Shawna M. Shartzer, LCSW
Mrs. Shartzer has responsibilities of conducting risk assessments, assisting with multidisciplinary teams, and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with community partners to provide psychoeducation and general consultation to students, families, and staff in the district. She works closely with program personnel to assure compliance with behavioral plans as students transition into the Barren County School setting from out-of-district school placements. She promotes the development of mental health skills and strategies to empower students to increase their opportunities for overall school success. When students learn to cope with psychological and personal issues that affect their school performance, their behavior and socialization create a safe and efficient school environment.
School counselors Carrie Bunch (BCHS), Jill Leftwich (BCHS), Angie Frazier (BCHS), Michele Gillon (College Street Campus), Nicole Jones (Trojan Academy), Alicia Haley (BCMS), Kelly Pennington (BCMS), Darla Beckham (Austin Tracy), Haley Johnson (Eastern), Michelle Murphy (Hiseville), Sherry Waldrop (North Jackson), Heather Deckard (Park City), Cindy Alexander (Red Cross), Dana Bailey (Temple Hill).
School nurses Sherise Devore (BCHS), Rita Powell (Trojan Academy), Kim Proffitt-Burks (BCMS), Emily Schultz (Austin Tracy), Megan Richardson (Eastern), Tiffany Wyatt (Hiseville) Stacy Allison (North Jackson), Lindsey Huff (Park City),Oleva Burks (Red Cross), Ashley Hunter (Temple Hill).
School psychologists Dan Belding (BCHS, TA, BCMS, Red Cross (1-6), Hiseville (P-6), Bridgetter Wilfert (College Street, Park City, Temple Hill, Red Cross), Ann Epperson (Austin Tracy, Eastern, Head Start, North Jackson.)
Family Resource and Youth Service Center Workers Ashley Moore (BCHS), Shelly Young (Trojan Academy), Jean Anne Emerson (BCMS), Sheila Jones (Austin Tracy), Felisha Montgomery (Eastern), Stephanie Decker (Hiseville), Dana Salley (North Jackson), Kim Nunn (Park City), Penny Huffman (Red Cross), Emily Rich (Temple Hill).
English as Second Language Teachers CJ Fleming & Iseala Furlong
Teacher for Vision Impaired Sondra Reece
Teacher for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Logan Brooks
(NOTE: Below are resources that may be helpful to you. Please understand, I am NOT recommending or endorsing, it is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether or not it is appropriate for your situation.)
Licensed Clinical Therapists:
Alliance Counseling Associates 270-678-4801, 104 Reynolds Road Glasgow, KY 42141, Fax: 270-678-3866
Associates in Counseling & Psychology 270-393-9833, College Street, Glasgow, KY 42141
Barren River Area Safe Space 270-659-0823, 1-800-928-1183, 102 West Front Street, Glasgow, KY 42141
Bluegrass Professional Counseling 270-696-3181, 103 West South Street, Munfordville, KY 42765
Crossroads Pregnancy Center 270-651-2299, 1-800-712-4357, 123 East Washington Street Glasgow, KY 42141
Family Options, Inc. 270-659-0035, 108 Ensminger Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141
Family Works 270-746-6600, 200 South Green Street, Suite 302 and 303, Glasgow, KY 42141
Glasgow Pediatric Healthcare 270-651-9696,301 Professional Park, Glasgow, KY 42141
Heart Cry for Hope Christian Counseling, 270-629-5090, 108 East Wayne Street, Glasgow, KY 42141
Hope Harbor 270-659-3033, 200 South Green Street, Suite 202, Glasgow, KY 42141
LifeSkills, Inc. Care representatives Hilary Meredith or Liana Sandlin at 1-270-901-5999 can transfer you to triage for a phone screening if in need of a crisis plan with follow up appointment and/or if need child or adult crisis based services. Barren Service Center is at 608 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY. Phone number is 1-270-651-8378 and fax is 270-651-9248 if you are already receiving services and just need to make an appointment. Adult walk-in clinic is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:30-9AM. Children’s Crisis Unit number is 1-270-901-5000 ext. 1242 at 501 Chestnut Street, Bowling Green, KY 42103. Adult Crisis Unit number is 1-270-843-4357 or 1-800-223-8913 at 822 Woodway Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Puckett Counseling 270-629-6373, 213 Reynolds Road, Glasgow, KY 42141.
