Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

We are reminded in these days that our HOPE is in the Lord!  He is with us during this time as He is each and every day.
During these uncertain days, we can be certain God is with us, and hears our prayers.  Our School Psychologist, Mr. Brent Holt, recently sat down with our LAPS and SAS Administration team:  Principal Lisa Cinadr, Assistant Principal Chris Dziedzicki, and Preschool Director, Mrs. Catherine Mitchelle to collectively provide some insight,  tips, and social-emotional resources for our students and families to help us all navigate our social-emotional health and stay well during this time.  We are praying for you!



Recommended Books For Children During This Time

Our School Librarian, Mrs. Pagan, and Mrs. Mitchell, our LAPS Director, assembled a list of recommended books for children dealing with stress/ anxiety. Many are available online. Please note that the Medina Library also has books that can be checked out online during this closure period.

Picture Books for Children dealing with Stress/ Anxiety:

Ruby Finds a Worry, Tom Percival

Wemberly Worried, Kevin Henkes

Black Dog, Levi Pinfold

Fraidyzoo, Thyra Heder

When Worry Takes hold, Liz Haske

Me and My Fear, Francesca Sanna

Wilma Jean, the Worry Machine, Julia Cook

Ready for Anything, Keiko Kasza

Scaredy squirrel, Melanie Watt

The Koala Who Could, Jim Field

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, Emily Gravett

Is a Worry Worrying you? Ferida Wolff

Hey Warrior, Karen Young

Thank Goodness for Bob, Matthew Morgan

The Worry Box, Suzanne Chiew

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? Jayneen Sanders

The Huge Bag of Worries, Virginia Ironside

When Lions Roar, Robie H. Harris

The above recommended titles can be found online, many for free.

Social-Emotional and Mental Health Online  Resource Articles

Covid19 Educational Resources

Mental Health and Teens


Managing Stress


Protecting Your Family’s Mental Health


Talking with Your Children


Tips for Handling Work and Kids During Isolation


Additional Local  Resources

Counseling Resources

Alternative Paths Incorporated
Private, non-profit agency that provides an array of
outpatient behavioral healthcare services.
246 Northland Dr., Medina, OH 44256

Avenues of Counseling & Mediation LLC
Private practice offering mental health counseling for
children, adolescents, adults and couples, divorce &
general mediation, chemical dependency counseling
and adult psychiatry
230 S. Court St., Suite 5, Medina, OH 44256

Child Guidance & Family Solutions
a medical specialty practice that provides
emotional, mental and behavioral health services and
programs to children, adolescents, and adults.
Torrie Giovinazzi
18 N.Forge Street
Akron, OH 44304

Cornerstone Comprehensive Psychological Services
Core clinical services include individual, family and
group psychotherapy for a wide range of
psychological problems
221 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

Evolve Academy (was CFIT) 330.636.4213
222 South Broadway St., Medina OH 44256

New Horizons Counseling LLC
Addiction Treatment
750 E. Washington St., Medina, OH 44256

New Leaf Counseling Services, LLC
Specialties: Dual Diagnosis, Child or Adolescent Mood
3511 Center Road, Suite AB
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Oaks Family Care Center
Provides emotional, spiritual, educational and
material support to any Medina County resident
dealing with family, pregnancy, lifestyle, and welfare
4196 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212

Solutions Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Full service, comprehensive, outpatient behavioral
healthcare organization that provides services for
children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.
246 Northland Dr., Medina, OH 44256

Strongsville Family Counseling
Services are to help individuals, couples and families
to remediate personal struggles, such as depression,
anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, blended family
issues, addictions and sexual abuse, and improve
communication between couples and families
through counseling.
10750 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136

Strongsville Psychological Services
Private practice providing counseling and assessment
services to individuals and families facing mental
health challenges.
14843 W. Sprague Rd., Suite A, Strongsville, OH 44136