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Academic Assistance
MERIT classes - Grades 6-12
Elementary reading programs - Grades K-2 and 3-5
Elementary math program - Grades 3-5
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The Support Network 

 

Good mental health is critical to children’s success in school and life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Left unmet, mental health problems are linked to costly negative outcomes.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years. Examples include stress, anxiety, taunting, family problems, depression, eating disorders, and alcohol/substance abuse. Serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, are on the rise, particularly among youth. Unfortunately, estimates of up to 60% of students do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma and lack of access to services. Of those who do get help, nearly two thirds do so through their school. 

A Christian school is uniquely equipped to assist students through some of these challenges.  Every staff member at ELCA is a professing follower of Jesus Christ which means that they are indwelt with the Holy Spirit.  One of the many attributes of the Holy Spirit is His ability to counsel.  Therefore, each staff member at ELCA is equipped  to assist students through emotional difficulties.  In addition to these lay-counselors, ELCA has a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is professionally qualified to assist students with any of the aforementioned mental health issues as well as unmentioned ones.  Finally, ELCA partners with several counseling services throughout the South Metro area to further intervene with clinically diagnosed students. 

Through these resources, the focus is prevention, intervention, positive development, and regular communication between school and families. More importantly, though,  the goal is to glorify God. He is the Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), Great Healer (Psalm 103:3), Eternal Helper (John 14:16) Restorer of the Broken-hearted (Psalm 147:3) and Keeper of Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3).  Our staff is committed to assisting our students and their families by pointing them to the only ONE who can truly meet their needs.

The Support Network at ELCA

The Support Network at ELCA is comprised of the following people:
 
  • Richard Allen
  • Holly Capp
  • Luisa Duren
  • Martha Fairley
  • Chuck Gilliam
  • Jacob Hearn
  • Anna Ivey
  • Rick Jones
  • Grace Lee
  • Susan Loach
  • Derrick Mason
  • Robert Riddick
  • Rachel Williams
  • Angie Yancey
 
Members of the Support Network represent a school-wide commitment to improve mental health recognition and to provide beneficial resources in supporting students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or eating disorders. We are excited to discover more ways to impact our students to ensure their positive well-being. 
 
Mrs. Holly Capp,  Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Initiatives in connection with the Support Network

 

Indirect Counseling

Bible Class – financial planning, inductive studies, worldview formation, mentoring, sex education,abstinence, social justice, rebellion, risk-taking, mental health, etc.

Accountability groups

Chapels on living victoriously, peer relations, social media, vaping, honesty, integrity

Leadership seminars (such as SLI)

Wilds’ 4-day Spiritual Retreat

Professional Counselor's classroom presentations on body image, self image, anxiety, healthy friendships, harassment/bullying, emotional regulation, healthy habits, pornography, technology, organization, and more.

 

Self Esteem Building

Awards ceremonies

Whitewater rafting for seniors

Peer accountability groups

Wilds’ ropes courses/hikes

Life Time Sports class

 

Life Preparedness/Career Readiness

Guidance Counseling - Mr. Teague

Personality inventory for life skill strengths

Disney Senior trip (learning to navigate independence)

Transition lectures for middle and high school students

Orientation for rising seniors and their parents discussing college/career requirements upon graduation

World Impact Mission trips

Safe Driving lectures/classes

Lower school parent articles

 

Staff Development

Book study

Continuing Education on mental health, physical health, spiritual health, cultural diversity

 

Cultural Diversity

Diversity Council

Historic excursions

Curriculum integration

Grace Week

Taste of ELCA

Classroom discussions

Chapel integration

 

School Cohesiveness

Grade level overnight trips (Rock Eagle, St. Augustine, Wilds, Disney, Holyland Experience, Creation/Ark Encounter, Washington DC)

Mission trips

Academic/cultural multi night excursions

Senior Rafting trip

Pep rallies

Student council

 

Crisis Intervention

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Holly Capp

Diversity Liaison, Grace Lee

School Resource Officer, Mike Haralson

Licensed Nurse, Linda Payne

Concealed-carry staff members

Onsite active shooter training for faculty and staff

Regular drills with students for emergency preparedness (tornado, fire,active shooter, etc.)

Eagles Landing Counseling Center (licensed professional counselors)

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provider with any questions you may have. 

If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).