Entries by Megan Melvin

Tips For Parents to Promote Social Emotional Health In Youth

This month, in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness, we’d like to provide tips for parents to help keep their kids mentally and emotionally well. It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs: nutritious food, warm clothes when it’s cold, bedtime at a reasonable hour. However, your child’s mental and emotional […]

JCMF Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser

With the help of our amazing volunteers, program coordinators and peer helpers, over 1,500 poinsettias were delivered to schools and businesses in Baldwin County this week! A special thank you to Field in Bloom Nursery, Inc. for the beautiful plants!

Peer Helpers Program Coordinators Receive RAVE Award at the Alabama School Counselors Association Conference

Congratulations to 16 of the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation’s Peer Helpers Program Coordinators who received the RAVE Award at the Alabama School Counselor Association luncheon that was held during the Alabama Counseling Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama November 14-16, 2018. RAVE, which stands for Recognition of Accountability, Verification, and Excellence is a state-award given to […]

Ways To Keep Your Child Learning During The Holiday Break

The holidays mean a well-deserved break from homework and daily tasks but before we know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don’t let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. […]

Foley Middle Anti-Bullying Assembly

  Foley Middle School Peer Helpers recently held an assembly to talk about the dangers of bullying.  The committee consisting of Kayleigh Sherman, Jackson Zabala, Kiana Nielson, Bryce Ridenour, and Catherine Gutherie worked with the Student Government Vice President and Officer Lebron Williams to encourage students to be up standers and not bystanders. The Peer […]

Shatter The Silence: Community Suicide Awareness Event

Suicide is a word not easily spoken and we wanted to start the conversation. The Shatter the Silence event that was held on September 11th brought communities together, built awareness around suicide and mental health, and provided resources for parents, teachers and community members.Thank you to all agencies and schools who were represented. We want […]

Back To School: Mental Health Tips for Parents

Heading back to school is an exciting time for children and families, but changes in schools, teachers, friends and routines can also make it a stressful one. Did you know that children spend more than 1,000 hours at school? Mental health conditions can affect any person regardless of age, gender or income. Below are some […]