Parent and Caregiver Resources
Every day is full of possibilities and so is your child! Explore resources to raise kind, resilient and healthy children.
Social and Emotional Learning
As parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first and most important teachers, and play a vital role in their social, emotional, and academic development. At Harrison our school counselors support student development by teaching Second Step lessons, among other supports.
Some children and youth experience stress or trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression and other emotional and mental health challenges. Cognitive behavioral therapy practices and tools can help children and youth build skills to recognize how their feelings are influenced by what they think and what they do. These skills can be useful in dealing with everyday stressors now and as they grow into adulthood.
Mental and Emotional Health Supports
Sometimes chidren and teens may need more support than a teacher, school counselor or caregiver can provide. Colorado now provides FREE therapy sessions for youth and adults. Check out I MATTER to find free therapy sessions. CLICK HERE for local behavioral health resources.
Stop Bullying, Spread Kindness
Harrison School is dedicated to promoting the safety, well-being, and success of children in school and in life. Learn more about how to empower kids and the adults around them by understanding what bullying is, who is affected by it, and what you and your community can do to prevent it.
At the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe kindness starts with one, and there is no "one" better than you—the parent or guardian to the kids in your family—to start a kindness revolution at home.
Edutopia has a variety of articles and videos for parents and caregivers about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.
Did you know that healthy students are better learners? Health habits like exercising daily, choosing healthy foods, getting enough sleep, reducing screen time, and addressing and reducing stress and anxiety can improve learning.
However, youth risk behaviors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy dietary behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drug use are consistently linked to lower grades and less school success. Learn how to lock up your medications and keep any other drugs away from children and teens.
Find more resources below to keep your kids healthy!
School-Based Health Center
Thanks to overwhelming community support, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Cañon City Schools, and Solvista Health have combined forces to offer school-based medical and dental services to students and staff in the Cañon City School District. The PULSE is located at Cañon City Middel School.