Mental Well-Being

Supporting students and families, providing resources for mental well-being.

Free Bear Care Mental Wellness Support Line

The Free Bear Care Mental Wellness Support Line is now available to connect parents to resources that can meet the mental wellness needs of their children ages birth-age 21.

Support Hub

The Support Hub serves as a place for families and community members to access information they may need for essential services. This support provides important information regarding crisis services, basic needs, mental health and well-being, physical health, social emotional learning and more.

Staff & Community Mental Well-Being Series

District staff and families are invited to attend presentations sponsored by the district, in conjunction with district partners, that are focused on mental well-being throughout the school year. Information about each session will be available and linked below no later than one week before each event.

Upcoming 2021-2022 Series Sessions

Completed Sessions

Upcoming Presentations

Virtual ONLY

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Google Meet Link can be found HERE.

The live captioning link can be found HERE.

Topic: Trauma and Attachment: The power of relationships

Healing through relationship - moving beyond trauma symptoms. This presentation will continue the conversation on trauma to help teachers and families connect with children and promote healing. In a busy classroom and home, impacted by ever-changing COVID-19 logistics, and the stress of increasing pressure on communities - this presentation will offer practical guidance to aid school professionals who are caring for students impacted by trauma and families in their every day lives. Much of an adults influence on a child happens through relational connections that instill feelings of safety, confidence, and curiosity to learn and grow. The heart of this presentation will focus on how to use a relational approach to children to promote their learning and mental health. The presentation will also offer practical guidance for how adults can build alliances and work together to support our children.

Speakers BIO: Jenna Kamholz is a Minnesota Licensed Profession Clinical Counselor. Jenna is currently working at PrairieCare Partial Hospitalization Program in Maplewood, MN. Jenna's clinical practice and certifications center around trauma and children's mental health. Jenna is trained in trauma practices and values education and the understanding on how the brain is impacted by traumatic events. Jenna has worked in a variety of different settings including inpatient hospital, schools and partial hospital programs. Jenna's passions include working with children and understanding their world view, while helping families and teachers better understand how children are behaving.

Dr. Asfia Qaadir graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency and subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Qaadir has been an attending physician at PrairieCare since 2016 and assumed the role of clinical director at PrairieCare Maplewood in 2020. She also currently serves as a clinical consultant to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at PrairieCare. Dr. Qaadir has a clinical interest in treating mood, anxiety, and trauma-related conditions, using both medication and psychotherapy. She treats children and adolescents in the collaborative setting of PHP, working within an interdisciplinary treatment team to strengthen and empower families. Dr. Qaadir works with adult patients in her outpatient behavioral clinic.

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Mental Well-Being Newsletter

The White Bear Lake Area Schools Social Work Team publishes a quarterly Mental Well-being Newsletter, "The Bear Facts." See the latest issue here.

Fall 2019
Fall 2018