LCCTC Counseling Newsletter

Mrs. Yingst and Mrs. Flowers

Week of April 27th, 2020

CoVid 19 Updates from the Counseling office

  • We hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe. It is also our hope that you are settling into and becoming familiar with the online platforms utilized by the Lebanon County CTC and your sending school district. If you have questions about program assignments or log ins, please reach out to your CTC Instructors.
  • Your CTC School Counselors understand that this is an uncertain time. We hope to be a support for your academic and mental health success. We will be updating the Lebanon County CTC’s Counseling Corner with resources that focus on key areas in relationship to academic, social/emotional and college/career planning.

Resiliency Tips

  • Label your feelings- “When you name, it you tame it.”
  • Be aware of what you can and can’t control
  • Do something enjoyable- use your favorite safe and healthy distractions!
  • Take brain breaks- go for a walk, work on a puzzle, listen to a podcast (Our favorite is Mike Rowe’s “The way I heard it”)
  • Humor can boost anyone’s mood and helps alleviate stress
  • Active coping- create a plan during stressful moments that includes defined goals and a to do list.
  • Acceptance- while this situation is less than ideal, the sooner it can be accepted the sooner creative actions can be implemented.

 

How to Contact Us

As always, we can be reached by email, additionally, we can be contacted during our scheduled office hours Monday through Friday, from 8-9am & 12-1pm via Google Voice. Mrs. Flowers can be reached at kflowers@lcctc.edu, google voice phone number is 717-673-8340. Schools: Cedar Crest, ELCO, Palmyra and any private high Schools. Mrs. Yingst can be reached at eyingst@lcctc.edu, google voice phone number is 717-673-8315. Schools: Annville- Cleona, Lebanon and Northern Lebanon high Schools.

Fun Fact of the week: The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people.

In Crisis or not doing ok? Please contact crisis at 717-274-3363 or your local police department as well as making reports on Safe 2 Say, https://www.safe2saypa.org/.

 

Time Management