Linked to Kids Grant

 

 

LINKED TO KIDS GRANT

 

Our Beginnings

In 2013, the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office was awarded nearly 1 million dollars through a U.S. Department of Education Elementary School Counseling Grant. Our federally funded program, Linked to Kids, provides trained mental health professionals at Summerville, Curtis Creek, and Jamestown Elementary Schools.

 

Our Mission

To remove barriers to learning with support that promotes healthy and positive youth development through early intervention.

 

Our Goals

1) Establish school-based mental health services through collaboration with local agencies. These include the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center; Center for a Non-Violent Community; Tuolumne County Behavioral Health; Tuolumne County Public Health Department; and Child Welfare Services.

2) Improve student achievement and social/emotional well-being by implementing a positive youth development program. Counselors will provide classroom and grade-level presentations for all students, small-group counseling for students with specific needs, and individual counseling services based on staff referrals.

3) Provide high quality staff and parent trainings to address mental health problems, raise awareness, work toward solutions, and strengthen support systems for students and families.

 Our Counselor, Sarah Collie

Sarah Collie has her Master of Science degree in ClinicalPsychology from Simpson University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Science from Thomas Edison State College. Sarah is registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Therapist Intern (registration #71790) and works under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

 

Contact Information:

Jamestown School District

18299 Fifth Avenue

Jamestown, CA 95327

209-984-4058 ext. 3122

scollie@jamestown.k12.ca.us

 Students
At least 90% of students will be seen by the counselor by the end of each school year and most students will be seen during classroom or grade-level presentations. There is a special referral process for students to be seen on an individual or small group basis. The counselor supports students at Jamestown Elementary and Chinese Camp Schools.

 Parents

Parents of students being seen individually will be invited to meet with the counselor to discuss the strengths, abilities, and needs of their student. The counselor will also be available for SST, 504, and IEP meetings.

All parents will be invited to attend two yearly education workshops focusing on ways to support student health and wellbeing.

 Staff

Staff will be teaming up with the counselor to ensure the well-being and success of students, and to promote a healthy, positive school climate. The school counselor will provide staff trainings on mental health issues students might face and tools for teaching coping skills to students.

 Resource Center

 

Visit the new resource center at the Jamestown Elementary School library to access great resources for parents and caregivers. You’ll find great books, digital resources, and a computer to access the internet.

 

Positive Behavior Support

The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program is an evidence-based program used to improve school climate by promoting safety, responsibility, and respect. PBS is a system used school-wide and works to decrease negative behaviors through the support of positive ones. Safety, responsibility, and respect are clear expectations at school and students who demonstrate these behaviors are acknowledged. Adults on campus teach useful social skills and work proactively with discipline strategies to promote a positive learning environment. A team of staff members meets regularly to review, define, and strengthen the PBS program.

 

 Community Resources

Jamestown Family Resource Center offers a number of programs and services including: service referrals for homeless families; emergency food and clothing; school supplies; resource referrals and connections; and other health referrals and classes focusing on topics such as nutrition, parenting, health, ESL and basic life skills.

(209) 984-4704

Center for a NonViolent Community actively supports the right of all people to live their lives free from interpersonal violence. They serve women, men, teens and children who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. CNVC provides Emergency Response, Child Abuse Treatment Counseling, Legal Assistance, Emergency Shelter, and Transitional Shelter. (209) 588-9305

24-hr crisis line (209) 533-3401

Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center is a primary care health center and on site pharmacy located in the city of Tuolumne. There is also a Dental Clinic and Health and Wellness Center on Greenley Road in Sonora. (209) 928-5400 Tuolumne

(209) 532-0028 Sonora

Amador-Tuolumne County Action Agency provides many

resources to the community. Food bank, energy and winterization assistance, and housing resources. (209) 533-1397

Mentoring Works provides children, ages 7 to 17, a one-to-one relationship with a well screened and trained volunteer.

(209) 533-1397 ext. 274

Jamestown Head Start offers child enrichment, education, health, nutritional and developmental services as well as parent education and involvement opportunities. (209) 984-1617

Family Learning & Support Services places a strong emphasis on educating parents so they, in turn, can be effective teachers of their children. The curriculum is designed to improve participants’

capacities as parents, citizens, and workers. (209) 533-5065

Tuolumne County Network of Care website provides resource for individuals and families concerned with behavioral health

http://tuolumne.networkofcare.org/mh/

Tuolumne Crisis Line providing 24 hour support: (209) 533-7000 Toll Free: 800-630-1130

Tuolumne County Public Health Department provides a variety of health services for the entire family. (209) 533-7400

Infant Child Enrichment Services provides parenting classes,

childcare referral information, and some subsidized childcare.

(209) 533-0377