School Counseling

Our Mission

To provide proactive comprehensive support to address students’ social, emotional, and educational needs. This happens with the help of parents/guardians, teachers and the community to help all students succeed in school and as life-long learners in our ever changing world.
 
Our Counselors
Karen Koronko, MA
970-243-1771 Ext. 1123
[email protected]
 
Sarah McBroom, MA
970-243-1771 Ext. 1125
[email protected]
 
Office Hours
School Days 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday's by appointment only
 
Students are welcome to ask their teacher or aide to contact the counselor during the school day to schedule an appointment. Families are welcome to make an appointment with their student's counselor by calling the front office at (970) 243-1771 or by contacting the specific counselor by email.
Mental Health Information
 
​Reaching out and asking for help can include not only the school counselor but other trusted adults and organizations for mental health or crisis support.  Many location and national resources are available for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How to Respond to Traumatic Events
 

Traumatic events are an experience in life that effects each person in their own way.  There are many resources online and this is just one that has some good information.  The attached handouts also provide additional information on how to help your child as well as yourself deal with trauma in your life.  Please reach out to the school counselors if you would like additional information.

 

https://www.riversidecc.org/services-for-communities/riverside-trauma-center/

 

How to Talk to Children about Traumatic Event Materials
Colorado Crisis Services 844-493-TALK (8255)

This service provides confidential and immediate support for anyone in crisis.  A crisis could be struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, relationship struggles, stress, bullying, depression, anxiety and other concerns you may have.
Click on "TALK TO SOMEONE"
 
Text: TALK to 38255
Safe2Tell 877-542-7233

Safe2Tell is a completely anonymous service to immediately send your tip to 911, school security and the administration.  This is a safe way to report a number of issues such as bullying, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, sexual assault, assault, eating disorders or a school shooting threat.
 
Download: The Safe2Tell app from the Apple or Google Play app store.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Free and confidential support for those who are having suicidal thoughts.  This is prevention and intervention resource for those who want to help themselves, a friend or a family member in distress as well as this is a support service for mental health professionals.

Visit: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org and click “CHAT”
Crisis Text Line Text 

This service will connect you with a trained crisis counselor allowing you to text anonymously.  Counselors will help those who text them remain calm and safe until they get further help.
 
Text HOME to 741741
Mind Springs Health Local Crisis Line 888-207-4004
 
24 hours a day and seven days a week support for a mental health crisis situation. This number can also provide information about local services.
 
Signs of Suicide Parent Portal

We are excited to announce that Caprock Academy is utilizing a brand new resource, the SOS Signs of Suicide Portal, as a part of our school-wide suicide prevention efforts. Log in to this free educational site for information on warning signs and risk factors for youth suicide, access useful resources, and to learn more about the key message all students will learn: ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). You can preview the video your student will watch and take an anonymous online mental health screening on behalf of your child.

To access this mental health resource, visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org and enter:
Username: caprocka-par
Password: caprockSOS