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Some students struggle with controlling their impulses in class, and often disrupt the learning environment with inappropriate behaviors such as talking, getting out of this or her seat, or interrupting the teacher during the lesson.  Distractions can interrupt the learning of other students, and coordinated behavior strategies implemented at school and in the home go a long way in preventing off-task behaviors. 

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Bad Conduct, Defiance, and Mental Health

School Behavior: Awareness, Empathy, and Skills


Going through a divorce can be a difficult process for all involved. Experts and parents who have been there say that with good communication, effective planning, greater awareness of problems that might arise, and time to iron out the difficulties, families can emerge with positive, supportive relationships and kids can be successful in school, too. 


Dealing with Divorce


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Kids, Divorce, & School Success

What a Kid Needs During a Divorce





Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior, that involves a real or perceived power difference. The behavior is often repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Individuals who are bullied, and who bully others, may have lasting memories and difficulties related to their experiences. There are three types of bullying: verbal bullying, physical bullying, and social or relational bullying.

For more information and resources related to bullying, see the links below.

Stand up to Cyberbullying

Top Tips for Kids: Bullying

Dealing with Bullying



Self Injury


When a parent learns that their child is harming themselves, it can be a very emotional and confusing time.  It is important for parents to regulate their emotions and react by taking these actions seriously.  Self-harm is a coping skill that should only be removed once healthy coping strategies are taught and implemented.  Numerous therapists in the community specialize in working with those who self-harm. See a school counselor for more information.

Washington County Mental Health Response Team


Self Harm



As children go through changes, whether they be in the home or at school, they can experience a sense of loss or frustration that can lead to anger if their emotions are untreated or not addressed.  When dealing with youth who experience problems with anger, it is essential to realize that anger comes from pain. 


Anger Management


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Dan Siegel - "Flipping Your Lid:" A Scientific Explanation

How to Get Control When you have "Flipped Your Lid"


• Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.7
• 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.8 


Eating Disorders


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If you, or someone you know, has been thinking of suicide, help is available and recovery is possible. Start by learning the warning signs, and do whatever you can to get you, or someone you care about, the help they need.

Suicide is preventable. Despite the common misconception, talking about suicide openly is one of the most helpful things you can do for a person.


Suicide Prevention


Visit the following links for more information.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The JED Foundation

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education


The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Following are some online resources for mental health. Please contact the counselors at THS for local mental health resources. 

Visit the following links for more information.

National Insititute of Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Active Minds: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Tigard School-Based Health Center – Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center


School Based Health Center



Abuse is a very serious problem that happens to our students, whether it be through violence, neglect, or sexual trauma.  Counselors are mandated reporters, which means that if we hear about abuse, we must report the abuse immediately to the Department of Human Services. 

Below are some resources if you or your child has been exposed to abuse.

Break the Cycle

Child Help


Child Welfare Information Gateway

That's Not Cool: Teen Digital Dating Violence



How to Help Children Cope with Trauma:

  • Listen to how they're processing the event
  • Prepare to answer the "why questions simply and tailored to a child's age
  • Protect them from traumatic media coverage
  • Model the response you want to encourage
  • Crisis/Trauma/Violence

Visit the following links

 for more information.

Mental Health and School Safety