Resources

California Youth Crisis Line: Statewide Common challenges facing youth: Depression, Self Harm, Runaway/Homeless, Suicide, Bullying, LGBTQ support, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Teen Pregnancy, Dating / Domestic Concerns TEXT or call 1-800-853-5200 Available 24/7/365

Contra Costa County Crisis Hotline: If you are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis or having thoughts of suicide, call 211 or test HOPE to 20121 any time of day or night. TEXT "211" or call 1-800-833-2900

NAMI Crisis Text Line: 1-800-950-NAMI / TEXT "NAMI" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Rainbow Community Center: A non-crisis resource for LGBTQIA2S+ local support. Confidential Intake Line (925) 692-2056

The Trevor Project: 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisex-ual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI+) people under the age of 25 as well as their friends and allies. Call 1-866-488-7386, TEXT “START” to 678678, or use TrevorChat online.

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860A Guide on Navigating Mental Health Care

Findhelp.org: Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.

Resources and Information for Parents

• Are you worried about your child? Parentguidance.org can offer education and therapeutic support to empower and give you hope as you support your child’s mental health.
Center for Parent Information and Resources - Dissemination
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HealthyChildren.org (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) - Emotional Problems
Mental Health Resources for Spanish-Speaking (Translated from Spanish)

National Parent Helpline

Call the National Parent Helpline: 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736) to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. They are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Staff

California Surgeon General's Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19
Educator Resilience and Trauma-Informed Self-Care (PDF)
Evaluating Staff Well-Being and Job Satisfaction Across Your District (PDF)
Mental Health America's COVID-19 and Your Mental Health (PDF)
Staying Resilient During COVID-19: Compassion Resilient Toolkit
Wellness Tools
Workplace Mental Health: Employee Support Guide
Workplace Mental Health and Wellness

Bullying Prevention Training & Resources

Bullying prevention training materials, publications and resources, including community-based organizations, for educators, parents, and community members for recognizing bullying behavior and approaches for determining how to respond.


Assembly Bill 2291, which became effective on January 1, 2019, requires that local educational agencies (LEAs) adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying. It requires that the California Department of Education (CDE) post a list of available online training modules relating to bullying or bullying prevention in addition to the existing CDE training module and that LEAs make training available to certificated and all other school site employees who have regular interaction with students.
Online Bullying Training Module

Bullying Module
The CDE Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying presentation is mandated by Assembly Bill 1993 and California Education Code Section 32283.5. The Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying Module will assist all school staff, school administrators, parents, pupils, and community members in increasing their knowledge of the dynamics of bullying. The Online Bullying Training Module presentation and Bullying Module identify acts of bullying and suggest strategies to address bullying.

Bullying Prevention Training Course  
This free training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention with long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course and make a difference today.

National Alliance for Youth Sports: Bullying Prevention Training 
This program is designed to provide valuable information on bullying and add to what coaches, parents, and administrators should know regarding bullying prevention. Bullying awareness and prevention is an important issue in youth sports today as it affects the health and well-being of children participating in all sports, and at all levels. This free training may be taken for a certificate issued by National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).


Teachers’ Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention
This guide is provided by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that "provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children." The guide responds to the questions, What is cyberbullying? How common is it? And what can teachers do about it? Get advice and resources (English and Spanish) to support your students.


Keenan Bullying Recognition/Response

Keenan Safeschool’s Bullying: Recognition and Response course trains staff how to recognize and react to bullying situations, as well as their obligations to help prevent bullying/cyberbullying. The course helps users understand the complexities of bullying by examining its characteristics, development, and underlying causes. It also discusses the roles of victims, bullies, and bystanders and offers ways for staff to deal with each. This course is designed for all school staff members in California. A certificate will be issued by Keenan upon completion.
Websites, Publications, and Blogs

Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health

This site addresses creating a safe environment for youth with disabilities and federal civil rights laws.

Bullying at School  
This CDE publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior, including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.

Cyberbullying - Definition, Prevention, and Reporting
Cyberbullying happens when children bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse of information about cyberbullying among adolescents. It provides information on the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying, as well as resources on how to prevent and respond to online aggression.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
This network provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students. 

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Bullying is defined as a form of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. This site describes physical, verbal, social bullying, and cyberbullying and features resources. 

National Crime Prevention Council  
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

The site provides a summary of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program developed by the Olweus Group. It is a comprehensive model that defines bullying/cyberbullying and utilizes annual surveys, classroom curriculum, implementation resources, and training.
 
PACER National Bullying Prevention Center

The organization provides classroom, family, and community resources and materials related to bullying and cyberbullying prevention, activities and events, and stories. Spanish language materials are available.

Stop Bullying
Stopbullying.gov is a national organization that provides information for students and adults defining bullying/cyberbullying, and offering advice on how to address the issues, resources, and materials.

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It includes classroom resources and materials on bullying, cyberbullying, and school climate among many other topics related to tolerance.

*The Wellness In Schools Program is not for crisis intervention.
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