Student Support Specialist

 

The role of the Student Support Service office is to serve students, parents, and staff for students to be successful. Services may include:

  • Classroom Social Emotional Lessons
  • Parent University Night
  • Support for Gospel Values
  • 504 Planning and maintenance
  • IEP team member
  • Identify at risk students and determine level of support services needed
  • Small groups
  • Crisis intervention
  • Conflict resolution

Resources

Food Security

Food security means that individuals at all times have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs. If you or your family are struggling with food availability, access to food, utilization, and stability here are resources to help:

  • The Salvation Army Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9am-4pm, 100 Kirkwood Boulevard, Davenport
  • Davenport School District will distribute meals Monday through Friday, from 11am-1pm at: DLC-Keystone Center, Buffalo Elementary, Sudlow, Williams, Smart, and Wood schools. Children do not need to be present to receive the free meal – a sack lunch and breakfast for the following morning.
  • River Bend Food Bank has a list of food pantries they provide for
Stress and Anxiety

Here is a list of providers from the surrounding area who may be able to help you deal with the stress and anxiety you might be experiencing in the face of this pandemic. If possible, first call your primary care physician or health care provider for a referral.

  • Robert Young Center, 4600 3rd St, Moline, 309-779-2031
  • Transitions, 2326 16th St, Moline, 309-793-4993
  • Center for Youth and Family Solutions, 4703 44th st, Rock Island, 309-788-9581
  • Vera French Community Mental Center, 1141 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport, 563-383-1900
  • Genesis Psychology Associates, 4455 E. 56th St, Davenport, 563-355-2577
  • Compassion Therapy Services, Jennifer Duncan, 3475 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, 563-349-5235

Something else to check out during this stressful time is Your Life Iowa. There are 6 different topic choices including mental health. There is a live chat via phone or text and anyone can request resources, more information or immediate help.  While majority of this information doesn’t pertain to children, there is a section under mental health that has specific information pertaining to children. This resource could be helpful during any time, not just during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please feel free to save it for future use in case you ever find yourself or someone you know to be in need of some additional support. 

COVID-19 Information

Remember the 4 C’s!

  • Cover your cough and sneeze. Use a tissue or your elbow.
  • Clean your hands. Use soap & water or hand sanitizer.
  • Contain germs. Stay home when sick.
  • Call your healthcare provider.
Explaining Corona Virus to your child

Tips on how to talk to your child:

  • Find out what your child already knows
  • Offer comfort and honesty
  • Help kids feel in control
  • Keep the conversation going

More in depth on these tips visit: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html

Check out this kid friendly explanation of COVID-19 on YouTube!

PBS Kids has a list of videos, games, and activities about hand washing and staying healthy.

One of our favorite authors to use for educational stories, Julia Cook, has a new book called The Yucky Bug which your child can listen to HERE

 

What you can do when you’re bored

What to do what to do? So you’re bored? Check out these various activities you try! Feel free to send Mrs. Wolf an email about what you tried from the list of activities! Have fun!

So You’re Bored

Feeling Anxious or Worried?

From student survey responses, some are struggling with some anxiety or feeling worried. This is normal! To help with that Mrs. Wolf has put together a packet and a journal for students to use.

I’m a Warrior Not a Worrier

Journal Packet

Mrs. Wolf graduated from St. Ambrose University and is a Licensed Master of Social Work. This is her second year at JFK as the Student Support Specialist. As the Student Support Specialist part of her role consists of being the 504 Plan Manager, helps with student mediation, and does social emotional lessons in the classroom. She enjoys cooking, painting, reading, horseback riding and spending time with her family.