Contact Information:

For additional information regarding Special Education and Student Services please contact:

 

Deb Cook Westfahl
Student Services Coordinator 
and School Psychologist

414-351-7380 x1061

 

Sue Berndt 

Student Services Assistant

414-351-7380

 
More Resources

 

How To Talk With Your Child About Violence

When violence occurs, children might feel confused or worried. These are normal responses. So when/how do we talk to our children about the tragic events throughout the world or in our community?  

 

When to have a conversation:

  • depends on the age of the child or their awareness of a situation 

  • monitor a child's behavior for any “out of the ordinary” behaviors

 

Children may worry:

  • that the event could happen to themselves or a loved one;

  • that they could be separated from someone they love or be left alone;

  • about their safety or that of their loved ones.

 

The Child Development Institute suggests five ways to talk about
violence with children:

  1. Let your child know that they are safe.

  2. Allow your child to ask questions.

  3. Turn off the news around your child.

  4. Explain that violence is never a solution.

  5. Tell your child ways they are safe.

 

Source:  
https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/

 

Additional Resources:

Talking to Your Children About the Recent Spate of School Shootings (American Psychological Association)

Talking to Your Child About Tough Topics (Children's Hospital)

Five Ways to Talk with Your Child About Violence (Child Development Institute)

 

Reading

Growing Wisconsin Readers

 

Mental Health Resources

NASP Families

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  Facts for Families

North Shore Health Department

REDgen (local community action group, promoting balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families)

National Alliance on Mental Illness  - NAMI Greater Milwaukee (414-344-0447)

 

Resources for parents of children with special needs

Southeast Regional Center

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

Children's Dyslexia Center of Milwaukee - tutoring

 

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

The Partnership for Drugfree.org

North Shore Health Department

REDgen

 

County Services

Milwaukee County Resources

  • Mental Health Crisis Line (24-hour emergency information) 414-257-7222

  • Survivors Helping Survivors Support Group.  414-276-3122

  • Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT). 414-257-7621

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness  - NAMI Greater Milwaukee 414-344-0447

 

Social-Emotional Development:

Social Emotional Learning: Parent Toolkit

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Information:

DPI-WI Youth Suicide facts

NASP - Preventing Youth Suicide: Parents and Educators

REDgen (local community action group, promoting balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

 

Intervention

HOPELINE  - Text “HOPELINE” to 741741   
http://www.centerforsuicideawareness.org/services/hopeline/about.html

http://www.centerforsuicideawareness.org/

800-273-TALK (8255)   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

 

 

Who Can I Contact for Assistance?

Jeff Bohacek, Guidance and Counseling

414/351-7380 x1058

 

Deb Cook Westfahl, Student Services Coordinator
414/351-7380 x1061

 

Laura Witkov, Indian Hill Principal   
414/351-7390 x2015  

 

Tom Holtgreive, Maple Dale Principal
414/351-7380 x1013 

 

Indian Hill School
1101 West Brown Deer Rd., River Hills, WI, 53217

414-351-7390

4K/JK Morning:  8:15 am - 10:50 am

4K/JK Afternoon: 12:15 pm - 2:50 pm

5K/SK - Grade 3:  8:15 am - 2:50 pm ​

Maple Dale School

8377 North Port Washington Rd., Fox Point, WI 53217 

414-351-7380

414-351-8104 (fax)

Grades 4 - 8:  
8:25 am - 3:35 pm

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