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  • A Message from Old Adobe Union School District Counseling Team

    Dear Old Adobe Union School District Community:

    The counselors at Old Adobe Schools understand that this is a challenging and unprecedented time for all of us. This is a message to let you know that we are offering resources, guidance and support to help our valued OAUSD community. Our thoughts are with you through this time.

    In times of uncertainty, it is normal to experience a multitude of feelings that may come and go throughout the day. This rollercoaster of emotions is completely normal and to be expected. We encourage families to help each other find words for these feelings and emotions, and to express them in healthy ways.

    We understand that the information we are all receiving about COVID-19 is changing daily. This constant influx of information can cause anxiety for all of us. Please remember that you are not alone in this. We are a unified community and are facing these challenges together.

    Our District Counselors have worked together to create resources and strategies to help you and your family cope through this time. We encourage you to use the tools offered with your family to find a comforting sense of control during a time when things feel so uncertain.  

    Your OAUSD Counseling Team

    Becky Toft, MS, LMFT
    Loma Vista Immersion Academy

    Beki Long, MA, PPS
    La Tercera STEM Elementary School
    Sonoma Mountain Charter Elementary School


    Karen Clem, MA, PPS
    Loma Vista Immersion Academy

    Kim Buksa, MA, LMFT
    Sonoma Mountain Charter Elementary School

    Tara Hayes, MA, PPS 
    Miwok Valley Elementary Charter School 

    Kelly Musca, MA, PPS 
    Old Adobe Elementary Charter School
    Miwok Valley Elementary Charter School
     

     

     *Please feel free to reach out to us with any particular questions or concerns through emails on our "Meet The Counselors " page.


  • For Emergencies:
    Call 911. Sonoma County 24-Hour Crisis Line 707-576-8181

    National Suicide Hotline 
    1-800-273-8255. Crisis Text Line 
    Text HOME to 741741

  • 5 Ideas to try while spending time together at home

    1. SHARE stories of your childhood; children love to hear about when their parents were their age!

    2. GET your hands in the dirt if you have a garden or an empty flower pot hanging around. Connecting with nature has a way of taking the mind off negative thinking, reducing anxiety.    Enjoy this video of    NATURE SOUNDS to help you feel instantly relaxed!

    3. PRACTICE mindful breathing together.

    4. ENJOY reading together, discuss what each others books are about. 

    5. CREATE and serve a  meal together. 

     

    VIDEOS for RELAXATION and FOCUS