My name is Kenya Bohn, the new counselor here at Los Pen Elementary. The home of “No Excuses University.” I am coming into my twenty first year in education, seventeen years here in Poway. Previously a history teacher, I came to love the social emotional parts of a students learning and growth. I am a mother of a young and wonderful son, who is in his third year at the university. A mindfulness teacher, and a huge STAR WARS fan.
I look forward to this upcoming year and getting to know, play and learn with the wonderful students and staff here at Los Pen, where everyone thrives and works together.
Anxiety separation supports:
As we enter a new school year, and for some entering school for the first time can create separation anxiety. Being apart from parents and care givers can cause anxiety. Here are some tips to help young children with time away from home.
In supporting children, having a routine and schedule helps to provide children with a sense of calm because they know what to expect in the moments ahead.
“Why Are Schedules and Routines Important? Studies have documented that schedules and routines influence children’s emotional, cognitive, and social development. For example, predictable and consistent schedules in preschool classrooms help children feel secure and comfortable. Also, schedules and routines help children understand the expectations of the environment and reduce the frequency of behavior problems, such as tantrums and acts of aggression.”
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Important Phone Numbers
|The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-TALK|
|The Access & Crisis Line San Diego||1-888-724-7240|
|The Crisis Text Line||Text HOME to 741741|
|San Diego region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services. A local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.||211|
|The Trevor Project (supporting LGBTQ)||1-866-488-7386|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-7233|
|Child Abuse Hotline||1-800-344-600|
|California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text.||1-855-4AParent|