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WELLNESS PROGRAM

The Wellness program will provide a range of resources and referrals to support students and their families in meeting the challenges of adolescence through prevention, early-intervention and education.

CONTACT WELLNESS

During School Hours: 7:15am – 3:45pm
Phone: 949-766-6084  Email: chapmanb@smhs.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 6, 6-7PM 
A webinar with Dr. Dan Siegel for parents and students. Brainstorm: Discovering the Hidden Purpose and Power of the Adolescent Brain.

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Wellness Program Offers Expanded Support Services

After significant research and planning, and with your support and the guidance of experts from around the country, we are expanding support services for our students this year. The Wellness Program will provide mental health education, training, resources and referrals to support students and their families in meeting the challenges of adolescence. Our new Wellness Coordinator Beth Chapman will be the on-campus resource for students, and will collaborate with the counseling department, school nurses, Campus Ministry and outside providers as needed and when appropriate. She will facilitate:

  • Faculty and staff training
  • Parent education
  • Student education 
  • Individual and group meetings with students to address a variety of common adolescent social and emotional issues including:
    • peer relationships, academic stress, 
    • anxiety and depression, 
    • parent/child communication, 
    • grief and loss, substance abuse, 
    • resiliency and self-advocacy

Speak Up! Information Session

Become a SPEAK UP! Ambassador

Seniors and juniors: follow this three step process to become a SPEAK UP! Ambassador for the 2020-21 school year.

  1. Watch the SPEAK UP! Ambassador info session (parents should attend as well) that will be virtual on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 3pm.
     
  2. Access and fill out the application on or before Wednesday, September 23
     
  3. Identify an adult to complete the recommendation form that is also due by Wednesday, September 23. Feel free to share this form link with your adult or have them visit the Speak Up! webpage.

Further instructions available at: www.smhs.org/speakup

Introduction

Students may access Ms. Beth Chapman, Wellness Coordinator for support directly via TEAMS or by appointment/drop-in when in-person school reopens. Teachers, parents and peers can also connect directly with any concerns about a student. You can email Beth at chapmanb@smhs.org or call 949-766-6084.

Wellness at SM

Meet the New Wellness Coordinator

Ms. Beth Chapman LCSW, PPSC, comes to us with a B.A. from the University of Redlands and Master of Social Work from Cal State Long Beach. She holds a PPSC in Child Welfare and PPSC in School Social Work. She most recently served as an Intervention Specialist for Capistrano Unified School District. Ms. Chapman will facilitate individual and group counseling for students to address a variety of common adolescent social and emotional issues including peer relationships, academic stress, anxiety and depression, parent/child communication, grief and loss, substance abuse, resiliency and self-advocacy.

Contact Ms. Chapman at:
Phone: 949-766-6084
Email: CHAPMANB@SMHS.ORG

Meet the Interim Director of Wellness

Joy Cleary, LCSW, PPSC brings a wealth of experience in school-based mental health services to SMCHS. Ms. Cleary has developed and implemented many school-based Wellness Programs in Orange County and maintains a private practice in adolescent counseling.  Joy has an MSW from USC and a BS and BA from Santa Clara University. She will be collaborating with the Administration, the Counseling Department, Student Support Services Programs, the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force and Advisory Board, Challenge Success team, and Faculty/Staff to implement a comprehensive Wellness Program at SMCHS. 

CHOC commends SM for investing in additional mental health support for their students, demonstrating a strong commitment to their health and well-being and a promise of a better future for our children."

- CHOC CHILDREN'S CHIEF PSYCHOLOGIST DR. HEATHER HUSZTI

Multi-Tiered System of Support 

 

What is mental health?


"Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."

What is wellness?

"A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

TIPS reporting



SM is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure learning environment for students and staff. TIPS is a web-based incident reporting and incident management platform that empowers students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators and community members to be heard and to anonymously report warning signs and trouble. The goal of TIPS is prevention and to help identify red flags before an incident occurs or escalates.

Suicide Prevention Policy

Boards and Committees

 

  • "I'm Fine" - a short film by SM alumni. View the film. (Mature subject matter.)

CHOC Children's Mental Health Update


How To Help A Friend

Know The Signs...

Referrals

THIS IS MEANT TO BE A RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES RESEARCHING PROVIDERS AND IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF SERVICES. SMCHS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY ANY REFERRALS listed.

Resources

We are incredibly grateful to our friends at CHOC, Our Lady Queen of Angels Mental Health Ministry, St. Ignatius College Preparatory and the Making Caring Common Project for their continued guidance and counsel as we develop stronger mental health and wellness resources and support at SM.