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Health and Wellness

Lisa Kantor
Director
Health and Wellness
303-387-0260

Staci McCormack
Coordinator
Prevention & School Culture
303-387-0087

Colette Hohnbaum
Coordinator
Intervention & Support
303-387-0207

Celia Flanigan
Coordinator
Nursing Services
303-387-0266

Laurie LaComb
Coordinator
Healthy Schools
303-387-0029

Betty Baptista
Coordinator
Medicaid Reimbursement Program
303-387-0227

Gina Burnett
Administrative Assistant
Health and Wellness
303-387-0260

Health and Wellness
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides help for students who live in any of the following situations:

 

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accomodations
  • "Doubled up" with friends or relatives because their family cannot find or afford housing

The DCSD Homeless Liaison provides assistance with:

  • Accountability for educational services in accordance with federal mandates
  • Case management of homeless students
  • Resource to school staff and training
  • Community resoource referral information

The DCSD Homeless Education Program provides assistance with:

  • Program enrollment
  • Transportaion to school of origin
  • Free lunch
  • Back pack and school supplies
  • Resource referrals

♦ Rights of Homeless Children and Youth

♦ Rights of Students Displaced by Disasters

Resources for Families and Youth

211 Colorado
Dialing code for free access to health & human services information & referrals

Shelters

CCH- Colorado Coalition for Homeless
Emergency Services/ Motel Vouchers
2111 Champa Street
303-293-2217

 

Crisis Center
303-688-8484
http://thecrisiscenter.org/
Domestic violence services

 

Family Tree
Family Tree provides a broad range of services and shelter to families and youth of metro Denver
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (303) 420-6752
Homelessness Programs Hotline: (303) 467-2604
www.thefamilytree.org/

 

Housing Information

Family & Senior Homeless Initiative
Provides first month’s rent & deposit for qualified homeless families and seniors
http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/USW/www_usw_colosocialservices.nsf/

The Douglas County Housing Partnership
303-784-7857
Home buyer education, housing referrals, foreclosure mediation, down-payment assistance
www.douglascountyhousingpartnership.org

Douglas County Veteran’s Affairs
303-663-6200
http://www.douglas.co.us/community/veterans/
support for veterans and their families, emergency assistance

 

Food/Clothing

Parker Task Force
Serving Parker, Elizabeth and Franktown; food bank and emergency assistance
www.parkertaskforce.org 303-841-3460

Douglas/Elbert Task Force
Emergency assistance, food bank, clothing/household items
www.detaskforce.org 303-688-1114

SECOR
720-842-5621
http://secorcares.com/food-market/
Food bank, emergency assistance

 

Valley View Cares
303-794-6481
http://www.valleyviewcc.net/valleyviewcares
food bank serving Roxborough and west Highlands Ranch

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society/ St. Francis of Assisi
http://www.svdpcr.org/index.shtml
Food bank twice a month

 

Fresh Harvest Food Bank
720-381-6169
http://freshharvestfoodbank.org/
Food bank, clothing, wellness packs

Medical/Employment

Douglas County Human Services
Food stamps, Medicaid, emergency assistance, energy assistance, child care assistance and financial support
www.douglas.co.us/humanservices/
303-688-4825

Arapahoe/Douglas Works
Employment and job search assistance; training
www.adworks.org
Castle Rock: 303-688-4825 X5037
Greenwood Village: 303-636-1160

 

Tri County Health Department
720-200-1514
http://www.tchd.org/291/Women-Infants-Children-WIC
Immunizations, WIC, Family Planning, Birth Certificates

 

Douglas County Libraries
http://douglascountylibraries.org/
GED prep/ testing, adult ESL, literacy programs

 

Douglas County WrapArounD
303-688-4825 x5327
Youth and family resources, facilitation for families with complex issues

Doctors Care
Medical care on a sliding fee scale, can include the Doctor’s Care program, lab services, hospital inpatient care, prescriptions
www.doctorscare.com 303-730-1313

 

All Health Network
303-730-8858
http://www.allhealthnetwork.org/
Mental and behavioral health, addiction resources, counseling

