Social Emotional Health

Every adult, at some point, is going to get upset with a child. At times, we can handle it. Other times, we may feel like we will lose control. The next time you are feeling overwhelmed and about to flip your lid with a kid, remember to PAUSE. Here are 5 easy steps for regaining balance and control. The PAUSE tool will help you approach a situation and help your child in a calm, productive way. You’ve got this! All materials on this page were created by our Early Childhood Traum-Informed Collaborative.

PDF DocumentPAUSE flyer

Stress and challenging experiences are a normal part of life for all families. Sometimes these experiences can feel overwhelming or challenge a child's ability to see the world as a safe and predictable place.

Information Tool: PDF DocumentYour Child: How Stress Impacts Brain Growth, Development & Behavior 

Everyday Gestures: How You Can Help a Child Heal

PDF DocumentHealing at Home
PDF DocumentFor Infants and Toddlers
PDF DocumentFor School-Aged Youth
PDF DocumentFor Teens
PDF DocumentIn Healthcare
PDF DocumentIn School
PDF DocumentIn the Community

(Ask any of these providers about free or low-cost services for eligible families.)

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (Infant Mental Health Services) for children 0-6.
Call 734.544.3050 or 800.440.7548.

University of Michigan Infant and Early Childhood Clinic for children 0-6. Call 734.764.0231.

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County Call Behavioral Health Services at 734.926.0155 or 734.971.9781.

University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) at 734.764.9466.

Ele’s Place grief support for children. Call 734.929.6640.

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311