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Family Resources

These are truly challenging times and we hope you and your family are well. 

We suggest that your students check their school email, Schoology messages, and Skyward messages on a regular basis for updates and communication.

We have a resource page for possible Personal/Social concerns which can be accessed through the link listed below.  These resources include some activities you may be able to do in your home as well as outside services for many different areas of need for different families.

The comprehensive school counseling program is devoted to meeting the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students through collaboration with sending school districts, community employers, parents, students, and faculty/administration in order to prepare them for post-secondary and career success. 

If there is an immediate Mental Health or Substance Abuse need, please DO NOT email us. We may not be able to respond quickly enough. Please use the following contact information for immediate assistance:

True case of an emergency Please dial 9-1-1

TrueNorth Wellness - Crisis Intervention (717) 632-4900
Mobile Crisis and UPMC Hospital

Wellspan Crisis Intervention - (717) 851-5320 or (800) 673-2496
York Hospital and Edgar Square Walk in Center

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line - Text PA to 741741


  

Meet Your Counselor
Nola Bassett
Ext. 5214
nbassett@ytech.edu
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Diesel Technology
Licensed Cosmetology
Power Sports & Engine Technology

Robyn Albright
Ext. 5101
ralbright@ytech.edu
Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
Information Technology
Computer Programming & Interactive Media
Electronics/IT Support
IT Systems Management
Network Systems & Cyber Security
Medical Professions

Bruce Riley
Ext. 5212
briley@ytech.edu
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Technology
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Early Childhood Education

Shante Morant
Ext. 5307
smorant@ytech.edu
Criminal Justice
Sports Technology and Exercise Science
Construction
Carpentry
Architecture & Construction Management
Electrical Occupations
HVAC
Landscaping Design & Construction


Dylan Maxwell
Ext. 5304
dmaxwell@ytech.edu
Welding & Metal Fabrication
  Precision Metal Machining



Psychologists 

A student may use the email address below each psychologist description to initiate contact with that specific School Psychologists.

Jennifer Salakobtained her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD. While seeking PA certification, she was a mobile therapist for two years dealing with children and adolescents with mental health issues. Once certification was obtained, she worked in the Central Dauphin School District. For the past 18 years, she has been a School Psychologist at York Tech. She enjoys physical fitness, playing cards, and spending time with her three children. Mrs. Salak may be reached at jsalak@ytech.edu

 

Katie Kerchnerobtained her Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Millersville University. Over the past five years, Ms. Kerchner has been employed by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12, supporting the social/emotional and mental health of both elementary and high school students in the Therapeutic Emotional Support program. Most of her experience has been helping students learn to cope with childhood and adolescent trauma. Ms. Kerchner enjoys singing, playing softball and flag football, and spending time with her family. Ms. Kerchner can be reached  at kkerchner@ytech.edu

 

Other Resources


HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH CHANGES RESULTING FROM COVID-19

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Un recurso para padres

 https://www.nasponline.org/Documents/Resources%20and%20Publications/Resources/Crisis/COVID-19%20Parental%20Resource_UPDATED_ES-US.pdf

 
Stress Relief Sites 
Below each you will find links to  youtube videos for each stress relief suggestion. 

Meditation
is a practice where an individual uses a technique such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness as well as achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Below are some links that you may find helpful.

Relaxing music

Mindful breathing

5-minute meditation

10-minute meditation

15-minute meditation

17-minute meditation

20-minute meditation
 

Muscle Relaxation is a technique that involves tensing and relaxing of muscles throughout the body.  Below are some links if you want to try or learn more.

Short demo for muscle relaxation

6-minute muscle relaxation exercise

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) with visuals

Progressive muscle relaxation with audio only

20-minute PMR with audio only


Guided Imagery also known as visualization is a relaxation process that engages each of your senses to go to a place in your mind of your choice.  Listed below are a variety of guided imagery scripts for a variety of different places that may be of interest. 

Your choice

Beach

Forest

Waterfall

30-minute session


Relaxation Phone App:
Calm Phone App Image


Here are some great resources from the Mental Health Alliance for parents:

Helping at Home: Tips for Parents | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

Talking To Adolescents and Teens: Starting The Conversation | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

The Parent Test : For parents to take to help you determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a mental health concern.

Parent Test | MHA Screening - Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

Parents can have their child take this questionnaire to help determine if they’re having emotional, attentional, or behavioral difficulties.

Youth Test | MHA Screening - Mental Health America (mhanational.org)


Helping parents through COVID -19 and beyond