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Mental Health

Schools are uniquely positioned to provide social-emotional support to students dealing with stress, mental health problems, trauma, bullying, family change, and learning challenges.

Our School Psychologist and School Social Worker are trained to offer mental health services and understand school systems and learning, as well as how behavior and mental health impact children’s overall well-being and academic functioning. 

Mental health supports offered in schools include but are not limited to:

  • Building trusting connections with each student and their family
  • Providing individualized and classroom social-emotional skill development for students
  • Direct consultation and linkage to appropriate community resources for families
  • When further supports are warranted, connecting families to school linked mental health services or other outside mental health supports

Mental Health Contacts

carol wekesser

CArol Wekesser

School Psychologist

Carol.Wekesser@district196.org
Voicemail: 82758

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Alisha Kaul

School Social Worker

Alisha.Kaul@district196.org
Voicemail: 84822

Ms. Kaul's Virtual Office

Connection is key!

Conscious Discipline is the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) framework used at Oak Ridge.  These videos give a brief introduction to Conscious Discipline and how families can use it at home.

What is Conscious Discipline?

Simple Strategies to Use at Home

Connecting and Noticing

Talking about COVID-19

Information provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Thoughts, Emotions and Coping with Stress

Resources