Resources for Families
Local Community Services
Benton-Franklin Health Department
Amanda Symmes, LICSW, is a social worker and mental health professional who has offered a helpful outlook in, "Heading to Middle Shcool: It's Going to be OKAY." She writes, "I invite you to reflect on whether you think it is ever okay to be uncomfortable. Naturally, this may not be our favorite feeling. However, growth lives on the edge of discomfort."
The CJMS Counseling Team encourages you to read the linked blog post, talk with and prepare you kiddos over the summer, and know that we are here to welcome them into our CJMS family. Please reach out to us for any additional support you or your student may benefit from.