Our theme at Bragg this year is Legos. Seeing Legos reminds us that we are all connected. As counselors and staff members at Bragg, we are here to assist in being the connecting piece between home and school. We will help provide your child with any missing pieces so he or she can form the best year possible. Here you will find information that may be helpful as parents. Please feel free to browse. We are happy to provide any further information. Please do not hesitate to reach out for any support or questions you may have.
If your child is in crisis and you need immediate assistance call 911 or your local police department for a crisis unit response team.
Additional Crisis Resources:National Suicide Prevention Helpline : Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Línea de ayuda para la prevención del suicidio: 1-800-273-8255(Call 24/7 to connect to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center)2nd Floor Youth Hotline (2ndfloor.org): 1-888-222-2228Línea de ayuda para jóvenes del segundo piso: 1-888-222-2228(Call or Text 24/7 to connect with a confidential, anonymous helpline for NJ youth)Performcare - Mobile Response Services: 1-877-652-7624PerformCare-Unidad de Crisis Mobile: 1-877-652-7624Crisis Hotline Serving Morris County: 888-247-1400Línea de ayuda de Crisis del condado de Morris: 888-247-1400Of course, if this is an emergency call 9-1-1.Si es una Emergencia llame al 9-1-1
It is never too soon to talk with your children about the importance of technology safety and awareness. Our children are being raised in an electronic world filled with easy ways to spread information via social media sites, emails and text/picture messages. We would like to prepare our students with the appropriate use of such technology prior to them becoming immersed. Please view the following link for helpful ways in leading such a conversation with your child: Net Cetera
A few years ago we were fortunate to have Deidre's House in Morristown come visit and speak with our students. Below you can view the clips and presentations shared with our 5th grade students at the time.
Talent Show Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Mtu5r7Pps
Golden Rule Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKMWchfTM2U
Anxiety in our Children
Our children have faced many changes and challenges in the recent times. As adults, we have struggled to make things feel, "normal" for our children when they don't even feel normal to us at all. We have seen an increase in students reporting that they are experiencing anxiety. Below are some great articles and resources on how to support your children. At Bragg, we also offer a group for anxiety/coping skills. More information on our groups and sign up forms can be found under our, "Counseling Services" tab on our website.
Child Mind Institute is a fantastic resource with up-to-date resources and information to support families and children
One of the counselors would be more than happy to discuss and explain a Section 504b plan for your child and what exactly it means. If you would like to read information or have more questions, Understood has a great website with keypoints:
Intervention and Referral Services is a committee that meets monthly to address a student's academic, behavioral, social or emotional needs. One of the counselors in the office can certainly explain this process in greater detail and specific for Bragg School. For more information, please review this documentation.