Connected Community Wellness Screen provides emotional wellness check-ups for teens right at school.
For information on Connected Community Wellness Screen, please email Samaritan Counseling Center wellness screen program coordinator Jen Parsons.
Wellness Screen E-newsletter: June 2017 issue — Spotting Grief in Teens
Jen Parsons, BA
Wellness Screen Program Director
Jen has 10+ years experience working with youth and adults in various roles within the mental health setting. Jen is proud of the Connected Community Wellness Screen program mission, as the main focus is on early identification, intervention and connection to supportive community resources for any mental health concern that a student may be struggling with. Jen’s role consists of being a resource for community partners, school districts as well as parents. Jen and her family are a part of the Kaukauna School District, where her daughter began attending in 2016. “I am so proud that this program is within many districts in this region, and I am excited that mental wellness is becoming a part of each school’s overall culture.”
Please contact Jen if you would like to become a partner in providing this program to your students, or if you would like to donate to its cause.
(920) 886-9319 ext. 122
Stephanie Jansen, SW-IT
Site Coordinator/Case Manager
Jessie Laurent, MS, LPC-IT
Jessie is an onsite clinician with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Jessie is from Waukesha, WI and has an undergraduate degree in psychology. She will graduate in May 2017 with a master’s degree from Alverno College in counseling, with an emphasis on working with children and young adults dealing with a variety of mental wellness concerns, including anxiety and ADHD. Jessie has many years of experience working with children, families with disabilities, and mental health behaviors in Milwaukee County and the Fox Valley. She has interned with Catalpa Health and Samaritan Counseling Center and has a passion for working with individuals of all ages and families.
Lauren Macheichok, BS
Lauren is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. She is from Mauston, WI. Lauren has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she majored in human services leadership and minored in psychology. Lauren is passionate about mental health and genuinely enjoys working with people.
Tamara Marquardt, CSW
Site Coordinator/Case Manager
Tamara is a site coordinator/case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Tamara is from Appleton and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Tamara chose the field of social work, because she has a genuine desire to help people. She is passionate about celebrating the successes people encounter and even more passionate about being present in the struggles that people sometimes go through. For her, it is important to extend the hand of hope to others.
Emotional wellness is a continuum – just like physical wellness. Sometimes you’re very healthy; sometimes you’re less healthy.
For teens, emotional wellness includes the ability to cope with emotions and handle stress. Poor emotional wellness can put a teen at risk for suicide.
You may wonder whether your teen’s emotional struggles are typical or something more serious. Wellness Screen helps you figure that out. It gives you a chance to help your teen before emotional needs become severe or, for some, life-threatening.
Just like vision and hearing, emotional wellness is a major factor in your teen’s academic success and quality of life – your teen’s ability to “BWell2Excel.”
You must provide consent for your teen to be screened. Your teen also assents to the screening.
If your teen’s screening indicates that your teen might have an emotional wellness need, a Wellness Screen staff member will contact you. If all is well, you will not hear from Wellness Screen.
You may contact Wellness Screen staff at any time with questions.
Note: Connected Community Wellness Screen makes no diagnoses or treatment recommendations. We inform parents about possible needs and connect teens with professionals who can assess them appropriately.
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