Friends and Family,
I know that the past week has been difficult for many us in our community. I want to offer my prayers and heartfelt concern for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We have been through so much and yet we still have a long road of recovery ahead of us. Milne Elementary would like you to know that we are here to support you in any way possible.
It is important that we keep in mind the emotional distress of our children during this difficult time. Even when the water has receded the trauma will remain. Every child reacts differently to a crisis. I encourage you to talk with your kids about their feelings (or draw), emphasize your family’s safety, keep things hopeful, and monitor their exposure to adult conversations and media.
I urge you to check out the following resources to assist with talking to our children during this trying time.
The SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
If your family is in need of shelter or donations please let us know. Please reach out to me via email (email@example.com) or twitter (@MReyna5) for assistance. In addition, the American Red Cross offers free assistance: Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746.
Furthermore, below are links to various outlets for assistance with housing and donations.
Mariana Reyna, School Counselor
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We have moved!
Wharton Village is located at 1101 Taft St., just north of Gregory Lincoln Education Center near the corner of West Dallas and Taft streets.
¡Nos hemos mudado!
Wharton Village está ubicada en 1101 Taft St., al norte del Centro Educativo Gregory Lincoln cerca de la esquina de las calles West Dallas y Taft.