Wellness Resources and Mental Health Reference Materials for Parents and Caregivers
Collaborating with Green Chimneys families is a big part of student success. Throughout the year, Green Chimneys hosts workshops and trainings for our families. To support further knowledge-sharing, we’ve compiled a series of links and reference materials for your convenience and ongoing use. As always, if you have a specific and emergent concern regarding your child, please contact your child’s social worker. We never want you to struggle alone to “find an answer.”
An article by Green Chimneys’ own Denise Luft, LMHC explores how you as a parent or caregiver can begin practicing mindfulness.
Health and well being is an important part of emotional regulation. PLEASE offers a helpful way to maintain overall health in order to increase resilience and positive feelings.
Explore additional online information regarding specific mental health concerns including how to talk to your child about COVID-19, dealing with ADHD at home, etc.
A tool to refresh on the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) approach.
Green Chimneys’ Community-Based Services offers a host of supports to community youth, including youth already enrolled at Green Chimneys. Services include assessment, therapy, crisis intervention, and psychosocial rehabilitation (helping youth learn and apply skills within their home and community setting).
Typically this program is available only to residents of Putnam, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties but with the current ability to provide services remotely, all Green Chimneys families are welcome to apply. You will need to have Medicaid in order to be eligible, and if you don’t have it, we can help you apply. Contact your child’s Green Chimneys social worker or therapist for more information.