Preparing for the 2022-2023 School Year
Once again we are approaching the new school year, and kids and parents alike are starting to prepare to return to classrooms. Following two tumultuous years inside and outside of schools and increased prices for essential goods impacting budgets, we wanted to take the time to highlight different resources for families this month. Check out these great links including school supplies, group support, and more.
- Boston Public Schools have posted their School Supply Lists for the upcoming year, follow the link to review them and prepare early! BE sure to explore the family resource section as well.
- This back to school mental health checklist shows many useful tips for returning to the routine of school days and responsibilities.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a free six-week virtual educational and support group called NAMI Basics for parents of emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and teens. Be sure to check out their other family support offerings.
- Parents Helping Parents is a support organization with in-person and virtual parenting support groups as well as a 24-hour support line.
- This site offers a list of free school supply distributers for low-income families in need in the Boston area.
- This guide is another source of major resources for seeking out school supplies if you belong to a family in need.
- The Salvation Army is hosting their 11th annual Back to School Distribution Drive on Wednesday August 18.
- School on Wheels is also completing their yearly donation drive and services for students fighting homelessness.
Please feel free to reach out to us at the Employee Assistance Program with any other resources you feel would be good for this list, or if you have any questions. Have a good month, see you in the fall!