You’re Not Alone: Support for Parents

Join Elmer Barrick, South Middleton school counselor of 15 years, on Zoom for this group for Parents.

The past 14 months have been incredibly frustrating, disappointing, and guilt-ridden for many parents. Parents struggle daily with questions like:

  • Are our kids safe?
  • Are they learning?
  • Am I doing the right things to support them in their loneliness?
  • How can I make up for missed milestones like birthday parties, dances, and graduation events?
If you’ve been wrestling with any of these questions—or questions of your own—join other parents on Zoom on Wednesday, May 5, at 7pm. All parents in our community are welcome to participate.
We will meet with Elmer Barrick, a counselor in South Middleton School District. His bio is below.  We will share the challenges we are facing and our strategies for dealing with them. Elmer will offer suggestions based on what he has seen work with parents and kids of all ages.
If there’s enough need around specific issues we will offer an additional session.

Elmer’s Bio:
Elmer Barrick has been a school counselor in the South Middleton School District for 15 years working at the elementary and middle school level. He graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in School Counseling. Elmer also completed a Counseling Youth at Risk certificate from the Johns Hopkins’ Counseling Program. Prior to working as a school counselor, he worked at a residential program for at-risk youth and at the Holy Spirit behavioral health hospital program. During his time in South Middleton, he has run chess and board game after school clubs and camps to teach critical thinking and social learning. He lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife Hannah and his daughter Ramona.