Mental Health and Counseling

Aurora Public Schools aims to become a trauma-informed school district, with the foundational belief that obtaining a developmentally relevant and biologically sensitive lens will not only impact the student population who has been impacted by trauma, but more importantly, boost the resilience of all staff and students. It is imperative that all of our staff know and understand human neurobiology to provide the best educational environments.

Helpful Resources for You:

What's the difference? Remote Access vs. Remote Learning

COVID-19 Resources

Community Resources

Staff Resources

NM Office Hours

May is Mental Health Month Toolkit

  • Toolkit includes sample materials for communications and social media as well as printable handouts on the following topics:

    • Adapting after trauma and stress

    • Dealing with anger and frustration

    • Getting out of thinking traps

    • Processing big changes

    • Taking time for yourself

    • Radical acceptance

Children's Hospital is hosting a Mental Health Awareness event at Mile High Stadium on May, 28th, 2021! The cost is free to the public, doors open at 6pm. See the flyer here for more details.

In Response to Current Events

Colorado Crisis Services

Coping Resources in Response to the Boulder CO Mass Violence Event

The recent mass violence event at a grocery store in Boulder, CO has evoked a range of emotions and safety concerns in the community. In response to this event, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they see and hear, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. Resources include:

Stop Anti-APIDA Hate

National Association of School Psychologists

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provides a quick reminder of the core actions. PFA Handouts include:

National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

Mental Health Positions in APS recruitment banner
MH&C Recognition - 20-21

School Based Health Clinics - Open Year-Round

Kids Clinic Wellness Brochure 2018-19 - English & Spanish

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