Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning
Mental Health Resource Bank
Amid COVID-19, many people might be experiencing various emotions that could impact their mental health. Not only are adults navigating through times of uncertainty, but children and teens are also. Since this is so, it is important for adults and young people to take care of themselves, as they recognize any and all emotions that might be impacted adversely during this pandemic. The listed mental health resource bank can be helpful to teachers and parents, as they take steps toward self-care. Teachers, parents, and other caregivers can also use this resource bank for children and teens, so they can benefit from self-care as well.
Click Here for Mental Health Resource Bank
Click Here for Self-Care Checklist
Mental Health Behavioral Referral Form
Mental Health Links
Start Your Recovery is an organization geared toward helping teens who are struggling with alcohol and/or drugs. This site contains information to increase awareness, along with treatment options.
Enjoy a calm moment with the is virtual calming room experience.
Quiet Kit provides guided meditations that are especially suitable for people who are just beginning in their meditation journey.
Pixel Thoughts in a 60 – second meditation website. You can enter the thoughts that you are worried about, and it will guide you through a meditation. Pro Tip: Make sure you have your sound on for this one. The background music is very relaxing.
Allows you to speak with a trained listener who will support you while you are expressing your thoughts to them. Pro Tip: This is not a crisis service and you should NOT use this if you are feeling suicidal and is NOT a replacement for therapy.
Handle with Care
If your scholar or your family is experiencing difficulties at home, Selma City Schools would like to provide additional support at school. We understand that everyone is not comfortable sharing details and that is okay!
If your scholar is coming to school after a difficult night, morning, or weekend, please email or text our Academic Support Team with your scholar's name and the words "HANDLE WITH CARE. " This will let us know that your scholar needs extra time, patience, or help throughout the day. We're in this together.
Academic Support Team Contacts
BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONIST: DR. A. SMILEY
Phone: (334) 267-0357
EARLY AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING COORDINATOR MS. C. RANDOLPH
Phone: (334) 419-7250
Cheryl Randolph finds honor in serving as the Early and Social Emotional Learning Coordinator for Selma City School. I am a product of Selma City Schools, and my tenure includes twenty-six years in this system. This includes working as a second grade teacher, fifth grade teacher, sixth grade teacher, tutor for various grades, school counselor, committee chair for various committees, and former Principal of Byrd First Class Early Learning Center. As the Selma City Schools Early and Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, I serve as the PreK Program Director for Selma City Schools Strong Start PreK, 504 System Coordinator, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, and several other capacities. My undergraduate years were completed at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and proceeded to graduate studies at Alabama State University. In 2012, I became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) with certification in Early Childhood to Young Adulthood School Counseling. My motto is that “Teamwork Makes Dream Work” through collaboration with teachers, parents, stakeholders, and the many members of the city of Selma. As an educator, I am committed to excellence and strive to make a positive difference. Please contact my office at 419-7250 or Cheryl.email@example.com for questions or concerns.
Dr. Alisa Smiley
Dr. Alisa Smiley is a native of the historic Selma, Alabama. She is a former graduate of Selma High School and presently serves as the District Behavior Interventionist for Selma City Schools. Alisa serves scholars daily, as she assists them in grasping the fundamental principles of social and emotional learning. She also works closely with school counselors, principals, teachers, and parents. Furthermore, she assists in the developing and maintaining of partnerships with local community agencies, as several of these agencies serve scholars of Selma City Schools as well.
Alisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Alabama. In 1998, she earned her Master of Science degree in clinical child psychology from the University of South Alabama. In 2014, she later pursued and earned her Doctor of Education in counseling psychology from Argosy University. Alisa has over 18 years of mental health experience and has served as a mental health therapist, an in-home therapist, and as a Youth and Family Mental Health Director. She is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and currently promotes trauma informed practices across the district. She also promotes self-care among teachers via the mobile self-care unit. Alisa engages in her own self-care by singing and spending time with family, church members, and friends.