• These challenging times have taught us the need to practice mindfulness, self-care, and mental wellness. If we collectively practice compassion, patience, understanding, and kindness, we will rectify our child’s emotion of feeling lonely, or angry. Our Social-Emotional Learning takes place weekly at scheduled times. Students and parents are welcomed to join our circle as we practice what we preach in the class. 

    My SEL schedule for your children are posted in the Google Classroom along with my Google Meets Link

    You can access dates and times of my SEL lessons by following this link: 
    https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=efwma.org_6mi9gn8ucfrm1uu500njl1bajg%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago 

    Below are the surveys that come directly to me. 

    • The first survey is for families in need of emotional support: https://forms.gle/kTFuaQwN4hW4NmiC7
      This form will not be shared with anyone at EFWMA. It will only be viewed by the psychologist and master social worker we have partnered with to help provide support to our community.
    • The second survey is a survey for parents who are in need, have lost their jobs, or work as first responders: https://forms.gle/yQb1BZ1Unq7tCHC29
    • If you have any questions about social-emotional learning or if you would need support with setting SEL goals for yourself or your family, you can contact me at adriane.yarclay@efwma.org or complete the SEL Referral form by following this link: https://forms.gle/ucNZ7jUjtcEKcwi7A 

    If you would like to sign up for next parent support group, please complete the following form: Parent Support Group Sign Up

     

    Below are the biographies of the psychologist and master social worker who have stepped up to help us with families in need of support:

     Dr. Jessica Batts, Psy. D., LCDC, PLLCJessica Batts obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and has had a private practice in Fort Worth, TX for the last five years. She is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and her treatment focus is on education, prevention, healthy coping skills, and wellness. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults that are historically underserved. She is passionate about working with individuals who have varying cognitive, academic, social, and emotional challenges. 

    Her experience researching the needs of the community, and finding sound, reasonable solutions to these problems, has afforded her the opportunity to work with mental health courts in Dallas and Tarrant County. In 2010, she managed a Jail Diversion Mental Health program with the Specialty Mental Health Courts in Dallas, TX, where she provided case management and group services to individuals charged in Misdemeanor, Felony, and Competency Court cases. She found that the criminal justice system became a revolving door for untreated mental health conditions, increasing the likelihood of incarceration, homelessness, and failing to complete probation successfully. This led her to begin working with historically underserved populations during internship and post-doc. She believes that if an adolescent can be educated, supported, and given healthy coping tools, it may decrease the likelihood of them ever offending and being lost in the criminal justice system. 

    Her current practice provides individual and family sessions on Dual Diagnosis, Grief, and other clinical disorders. She believes that healing comes from inner strength, community support, and learning how to be kind to yourself. 

    Jessica Batts, Psy. D., LCDC (12362)
    5601 Bridge Street, Ste. 300 
    Ft. Worth, TX 76112  
    Ph: 682-292-8413
    drjessicabatts@yahoo.com

    Courtney Young Licensed Master Social WorkerCourtney Young is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Texas A&M University-Commerce. Courtney has over 20 years of extensive history working with individuals who suffer from mental health including substance use disorders. Courtney Young is currently the Program Manager of the Tarrant County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) and the Tarrant County Public Safety Employees Treatment Court (PSETC) where he assists individuals involved in the criminal justice system. He has been employed by the Criminal Courts Administration for more than 15 years. Courtney facilitates groups to defendants who have been court-ordered to complete a Drug Offender Education Group as a result of a drug-related offense. He also held both administrative and direct practice positions at the Child and Family Guidance Center (CFGC) in Dallas Texas. While working at CFGC he served as the Program Manager for programs geared towards providing services to individuals and families who suffered from mental health disorders. Courtney brings to Tarrant County his experience working with children, adults, and families who struggle with mental health disorders, substance use, and symptoms. His experience brings a perspective from both inside and outside the criminal justice system. 

    Courtney Young received the Joel Bennett Recovery Award in April 2017 from the Texas Association of Specialty Courts for his work and commitment to helping individuals who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. 

    Courtney Young, Licensed Master Social Worker
    5601 Bridge Street Suite 300
    Fort Worth Texas 76112
    469-438-7756 (Mobile)
    817-492-7001 (Fax)