School doors may be closed, but my virtual office is open
Brianne Mancini, LCSW
Psychiatric Social Worker
News and Updates:
Welcome back to school! These certainly are unprecedented times and starting the school year in a full distance learning format is a new concept to us all! I want to express my most heartfelt welcome and am so incredibly happy you have landed yourself in my virtual office. As I said, this is new to us all, so be sure to check back here often, as this page will continue to develop and grow, as I add more resources and information. For now, have a look around my virtual office. If you would like me to connect with you, please find your way over to the OFFICE HOURS link and submit your information in the form.
Have you met Mr. Flores? If not, he is our Restorative Justice teacher at Sylmar Charter High School. Mr. Flores and myself are teaming up this year to present community building circles in your digital classrooms. If we happen to stop by your classroom, please feel free to chat to me directly and I can lend any support and answer any questions you may have. Teachers, if you would like for Mr. Flores and I to facilitate a community building circle in your class, please feel free to contact either one of us via our district emails to inquire further.
Helpful Mental Health Tools, Strategies and Resources for the Week
"Happier with Gretchen Rubin" was named one of Itunes top podcasts in 2015. In the first 10 minutes of episode #273, she talks about getting grounded by connecting to your five senses. This is an extremely helpful technique used to boost your calm and focus through your five senses, when feeling distracted or uneasy.
Need some good news in your life? Good News Network is a website created for just that, good news. This website has over 21,000 positive news articles from around the globe. Their motto? "Good news itself is not in short supply; the broadcasting of it is."
The reading this week comes from the website, Addicted 2 Success. It is a quick but helpful read, especially if you are motivated by words and those that have demonstrated the power of positivity and happiness. Enjoy!