EMS ISD Health and Wellness Virtual Fair
Welcome to EMS ISD’s inaugural Health and Wellness Virtual Fair. The district counseling and health services departments have teamed up to provide tips and resources for students, families, staff and the community. Find information regarding mental health and healthy living as well as browse through community and summer activities as we get ready for June and July. Not sure where to start? Watch the video below to hear from our nursing, counseling, nutrition district leaders, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Parker. Stay well, EMS ISD!
Prevention and Healthy Living
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the public to deal with a wide range of issues all at once. What is the best way to wash hands? How do parents talk to children about the pandemic? What effect does the coronavirus have on asthmatics and teen vapers? Take a look at the information below and learn how to tackle these issues.
- Fight Germs Wash your Hands video
- Podcast: Talking to Children regarding COVID-19 from Children’s Hospital
- Breathing Skills for Children and families from Cook Children's video
- JPS Health Network Provides Contacts for Telehealth Services handout
SOAR stand for Stand Out Act Responsibly. This group focuses on informing EMS students, parents, and community about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues within the community that impact youth and young adults. For more information, contact program director Erica Castillo, MSW, at (682) 701-1491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coalition has gathered a wealth of resources to help teens quit vaping. Learn about the drug's negative effects and how, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, important it is to quit. This guide also offers informaton on recovery resources and support groups.
Dangers of Vaping Video
How to Properly Wear a Mask Video
Importance of Hydration Video
Importance of Limiting Screentime Video
Asthma Information Video
Community and Summer Activities
Families must factor in social distancing guidelines when making summer plans. These resources below are here to help! Take a look at these websites to learn what summer activities these organizations offer.
Mental Health Information and Resources
Social distancing and extended distance learning are new experiences for students and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a months-long disruption of daily life, and causing new stress and anxiety for families. Also, with students spending more time online, parents are tasked with ensuring their children are safe on the web, too. Take a look at the resources below to help navigate through these unprecedented times.
- Summer Family Lifeline free immediate crisis help and youth/family counseling handout
- What is the trauma-informed parent? video
- Alliance for Children: A Children's Advocacy Center Prevention Resources website
- NetSmartz On-line Safety website
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website y En Español
- Local Mental Health Resources handout
Managing Anxiety Video
Managing Depression Video
Managing Grief Video
Importance of Mindfulness Video