Franklin's Office of School Wellness supports all members of the school community. We are most concerned with helping students to learn and meet their personal potential. We know that students thrive in a space where parents, teachers, staff, and the entire community are also supported.
The OFFICE itself was formed to help manage a number of federal grants targeted at improving behavioral health outcomes. The work continues with a blend of funding from the district budget, state and federal grants. We rely heavily on collaboration with our community partners in Franklin.
Office of School Wellness includes Intervention Counselors at each of the three schools, a Student Assistance Program Coordinator to focus on prevention efforts and substance use/abuse counseling referrals, and School Counselors who focus on the academic progress and social-emotional needs of all students. Keep scrolling below for names and contact information for staff.
SCHOOL means all of us! While we provide direct services to students, we also support the teachers, staff, and other helpers within the district. We know that students do better when families are stable and supported, so we help connect families with supports both inside the school system and in the community.
WELLNESS means the things that make us whole. Not limited to emotional or physical health, wellness also includes social, personal, financial, occupational (educational), intellectual, and financial components. Click here to learn more about the NH Department of Education's Wellness Framework and each of these components.
SUICIDE IDEATION AND SELF HARM RESOURCES: includes school district protocols and policies, links to access help when in a crisis, and resources for education and supports
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT TEAM: meets the third Friday of the month... come join us!
MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR BEHAVIOR in Franklin Schools
Counselors' VIRTUAL break room: created by Franklin High School counselors, this bitmoji counseling office is a fun way to find resources and links to learning about your health and wellness needs
PARENTING SUPPORTS: parenting classes, support groups, and more offered by our local partners
ADDICTION AND VAPING: school district response protocol, links to help quitting
YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY: from the 2019 survey at Franklin High School and Franklin Middle School
SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY: see the summaries from the 2019 surveys to staff and families
RESOURCES: more links to supports for students and their families for everything from food and basic needs to behavioral health supports
NH's Children's System of Care: The NH Children’s System of Care (CSoC) was formed to improve the lives of children and youth in the Granite State by guiding families and professionals through a network of resources and assistance while building awareness and political support among state leadership. With an approach that is culturally and linguistically competent and trauma-informed, CSoC strives to create a network of individuals and agencies that can share ideas and information in a coordinated, community-driven fashion that addresses the real needs of youth and families across the state of New Hampshire.
OFFICE OF SCHOOL WELLNESS STAFF CONTACTS
Barbara Slayton, LICSW
Coordinator of School Wellness
603.934.3108 ext 4415
Please reach out to any one of us for help with basic needs, behavioral issues, family issues, substance use concerns, or anything that impacts learning