Wellness Center News
January 2022 Newsletter
Students can be seen at the Wellness Center by Ms. Shoshana our Nurse Practitioner, or Ms. Vero, our School Based Counselor. To schedule an appointment, please call (206) 326-2141.
Kindness Alliance Meeting – a social justice group.
Meets after school every Wednesday. Groups led by Ms. Vero and Ms. Shoshanna.
To sign-up, please visit: “After School Programs” on the Aki Kurose website.
Relationships can be full of fun, romance, excitement, intense feelings, and occasional heartache, too. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, remember that it’s good to be choosy about whom you get close to. The keys to a healthy relationship are respect, honesty, trust, equality, and good communication.
Think about the qualities you value in a friendship and see how they match up with the ingredients of a healthy relationship. If you’re already part of a pair, make sure the relationship you’re in brings out the best in both of you. If you’re wondering whether your relationship is healthy, click here: loveisrespect – healthy relationships.
Mindfulness Activity: Relaxing to Music
Mindfulness (being completely present in the moment) is a powerful tool that teens can use to manage many challenges in life. Research indicates that when teens consistently practice mindfulness, it lowers rates of anxiety and depression, and leads to better sleep, stronger relationships and increased self-awareness.
Try this Mindfulness Activity:
Click on the link below and listen to the song. Instead of focusing on the lyrics, pay attention to the music itself. What instruments do you hear? Is the song loud or soft? How does the music make you feel?
We are at record numbers of Covid-19 cases. On January 3rd the Food and Drug Administration cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster dose for children ages 12 to 15. It still is important to wear a mask, socially distance, avoid large groups, and wash your hands. The good news is the Covid-19 vaccine is here. The vaccine is now available for students 12 years old and up at the Aki Kurose Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, please call (206) 326-2141. To learn more about the Covid-19 vaccines, click here: Seattle King County Covid-19 Vaccines
Wellness Center Staff
- Shoshana Mirel – Nurse Practitioner
- Vero Sage van Leuven – Mental Health Counselor
- Lisa McDonald – Program Coordinator
- Marcelene Dorian-Richardson – Health Educator