VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid for Parents and Teachers
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
Common signs and symptoms of mental illness in this age group, including » Anxiety » Depression » Eating disorders » Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) • Common signs and symptoms of substance use • How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis • How to connect the person with help • New: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care and the impact of social media and bullying
This program is presented by Shannon Lee at Walker Cares virtually and is open to any parent or teacher. Teachers can get a certificate of attendance for their portfolio.
Registration is required to get the Zoom link! REGISTER HERE
Co-sponsored by the Amesbury SEPAC
Virtual Visits/Reading Time
In this time when many classes are online or socially distancing, the Children’s Librarian would be happy to pop in for a virtual visit! She can read a book, tell a story, or talk about online resources or anything you’d like! Ask her to come visit and we can work out what you want that visit about!
Group Book Clubs
If you have a book club or a class group that needs the same book, we can request multiple titles from other libraries for you! Just let us know the title and how many! Kids/families can come and pick up the books at our curbside pick up here at the Library or you as the teacher can pick them all up!
We are also able to get digital copies of books that can be downloaded by multiple students at one time for free through Overdrive/Libby Please let us know in advance what you will need so that we can access if it is available.
We offer a number of online resources that can be used by your students all for FREE! Visit our “Databases” section on the website.
There are e-books and audiobooks (Tumblebooks and Overdrive), language learning (Mango Languages), reference (Kids Infobits!, Encyclopedia Britannica and Pebble Go!), and downloadable music (Freegal)
Note: Some require library card access
Teacher Book Bags
Teachers and homeschoolers in Amesbury can request a book bag (if you live in Amesbury but teach elsewhere or teach in Amesbury but live elsewhere, you still qualify!). It can be on any topic you need and includes up to 25 books. Bags are checked out for a six week period!
The children’s staff is happy to put together the bag for you, but needs at least a day’s notice to complete a bag. Please email, call, or fill out the form below with your request.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978-388-8148 x618) to order a bag. Please order a few days before it is needed. If you need it more quickly, please call us directly and we will try to accommodate you.
Clare Dombrowski, Children’s Librarian
(978) 388-8148 x618 – email@example.com