 

Unaccompanied Youth Shelters

Urban Peak

1630 S. Acoma Street
Denver 303-777-9198
www.urbanpeak.org

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
http://www.naehcy.org/

Comitis Crisis Center
Serving children, teens and young adults.  24 hour crisis line, 24 hour emergency walk in service and counseling
303-343-9890

 

 

The DCSD School Medicaid Reimbursement Program receives reimbursement through the State of Colorado's School Health Services program. The State of Colorado's School Health Services Program allows school districts to seek reimbursement from Medicaid for health-related services provided to Medicaid-eligible students who have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan). Medicaid claiming for health-related services given at school does not diminish a child’s Medicaid* benefits in other settings. Per Colorado Medicaid law, Medicaid reimbursements to school districts are used to support health-related services, programs, equipment, supplies, and education to improve and enhance health and wellness for all students in Douglas County School District. Douglas County School District School Medicaid reimbursement funds currently support:

  • School Nursing Positions
  • Mental Health coordination and programatic support
  • Emergency health-related funding for uninsured and underinsured students
  • Health-related materials, equipment and supplies
  • Health-related staff development
  • Health-related resources funding for schools
  • Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Outreach and staff training

Directory Release: Board Policy JRA/JRC authorizes directory release of information for the School Medicaid Reimbursement Program’s eligibility match.  

Medicaid Parent Consent Form (English / Spanish)
Medicaid Annual Parent Notification Form (English / Spanish)
 
 
*Colorado's Medicaid Program is now called HEALTH FIRST COLORADO.  DCSD is a Certified Application Assistance Site for Douglas County School District families.  To make an appointment to apply for medical and dental coverage for your child, please call Brenda Arakaki, DCSD's Medicaid Reimbursement Specialist, at 303-387-0267.   You may also apply online at Colorado.gov/PEAK .  For more information about applying for Colorado Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), please click here.

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The Healthy Schools Department believes that healthy and happy students perform better! Current research proves that students who eat nutritious foods, exercise daily, sleep enough, have stress relieving strategies, and work in a safe learning environment perform better. We live in a world where a strong foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core subjects is still as important as ever, yet by itself is insufficient for lifelong success.  

In DCSD we use the whole child approach to learning, engaging studewnts, and community involvement.  This model works by supporting all students using the 10 components of health, utilizing our learning communities.  In the end, our goal is that students feel safe, healthy, challenged, supported, and engaged.

DCSD Healthy Schools presents: Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age

March 15, 2017, Douglas County High School  Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00 PM

Film will be followed by a moderated discussion

Tickets: $5 - Watch trailer and register here:  www.screenagersmovie.com or here Screenagers

 

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ABOUT THE FILM

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Screenagers website link (watch the trailer)

As seen on Good Morning America

As seen as on PBS

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace video, author of of Start with Why

 

Visit our blog at: Healthy Schools Blog

Healthy Valentine's Ideas  LINK

Through the Healthy Schools Department, schools can receive the following services:

 

  • Creating Healthy Schools Teams
  • Building School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) at each school that meets the needs of the culture and climate of each school.
  • Creating Student Led Health Teams
  • Mindful Life School Program
  • GoNoodle
  • Implementing Healthy Rewards/Snacks/Birthday Treat Policies
  • Increasing Physical Activity (PA) Before, During, & After School
  • Healthy Fundraising
  • Resource Lending Library for school wellness
  • Great Body Shop Curriculum
  • Learning Landscapes Toolkit
  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs
  • American Heart Association Jump Rope for Hearts/Hoops for Heart
  •  Fuel Up to Play 60
  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs

Safe Routes to Schools

Research proves that walking to school gets the brain ready for learning! Please take advantage of DCSD's Safe Routes to Schools maps found on https://www.dcsdk12.org/safe-walk-routes.

Contact Us

Coordinator
Healthy Schools
 
Facilitator
Healthy Schools
 
Office number: 303-387-0029

 

View the 2015-2016 Health and Wellness Report

 

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