Barren County School District Mental Health Coordinator

Shawna Shartzer                                                         

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 clinical 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.

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Guidance 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/or 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).

Barren County District Autism Team  Dan Belding, Kathy Burris, Molly Caswell, Ann Epperson, Whitney Mouser, Stephanie Smith, Debbie Walton, Bridget Wilfert.

(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 Healthy Kids Clinic 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 schedule your first appointment and transfer you to triage for a phone screening if in need of a crisis plan.  Barren Service Center is at 608 Happy Valley Road, Glasgow, KY. Phone number is 1-270-651-8378 and fax is 270-651-9248. 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. For services due to active visual/auditory hallucinations call 1-270-901-5000 and contact Lisa Wolfenbarger ext. 1214 and/or Lindsey Young ext. 1260. Fax: 270-781-8646. Address: 328 East 10th Avenue, 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.

Kentucky Employees' Health Plan for Mental Health and Substance Use  https://personnel.kygove/Pages/livehealth.aspx.  For expenses use your WageWorks VISA Healthcare card.  Substance Use Disorder telephone resource line available 24/7 at 1-855-873-4931.  Free doctor and therapy visits through LiveHealth Online Medical, Psychology, and Psychiatry 1-888-548-3432 or livehealthonline.com. See page 22 on 2019 Handbook.  "Rethink" beginning January 1, 2019 a free benefit to support those caring for children with learning or behavioral challenges.  Log in to KEHP.rethinkbenefits.com using enrollment code KEHP.  Call 1-800-714-9285 for assistance in signing up or for questions.

Psychiatrists

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

Psychologists

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)

Support Groups:

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. arc@glasgow-ky.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

KY SPIN Parent Center  statewide project funded by Department of Education to provide training, information and support for children and youth (ages 0-26), their parents, families, and professionals to link to valuable resources that will empower them to live productive fulfilling lives. Our Barren County Respresentative is Hope Daughterty (606)354-2483, (606) 354-3349 email: hope@kyspin.com

Spirituality

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:

www.crowfuneralhome.com/grief-and-healing/365-days-of-grief-support

Coping Skill APPS:

stop, breathe & think

virtual hope box

inside timer

oak meditation (apple only)

breathe2relax

calm (school staff enter email address and it's free)

 Hotline Numbers:

  • 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.

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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.   

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"I" Statement:

When you ______________________________________.

(explain the situation or what happened in your own words)

I feel___________________________________________.

(use feeling words: frustrated, bothered, scared, disgusted,

worried, sad,aggravated, hurt, embarrassed, nervous, lonely,

anxious, bitter, abandoned,inadequate, confused, awkward,

disorganized etc...)

Because I________________________________________.

(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?

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Relaxation Technique:

TOUCH YOUR THUMB TO YOUR INDEX FINGER:

(Now think about healthy fatigue 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)

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Common Defense Mechanisms (Just tell the truth, honesty is still the best policy):

  1. Rationalization: logical but false explanations
  2. Projection: attribute your unacceptable ideas and impulses to others
  3. Denial: reject or deny reality
  4. Reaction Formation: avoid facing unpleasant truth by acting opposite to the way you feel.
  5. Compensation: offsetting a defect with a real achievement
  6. Identification: instead of being yourself you imitate someone you admire
  7. Fantasy: using fantasy to dull the pain of reality
  8. Regression: regress to a childlike state when in trouble
  9. Isolation: separate from the emotions associated with an event
  10. Displacement: hostile feelings are vented against safer people rather than against those who caused the feelings
  11. Undoing: when feel guilty can undo guilt by acting in a manner that reflects the reverse of this act.

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Cognitive Distortions (rewire your negative thinking by finding times when you would usually be doing these, but you're not, and reward yourself):

  1. All or Nothing Thinking: If performance falls short of perfect, you see a total failure.
  2. Overgeneralization: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.
  3. Mental Filter: You pick out a single negative detail and obsess on it so that your vision of all reality becomes darkened.
  4. Disqualifying the Positive: You reject positive experiences by insisting they “don’t count.”
  5. 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.
  6. Magnification, Catastrophizing or Minimizing: You exaggerate the importance of things or you shrink things until they appear not important.
  7. Emotional Reasoning: You allow your emotions to tell you that you feel it, so it must be true.
  8. Should Statements: You try to motivate yourself or others with guilt saying should, or shouldn’t, must, ought, etc...
  9. Labeling & Mislabeling: Attaching negative labels that are generally not factually descriptive.
  10. Personalization:  You see yourself as the cause of some negative external event, which in fact, you were not primarily responsible for.

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“Thank You”

for taking moments out of your day

to offer a smile, positive word, or helping hand to your

peers,

family,

students,

teachers,

custodians,

physical therapists,

teacher's aids,

administrative assistants,

occupational therapists,

nurses,

cafeteria workers,

youth service centers,

migrant program

counselors,

social workers,

bus drivers,

speech therapists,

coaches,

AmeriCorps,

mentors,

school psychologists,

parent/teacher councils,

maintenance workers,

technology office,

family resource centers,

administrative staff,

volunteers,

site base council,

substitutes,

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.                                            

 

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