessment for children 17 years old and younger who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency and need appropriate resources, referrals, and/or placement in a hospital for stabilization.  Call 615-220-7221.
  • The “My Health Care Home” website directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic (i.e., Matthew Walker, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Health, etc.). It includes prescription discounts, screenings, and more information at My Healthcare Home.
 
  • TN Statewide Crisis Mobile Number is 1 (855) 274-7471.  Help provided 24/7 and 365 days a year.  More information and flyers in both English and Spanish can be found HERE
 
  • If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.   
988
 
These sites offer a wide-range of information and resources for parents. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rutherford County Board of Education employs a team of School Social Workers who provide a vital link between students and their families, the schools they attend, and the community in which they live.   School Social Workers assist families, teachers, and other educators in understanding and removing barriers that prevent student success.  They also assist in the evaluation of preschoolers and school-age children suspected of having a disability, participate in determining a student’s eligibility for Special Education Services, and participate in the Individual Education Program meetings.  By collaborating with community agencies and organizations, School Social Workers assist in the development of, and referral to, resources to adequately meet the needs of students and their families.  A School Social Worker is assigned to every school in the county.
 
Who we are ...
 

Angela Allison  [email protected]

Stephanie Bennett  [email protected]

Amanda Collins   [email protected]

Lynn Ferrell  [email protected]

Brandy Gammon  [email protected]

Stacey Hancock  [email protected]

Holly Higginbotham  [email protected]

Delaina Kinnison  [email protected]

Amanda Landrum  [email protected]

Allison Lewis  [email protected]

Hannah Ramirez  [email protected]

Mackenzie Tatum  [email protected]

Sedonia Thompson  [email protected]

Tracy Wise   [email protected]

Eileen Woodside  [email protected]