To Take Care of Others, Take Care of Yourself
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Staff
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255
HealthONE: number coming soon
All APS employees have free, 24-hour access to counseling and other services through our Employee Assistance Program. Please call 1-888-324-2631 or visit hr.aurorak12.org/eap.
APS also partnered with Meru Health, which offers support to all APS staff through a free and 100% confidential 12-week program accessible via smartphone.
Espresa’s employee wellbeing and fitness platform empowers, engages, and rewards employees for healthy behavior. This can be done in person or virtually. By offering a wide range of activities for our employees, we are moving toward a culture of health and wellbeing. If you haven’t already, you can register through the email sent directly by Espresa on September 1st. A more direct registration/login process is coming soon!
For more information, please contact Frances Warren, Wellness Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress Management Class for Staff, facilitated by HealthONE
Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Mental Health Resource Bank brought to you by CDE with help from the Office of Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Commission, the Colorado Youth Advisory Council, and the CDE team, and the Mental Health Education Literacy Resource bank.
Please visit the APS Wellness Website for more information and resources!
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Environments is offered virtually through Performance Matters.
SEL 101 is currently offered virtually through Performance Matters.
Resources, Research, and Articles
It's Time We Talked About Pornography, Young People, and Sexuality Today
Tools and Forms
Staff Wellness Referral Form
Consultation and Assessment Forms
District Consent Forms (Screening Assessment & Direct Services & Release of Information) in the top school languages
Best Practices - This document is a guide for what information you will need to gather to make a referral for on the online form as well as walking you through the steps before and after a referral.
Qualified Referral Sources (QRS) - on this page you will find:
The AWARE team has been working with the IT department, Legal Department, and Accountability Department to operationalize the system that allows students to make name and/or gender changes in the district’s information systems. This work began a couple of years ago, and this collaboration has allowed us to develop guidance documents that explain the process clearly for staff. The flow chart allows staff to see, at a glance, what to do given a particular request for name and/or gender change. The guidance document provides detailed information about the different information systems in APS and how a name/gender change is managed within those systems. It also provides support in how to discuss these details with students and some clear DO’s and DON’Ts during the process. These are working documents. We hope that if you have any feedback that will help improve them you will let us know! The important thing is that our adults are empowered to support our students! :)