Student Parent Support/Bridge to Community Resources

Groups and Events

Student Parent Support hosts programming specific to the interests and needs of the students we serve. We host both family-friendly events and events for Student Parents. Chat N' Chews (social times for Non-Traditional Students with provided refreshments), Movie nights for student families, Lunch N Learns (guest speaker on a specific topic with refreshment provided), and Wellness Wednesdays (weekly event focused on mental, physical, and social-emotional wellbeing) are some of our main programming mainstays. On this page you will find some of the resources that have been distributed in connection with events. 

 If you would like to get on our email list to learn about future events, please email us at SPSC@stcloudstate.edu.

 

Severe Weather Family Information

Severe Weather Family Information

Emergency Supply Kit

This document, part of the “Keeping Minnesota Ready” program from the state of Minnesota, contains a list of items that would be helpful to have on hand (and ideally in a centralized location) in the event of any number of emergencies which might affect your area.  This document is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

My Phone List For Kids

With its bright colors and large font, this handy document will provide your child with a list of phone numbers they can call in the event of an emergency.  It also provides a place for you and your child to write instructions for where to go in the event of an emergency.  This document is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Playing it Safe: Weather Preparedness

This coloring, puzzle, and activity book is chock full of great information about how to stay safe in extreme weather events.  It is provided courtesy of the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management.

 

Owlie’s Skywarn Weather Book

This coloring book has lots of information about how to stay safe in many different types of severe weather events like thunderstorms, tornadoes, and winter storms.  There are lots of interesting facts about each, as well!  This document is a publication of the National Weather Service’s Owlie program.

 

Sam the Disaster Horse

From the city of Bothell, WA comes “Sam the Disaster Horse: Tornado Safety,” a coloring book which tells the tale of a horse who knows how best to stay safe in case of tornadoes.  With great advice and lots of space to fill in with crayons, pencils, pen, or markers, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  There are other “Sam the Disaster Horse” tales, as well, featuring:

  • Earthquake safety
  • Lightning safety
  • Flood safety

 

Flood Safety Checklist

Information about how to prepare living spaces for potential flooding conditions can be found in this document, which is provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Phone List Sheet for Parents

Similar to the list for kiddos, this sheet provides a handy place to write down emergency contact information.  This document is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Evacuation Checklist

While we hope it never happens, sometimes people are forced to evacuate from their living spaces.  This “Keeping Minnesota Ready” document contains a checklist of items you will want to remember to take with you should the need arise.  It also includes information about how to make a reunification plan for you and your family for after the evacuation order is lifted.  This document is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Business Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Being prepared is not something that is only for home; businesses need to have emergency plans, too!  This handy sheet, part of the “Keeping Minnesota Ready” program, provides tips, recommendations, and information about how to ready your place of business in the case of an emergency.  This document is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Severe Weather Awareness 2020

A collaborative effort by folks at the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, FEMA, and the National Weather Service, this slide set provides information about the statewide campaign to raise peoples’ awareness of how to stay safe in the event severe weather approaches and impacts their area.  There is valuable information about how to receive weather alerts, how to interpret warning sirens, how to practice in local tornado drills, how to remain safe in heat, and much, much more.

 

Tornado Safety Information

This flyer contains two pages of information about how to stay safe in the event a tornado approaches your area.  It is provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Vehicle Heat Safety

Each year, children, animals, and adults fall victim to extreme heat inside vehicles.  Learn how to prevent this type of tragedy in this document, which is presented by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

 

Vehicle Ready Kit Checklist

You may have already checked the road conditions before you set out on your trip, but have you checked to see if you have necessary supplies?  This flyer, presented by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, provides a convenient list that includes many items that will come in handy, regardless of your trip’s length. 

 

Wireless Emergency Alerts

This flyer, provided by the Minnesota office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, gives an informative rundown of what Wireless Emergency Alerts are and how they are used by various local, regional, and national authorities to keep people safe.

 

Keeping Kids Safe

Presented by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, this guide serves to give parents and guardians of children tips on how to keep little ones safe during different types of emergencies.

The National Weather Service Weather Woodles

A book for parents and kiddos to explore together, featuring lovable characters named the Woodles who learn about different types of weather phenomena.

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Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - This week’s wellness handout focuses on ways to prepare for finals, ideas to kickstart your summer, and how to navigate your thoughts or feelings about missed celebrations or the end of the semester. Parents can find special words of encouragement along with summer activities to do with your child. Lastly, don't forget to check out this week's relaxing activity where you can create your very own mandala. 

Wellness Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - This week’s topic focuses on navigating the job market, as well as ideas for incorporating moments of gratitude in your life. For parents, you can find creative ways to celebrate birthdays or other milestones with your children at home. If your child is experiencing sadness or other difficult emotions, check out the story time video for a book reading that can help children understand their emotions and identify strategies to feel better little by little.

Wellness Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - This week explores conflict management and setting boundaries at home, as well as staying active in meaningful ways throughout the day. Learn progressive muscle relaxation to destress through engaging and releasing your muscles. This week's parent's corner talks about the importance of flexibility and how to make food preparation fun with your child.

Wellness Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - This week’s topic focuses on the importance of social-emotional health and provides resources to integrate into your everyday routine. Learn the relaxation activity of the week, mindfulness, which uses breathing and meditation techniques to be more present in each moment. Don't forget to check out the special section for parents that includes ways to occupy your child's attention so you can find time for homework, as well as mental health activities to do with your child. 

Wellness Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - This week’s handout provides tips for managing your time while working remotely and how to incorporate healthy coping strategies amidst change. Gain a fresh perspective with this week's relaxation activity of yoga. Parents can learn ways to talk with their child about COVID-19 and activities to do together at home.