Parent Resources:


Ways To Talk to Your  Child About the Coronavirus

  • Talk to your child and answer any questions. This will help you determine how much they know and help you correct any misinformation they may have.

  • Acknowledge any feelings of anxiety, worry, or panic.

  • Stick to the facts, and do not burden them with your anxiety about uncertain scenarios.

  • Seek out positive media.  Watch, read, and share stories about ways people are responding to the virus in collaborative ways to keep communities healthy.

  • Talk through the difference between going online to get informed versus misinformation that can fuel anxiety. Enforce a tech curfew at night and encourage them to take media breaks.

  • Help direct your child’s worry towards things they can do to help stop the spread of the virus. Encourage your child to develop healthy habits to help prevent the spread of the virus, such as washing hands, keeping social distance, and getting enough sleep.




USA Medical Center


2451 Fillingim Street

Mobile, AL 36617


Spring Hill Medical Center

(251) 344-9630

3719 Dauphin Street

Mobile, AL 36608



Providence Hospital

(251) 633-1000

6801 Airport Blvd

Mobile, AL 36608


Mobile Infirmary Hospital

(251) 435-2400

5 Mobile Infirmary Circle Mobile, AL 36607


Family Support


705 Oak Cir Dr. N

Mobile, AL 36609

(251) 602-0909


Lifelines Counseling Services of Mobile is the agency of choice to help people find real solutions to real problems.


Penelope House

The address is withheld for privacy reasons.



Penelope House is an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors and their children. Services offered by Penelope House include advocacy, community education, counseling, on-site medical care, schools prevention education, transitional living, and victims’ support groups. 24-hour crisis line provides prompt counseling, information, and referral services to individuals in abusive and/or violent situations.


Drug Education Council

300 Television Avenue

Mobile, AL 36606

(251) 478-7855


Children and family services. Families participate in substance abuse education and prevention. Provides confidential drug testing procedure for parents who encourage their children to be drug-free.


Feeding the Gulf Coast

5248 Mobile South Street

Theodore, Al 36582

(251) 653-1617

“BullyBlocker” - Bullying text program

205 Government Street

Mobile, AL 36602



An anonymous texting program that allows young people to openly communicate and report bullying incidents to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office. The program will assist with bullying occurring on school buses, on the school campus, after school, church, in the neighborhood, and via social media and websites. The program assists parents, students, principals, and school staff with resolving/addressing bullying behavior. Also, it provides education and awareness to schools and agencies working with youth.

Parents, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

We will get through this together!!!


The Counselor’s Role

Counselors assume the leadership role of managing and implementing the comprehensive counseling and guidance program in their school. Counselors are responsible for the systematic delivery and evaluation of structured developmental counseling and guidance services to all students, individually and in small groups. The counselor may deal with unique or problem-centered concerns which require more privacy or attention than can be accommodated in structured guidance activities. 

During the middle school grades, counselors’ concerns shift to the changing needs of the young adolescent. Middle school counselors focus on helping students to establish, identify, and balance academic, career, and personal/social goals. Efforts, which began in elementary schools, are continued and expanded, although an emphasis is placed on the transition into high school. In addition, middle school counselors help students integrate knowledge of their interests, aptitude, and academic skills into the formation of a high school four-year/six-year educational plan and educational/career planning portfolio for high school and beyond.

Counseling Services Include:

Conduct individual and small group instruction with students.

Find resources and support services for students and their families: i.e., literature, DHR, Mobile Mental Health, etc.
Assist in crisis management planning and related activities; i.e. divorce, death, abuse, neglect, or environmental crisis.
Train teachers to administer test.
Act as a resource analyzing and or assessing testing data.
Use community resources to supplement school-based programs: i.e. Penelope House, Drug Education Council, American Lung Association, etc.
Consult with teachers upon request to get feedback on students and the guidance program.
Adjust counseling activities and schedules when necessary to accommodate other programs and activities.
Hold conferences at times convenient to all participants.
Encourage parents to participate in the school through parent’s newsletters, parent meetings, conferences, etc.
Assist in student recognition activities such as Honors programs.

How does Counseling Complement Learning?

School counseling helps students:

Develop communication skills,
Understand how to accept themselves and others,
Develop appropriate attitudes and behaviors,
Understand the importance of change and growth, and
Become aware of career choices
School counseling helps parents:
Understand how to help their child achieve to his/her own academic, social and emotional potential, and
Select strategies to motivate their child and develop realistic goals.
School counseling helps teachers:
Promote a positive school climate,
Coordinate programs for the staff to use help individual students, and
Utilize community resources


Natasha Overstreet
251-221-5010 ext. 49505