Turning Point Counseling 270-659-2823 Fax:270-659-0534,105 East Water Street Glasgow, KY 42141.
Dr. Jeffrey Zellers 270-651-8378 at 608 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY 42141.
Dr. Hyatt 270-651-7070/270-384-2499 910 Columbia Avenue, Glasgow, KY 42141
Dr. Louis Mudd 720 2nd Avenue Suite 300, Bowling Green, KY, 42101
Dr. Mrinal Mullick/Dr. Charu Raghuvanshi 270-843-1199 1035 Porter Pike, Bowling Green, KY 42103
Dr. David Kapley/Dr. Janice Bunch 270-793-0869/270-782-1146 611 Old Morgantown Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101
LifeSkills 270-651-8378 at 608 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY 42141
Dennis Psychological Services 270-651-2816 1010 Glenview Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141
Dr. Bruce Fane & Dr. Daniel McBride Associates in Counseling 270-393-9833
Dr. Rick Grieve Western Kentucky University 270-745-2695 (IQ-$75), (IQ & Learning Disability $150), (MMPI $75), (Full Personality, IQ, ADHD, Depression, & Achievement $250)
Arc of Barren County Volunteer-based membership organization made up of individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens, and professionals in the disability field. email@example.com. (270) 659-0802
A Shoulder to Cry on For widows, widowers, or anybody that has lost a loved one. Anna 270-991-3616
Bariatric Support Group For people in the process of having bariatric surgery or already had the surgery. The meetings are held every third Monday of the month. Megan Asberry 270-659-5945
Bereavement Support Group For people who have lost loved ones. 270-651-4430. Meetings at TJS Health Pavilion.
Grandparents Support Group Tammy Lindsey 270-651-1327
Oncology Support Group Amy Stephens 270-659-5893
Sweet Nothings Group For people who have diabetes and for their families. Melissa Waldron 270-781-8039, ext. 158
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) allows students to meet weekly and on special occasions to share their faith in each of our Barren County Schools. FCA is for any student, and empowers students to instill hope. This program allows students an opportunity to pray together, study the Bible together and interact socially with each other. If you are interested, simply contact your school to get information on how to join this fellowship. Most of the meetings begin around 7AM.
Grief Healing Support Emails:
Coping Skill APPS:
stop, breathe & think
virtual hope box
oak meditation (apple only)
- Alcohol Help line 1-800-ALCOHOL
- Alzheimer's Disease 1-800-438-4380
- Adult/Child Abuse 270-651-8396, 1-877-597-2331,1-800-4-A-CHILD https://prdweb.chfs.ky.gov/ReportAbuse
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 1-800-233-4050
- Brain Injury Foundation 1-800-444-NHIF biausa.org
- Cancer National Resource 1-800-4CANCER cancer.gov
- Community Resources Available dial "211" helplinecenter.org
- Cocaine Help Line 1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)
- Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-7233, 270-659-0823, 1-800-928-1183
- Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline 800-662-HELP
- Ecstasy Addiction 1-800-468-6933
- Eating Disorders Center 1-888-236-1188
- Gambline Help line 1-410-332-1111 ncpgambling.org
- Grief Recovery Help line 1-800-445-4808
- Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse) 1-800-477-4111
- Incest Awareness Foundation 1-888 -547-3222
- Indigenous Women Resource Center 1-855-649-7299 niwrc.org
- LGBTQA National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)
- National Center for Learning Disabilities 1-888-575-7373
- Missing & Exploited Children Hotline 1-800-843-5678
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- Panic Disorder Information Hotline1-800- 64-PANIC
- Post Abortion Trauma 1-800-593-2273
- Project Inform HIV/AIDS 1-800-822-7422, 1-800-342-2437
- Runaway Safeline1-800-786-2929
- Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity 1-800-321-2066 sadh.net
- Sexual Assault 270-659-3033, 270.846.1100,1- 800-656-HOPE (4673), 1-888-PREVENT
- STD Hotline 1-800-227-8922
- Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255, 1-800-850-8078 (LGBTQA specialist)
SELF REGULATION STRATEGIES:
"My tone of voice is nurturing and confident instilling hope that you will be successful. My facial expression is reflective of “I believe in you and I won’t give up on you”. My posture tells you that you are worth my time. My eye contact and eye level will help support you until you believe in yourself. My listening ears are here for you until you understand yourself."
