Consistent with the mission of Community Academy, the Emotional Support Team (EST) is dedicated to responding to the social and emotional needs of the children who attend our school. EST staff addresses personal issues that have affected students in a safe, supportive environment. Our goal is to ensure that students have the most positive and successful school experience possible.
American Academy of Pediatrics Articles
1.Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events
What We Do
Prescribe and Monitor Medications
Group Counseling (i.e. Affect Management,
Social Skills, Grief Support, Teen Parent Support)
Coordinate Outside Services and/or Referrals
Provide Consultation for Parents and Teachers
Provide Staff Development Workshops
Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS Student & Parent Resources
We care about you and want to make sure you have the supports you need to be successful in school and in life. CAP has an in school emotional support team of counselors and social workers ready to assist. You can contact one of them for guidance and support. Still need more? Here are some outside supports in the community that can help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Crisis Response Center:
Worried you might hurt yourself or someone else?
Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center
3300 Henry Avenue
Falls Center 2, Suite 3N
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Outpatient Mental Health Support:
Feeling sad, nervous or angry and need to talk to someone about it?
8220 Castor Avenue 8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19152 Philadelphia, PA 19111
Northeast Treatment Centers Warren E Smith Community Mental Health Center
499 North 5th Street, Suite A 1315 Windrim Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123 Philadelphia, PA 19141
Drug and Alcohol Inpatient/Outpatient Support:
Concerned you are becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol?
1100 Adams Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Sexual Abuse or Assault Supports:
Do you have a history of sexual abuse or assault?
1617 JFK Boulevard Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
LGBTQ Specific Supports
Would you like to be connected to a space that is supportive of LGBTQ Youth?
The Attic Youth Center
255 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Additionally, please find some resources selected by our School Counselors for speaking to your children about traumatic or current events here:
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Talking to Students about Violence (National Association of School Psychologists)
Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events (Anti-Defamation League)