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The Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is now offering Behavior Change Coaching modules for students and their families. Sessions are individualized for the student and family's unique situation. Sessions provide education, handouts, and homework and are intended to help increase a student's success at school and at home. Topics include: anger management, rethinking drinking, marijuana use, vaping, and coping with stress, anxiety, and change. Additional details are highlighted on the flyer. For confidential, free assistance, call Aurora SFAP at 800-236-3231.

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The Advocate Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (AAH SFAP) is here to support the MUHS community's collective well-being. They created a series of short videos for families to remind you of the support available through AAH SFAP. All services are free and confidential to every MUHS student and members of their immediate household. If you'd like to access additional resources and support, click here to visit AAH SFAP's website or call at 800-236-3231. Family Toolkit:

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Rosecrance Health Network provides access to an in-depth series of podcasts featuring relevant, educational subjects covering substance use and mental health topics. The latest podcast, titled Back in Class, features WGN Radio personality John Williams interviewing teen behavioral health experts Jason Relle, LCPC, Rosecrance Clinical Director and John Tumino, LPC, Rosecrance Unit Coordinator about the challenges of starting the 2021-2022 school year in person. The podcast is informative and timely as we continue to adjust to the fully in-person school schedule and environment. To download the podcast from Rosecrance, you will need to provide your name, phone number, occupation, and email address. The podcast is accessible at: https://www.rosecrancerecovery.com/onyourradar/

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As stated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, "While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life." Resources that you may find beneficial are below:

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MUHS offers the Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), which provides valuable services to help address some of the challenges students and families experience. These services are free and confidential to all Marquette University High School students and their immediate families. Students/families may receive up to six free mental health appointments, in addition to access to legal consultation, financial information, and/or child or elderly care resources. To access SFAP, call 800-236-3231 anytime between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school week. Information is also posted on the MUHS website under Counseling Services. SFAP Flyer

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Now, more than ever, our children are being faced with challenges to learning. The impact of COVID-19 on education has been felt around the country, and children and their parents sometimes struggle to find effective ways to meet this challenge. It turns out, how you think about the difficulties you face can impact your success and can even make you smarter along the way. Read More: Growing Resilient Learners

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Getting back into school routines after the holiday break can be difficult in the best of times. For many kids, it's even harder this year. From the disappointment of school activities canceled to the frustration of a weak wireless connection, there are plenty of reasons why kids might be tempted to tune out of remote learning. But there are strategies you can use to help children and teenagers rally. Read More: Strategies

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The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) is not just for student problems. SFAP services are available to individual adults and couples, as well as families with other issues. Many adults come to SFAP for relationship issues, individual stress, substance abuse issues and depression. The six-session model often works well to help people get back on track with their lives. SFAP also offers legal, financial, elder care and child care support services. Many parents who do not have personal concerns may benefit from other services available to support families.

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The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) shared this article and short video about gratitude. The Thanksgiving holiday is often a reminder to practice gratitude and appreciation. However, in the midst of these uncertain times, we are hearing more and more about the positive impact practicing gratitude has on our overall well-being and its effects on rewiring the brain's neural pathways for happiness and decreasing negative or anxious thoughts.

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