Social Emotional Supports
Chavez offers the following support for the social and emotional needs of students
- PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. PBIS is a proactive approach that schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior.
- Second Step: Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive.
- Mind Up: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living.
- Zones of Regulation: This framework uses four colors to help students identify their feelings and provides strategies to support emotional regulation.
- School Social Worker: Our School Social Worker, Ms. Shannon, is available to all students and families. Ms. Shannon offers individual student support, small group skill building and mediation, family collaboration, staff consultation, school services coordination, classroom lessons, crisis support, and community resources and referrals. For ongoing therapy needs, Ms. Shannon can refer families to outside therapy, such as Roseburg Therapy and the Looking Glass Counseling Program, whose counselors can meet with students right here at Chávez. To contact Ms. Shannon about a therapy referral, or with any other questions, please visit her Virtual Office.
- CHAMPS: Chávez Mentoring Program for Students. This program pairs a student with a staff member at our school or a trusted adult in our community. The intention is for this child to build a strong relationship with a caring adult other than his/her teacher. Please contact Ms. Shannon if you are interested in pairing your student with a CHAMP.
- CICO: Check In/Check Out Program and PASS: Positive Approach to Student Success. Both CICO and PASS are available by invitation for students needing a higher level of behavior support.
- OFSN: A great community resource. “We are families and youth working together to promote mental, behavioral and emotional wellness for other families and youth through education, support, and advocacy.”
- Cheetah Den: The Cheetah Den is a space where students can take a break and reset before returning to class. There, they will be greeted by a staff member and offered choices to help them get back in the learning zone, or “green zone.” Depending on the situation and the individual, the student may take an active break, which incorporates physical activity, a sensory break, such as squeezing putty, or a calming break, like coloring or reading. Students may be assigned to the Cheetah Den when a recess alternative is needed, or when they require a small group setting for a variety of reasons. Cheetah Den staff use the Zones of Regulation framework to guide their work with students.
- Family Care Team: The Chávez Family Care Team meets once a month to talk about ways to help your student succeed in school and community supports that can assist your whole family. The Family Care Team may be able to help with things like finding community resources (housing, utilities, disability services, legal help), connection to Self Sufficiency Program benefits, and help getting support for your child’s mental or physical health. Please contact Ms. Shannon for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at her direct line: 541-790-5383. Click here to download our flyer for more information.