Physical Activity Strategies: movement break, walk to get a drink of water, take bathroom break, ask student to run an errand, standing instead of sitting, using a stress ball, chair yoga, going to gym, going outside, other classroom exercises, progressive muscle relaxation techniques.
Sensory & Grounding Strategies: red hots, sour candy, ice cubes, wash hands/face, look at pleasant photo, listen to music, smelling different scents, touch a smooth stone or marble, pet a stuffed animal, rub a soft blanket. Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste.
Relaxation & Mindfulness Strategies: deep breathing, belly breathing, box breathing, 5 finger breathing, do nows, bell ringers, counting, check & connect, drawing, writing in journal, talking to someone, positive self-talk interventions, meditation, guided visualization.
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fears and apprehensions. One of these days is Yesterday. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word said. Yesterday is gone. The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn. This leaves only one day, Today! We can fight the battle of just one day at a time.
When you ______________________________________.
(explain the situation or what happened in your own words)
(use feeling words: frustrated, bothered, scared, disgusted,
worried, sad,aggravated, hurt, embarassed, nervous, lonely,
anxious, bitter, abandoned,inadequate, confused, awkward,
(provide a reason or personal belief about the situation)
Therefore, I would ask_______________________________.
And I, in turn, would be willing to_______________________.
Is that acceptable to you or do you have another suggestion?
TOUCH YOUR THUMB TO YOUR INDEX FINGER:
(Now think about healthy fatique after exercise)
TOUCH YOUR THUMB TO YOUR MIDDLE FINGER:
(Now think about a warm embrace)
TOUCH YOUR THUMB TO YOUR RING FINGER:
(Now think about the nicest compliment you ever received)
TOUCH YOUR THUMB TO YOUR PINKY FINGER:
(Now think about the most beautiful place you have ever been)
Common Defense Mechanisms (Just tell the truth, honesty is still the best policy):
- Rationalization: logical but false explanations
- Projection: attribute your unacceptable ideas and impulses to others
- Denial: reject or deny reality
- Reaction Formation: avoid facing unpleasant truth by acting opposite to the way you feel.
- Compensation: offsetting a defect with a real achievement
- Identification: instead of being yourself you imitate someone you admire
- Fantasy: using fantasy to dull the pain of reality
- Regression: regress to a childlike state when in trouble
- Isolation: separate from the emotions associated with an event
- Displacement: hostile feelings are vented against safer people rather than against those who caused the feelings
- Undoing: when feel guilty can undo guilt by acting in a manner that reflects the reverse of this act.
Cognitive Distortions (rewire your negative thinking by finding times when you would usually be doing these, but you're not, and reward yourself):
- All or Nothing Thinking: If performance falls short of perfect, you see a total failure.
- Overgeneralization: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
- Mental Filter: You pick out a single negative detail and obsess on it so that your vision of all reality becomes darkened.
- Disqualifying the Positive: You reject positive experiences by insisting they “don’t count.”
- Jumping to Conclusions: You make a negative interpretation even though there are no definite facts that support your conclusion. Like Mind Reading when you conclude that someone is reacting negatively to you and you don’t bother to check this out. Or like The Fortune Teller Error when you anticipate that things will turn out badly and you feel convinced that your prediction is an established fact.
- Magnification, Catastrophizing or Minimizing: You exaggerate the importance of things or you shrink things until they appear not important.
- Emotional Reasoning: You allow your emotions to tell you that you feel it, so it must be true.
- Should Statements: You try to motivate yourself or others with guilt saying should, or shouldn’t, must, ought, etc...
- Labeling & Mislabeling: Attaching negative labels that are generally not factually descriptive.
- Personalization: You see yourself as the cause of some negative external event, which in fact, you were not primarily responsible for.
for taking moments out of your day
to offer a smile, positive word, or helping hand to your
youth service centers,
family resource centers,
site base council,
and your community.
Please take note that though you
may not always realize it,
you are appreciated for every
helping hand and smile that you
share in the hallways of
Barren County Schools
and in your community.