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The Pupil Services Office provides training throughout the school year for parents and guardians of students with disabilities. In order to ensure we are providing relevant and applicable training, the district is currently conducting a needs assessment for the next two school years. To complete the survey electronically, you can access the link by CLICKING HERE.  Your responses will help us develop a comprehensive training calendar for parents and guardians of students with disabilities. Thank you for your support in your child's education.

PA Get Help Now
1-800-662-HELP (4357) 
PA Get Help Now, the new toll-free hotline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), is available 24/7 throughout the Commonwealth to help those suffering from addiction find immediate help.

The goal is to help an individual find immediate help through one phone call, saving someone in crisis the struggle of making multiple calls. The hotline is saving lives, as evidenced by the results of its first few days of operation, when it received almost 200 calls and referred those callers for help.

When an individual calls the hotline requesting help, he or she will talk to a person who can provide assistance, including a screening for emergent care, and a direct “warm transfer” to a treatment provider. The hotline is staffed 24/7 by First Choice Health System, Inc., a call center experienced in helping people access behavioral health services. The hotline will be expanded to include an online chat and teletypewriter (TTY) features.

Reports from the call center will be provided to DDAP and shared with Single County Authorities (SCA) and providers. Some general data will be shared on the DDAP website.

This initiative, provided by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, is an additional tool to help individuals and families in need of immediate detox and/or treatment for substance use disorder. It is another example of how Governor Tom Wolf is making the fight against the opioid crisis a top priority in his administration.

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Children and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. The behavior may be verbally, emotionally, physically, financially, or sexually abusive. NCTSN in partnership with Futures without Violence has developed Children and Domestic Violence, 10 fact sheets for parents who may have left—or still be in—an abusive relationship. The fact sheets help families living with domestic violence or its aftermath to learn the following:

  • How they can get help for themselves or someone else in a domestic crisis
  • How they may see their children react to domestic violence
  • How they can best help their children to feel safe and valued
  • How they can help children to develop personal strength

The Children and Domestic Violence fact sheets not only give information, but also specific, hands-on strategies for parents to make and keep their children safe, to help them explore their feelings and share their experiences, to talk to children about domestic violence, to make the most of children’s playtime, to stay connected to preteens and teens, to appropriately comfort and soothe children’s fears, to manage children’s tantrums and aggression, to aid children in an ongoing relationship with an abusive parent, to get more help for your child if things are not improving, and to learn to take handle stress and to come up with a plan for self-care.

#1—How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?
#2—Celebrating Your Child’s Strengths
#3—Before You Talk to Your Children: How Your Feelings Matter
#4—Listening and Talking to Your Child About Domestic Violence
#5—The Importance of Playing with Your Children
#6—Keeping Your Children Safe and Responding to Their Fears
#7—Managing Challenging Behavior of Children Living with Domestic Violence
#8—Where to Turn if You Are Worried About Your Child
#9—Helping Your Child Navigate a Relationship with the Abusive Parent
#10—A Parent’s Self-Care and Self-Reflection



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