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- Mrs. Kaiser (6th Grade Counselor) Click Here
- Mrs. Seperich (7th Grade Counselor) Click Here
- Mrs. Colson (8th Grade Counselor) Click Here
- Ms. Johnston (School Psychologist) Click Here
- Ms. Tadie (School Social Worker) Click Here
MissionThe mission of Liberty Middle School's Counseling Department is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential, to overcome barriers that impede learning, to be lifelong learners, and to be responsible citizens in the community through a comprehensive program that meets their academic, personal/social, and college/career needs.2020-21 Information Coming soon.
Guiding Good ChoicesAs children evolve from parent-pleasing little ones, to adolescents yearning for independence, testing boundaries and seeking peer acceptance, this proven effective four-week class offers tips for parents on navigating those challenging years.Warning Signs
Moodiness can be common in adolescents, but if it last for more than two weeks it might be more than normal middle school blues. Here are some warning signs in recognizing depression:
- Loss of sleep or excessive sleep
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Sense of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Noticeable change of behavior
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Decline in performance of work, school, or other activities
- Reckless behavior
- Giving away favorite possessions
- Purchase of guns or pills
- Sudden happiness after prolonged depression
- Preoccupation with death and or dying
- Withdrawal from family and or friends
- Statements like, "You won't have to worry about me anymore," "I want to go to sleep and never wake up"
- Threats of suicide
What to do:
Your role as a parent is to watch for warning signs and seek help. If you are unsure about your child's behavior, speak to a professional at the school or call your pediatrician. Left untreated, depression can lead to other serious problems, including drug and alcohol use, relationship problems, academic troubles, and even suicide.
- Safe 2 Tell: 24-hour phone line, app and email address where concerns about safety can be reported by students, parents, or staff. Calls remain confidential and anonymous.
- Call 1-877-542-7233
- Submit a report online at https://safe2tell.org/
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
- Colorado Crisis Services:
- For a variety of mental health, housing, food bank, and other family support information check here.
- For the schedule for Guiding Good Choices classes for 2018-19., check here.
- For the Navigating the Middle Years newsletter, check here for English, and here for Spanish.
- For the September and October issues of Middle Years, check here for Englishand here for Spanish.
- For the November issue of Middle Years, check here for English and here for Spanish.
- For the December issue of Middle Years, check here for English and here for Spanish.
- For the January issue of Middle Years, check here for English and here for Spanish.
- For help with how to support your child develop good study habits check here.
- Does your child need help with developing time management skills? check here.
- For parent information regarding cyberbullying, internet safety, and other questions you should ask your student, check here.
- Parent tips for responding to cyberbullying, check here.
- Do you have questions about what sexting is? check here.
- For student information for preventing cyberbullying check here.
- Student tips for responding to cyberbullying check here.