Guidance Resources, our employee assistance provider, created a 7-minute on-demand training to help adults have conversations with children about violent events in our community and the world. We hope that this will be a helpful resource. Link to On-demand training: Talking To Kids About Violent Events With Widespread Media Coverage
They also have several helpful documents:
We are pleased to offer all employees and their families access to support through the ComPsych Guidance Resources. There is no cost to employees or their families and all information is confidential. No personally identifiable information is sent to the District. This support is designed to assist employees and their families in resolving personal problems (e.g., marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; substance/alcohol abuse).
On the web: https://www.guidanceresources.com
Web ID: SDP
By phone: 833-812-5180
Click here for more information.
Virtual Counseling is also available to all employees and dependents through Guidance Resources.
Guidance Resources has put together a handout on grief at School District of Philadelphia Grief Handout .
Introducing LYRA Health
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Lyra Health to provide coaching and therapy how, when, and where you need it. Lyra gives you and your dependents access to the best care quickly and easily. No more endless searches for therapists, long wait times, or wondering how you’ll pay for mental health care. Learn more at https://www.philasd.org/benefits/lyra-health/.
Digital Self-Care Tools
We’ve added an evidence-based interactive Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) program that addresses all of the most common issues associated with behavioral health. This needs-based digital program directly addresses behavioral health issues in a user-friendly fashion. Used in conjunction with other platforms and/or counseling, CCBT offers expanded alternative access to behavioral health care.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support by text.
Text HELLO to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.
If you need assistance in finding a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment, please
call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or contact your local county drug and alcohol office.
If you require additional counseling, services are available through your SDP insurance, click here.