Counselor Connection

Meet the Counselor Letter

Counselor Connection Fall 2020



Hurricane Preparedness for children/teens (with COVID too)

Health Hotlines/Contacts

  • Disaster Distress Hotline:This helpline, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides immediate counseling for people affected by any disaster or tragedy. Call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained professional from the closest crisis counseling center within the network.
  • Mental Health America-Greater Houston: 713-523-8963  org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24-hour, toll-free, and confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to connect with a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. Support is available in English and Spanish and via live chat.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 for free and confidential support 24 hours a day throughout the U.S.
  • Veterans Crisis Line:This helpline is a free, confidential resource for Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Call 1-800-273-8255, press “1”; text 838255; or chat online to connect with 24/7 support.
  • Texas/United Way Hotline (food, shelter, physical/mental health, financial, senior assistance) English/Spanish: dial 211 or United Way Houston

COVID-19 Information

Facts about COVID-19 by the CDC

Parent Handout on Coronavirus

Student Handout on Coronavirus

Article on supporting kids who are worried at home

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

BRAINPOP: Coronavirus video for children

PBS for Parents: How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

CDC and Prevention

Early Childhood

Elementary/all ages


Children Coping/COVID-19

Stress/Coping for families



Catholic Charities

Family information on Catholic Charities mental health resources and financial support.

LINK:            phone:  713-874-6590

FISHER PHILLIPS Webinar on: Families First Corona Virus Response Act: Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family Medical Leave (EFML) link: Fisher Phillips webinar recording

NAMI: National Alliance of Mental Illness:  M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm:  1-800-950-6264

Mental Health America-Greater Houston:  833-251-7544  or

National Association of School Psychologists:

Texas/United Way Hotline (food, shelter, physical/mental health, financial, senior assistance) English/Spanish: dial 211 or United Way Houston


SHCS Families

Random Acts of Kindness

Love & Logic for Families


Discipline Tips

COVID-19 Resource for Families

 Video for all students and families

Simple Activities for Children and Teens

The Yucky Bug Story:  for 3rd-5th graders

Podcast:  The Coronavirus for Kids (but why?):  The Science of Soap


Family Ideas

Early Childhood


PK3-Kinder – Sesame Street Video

You Tube Video

All levels-  Wash Your Lyrics

Pacer Kids Against Bullying

Stop Bullying

5th-8th Graders

Cyber Bullying Info

Pacer Teens Against Bullying

Family Support:

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