Parents/Caregivers - Resources
Intense fear and/or worry that will not go away and has a negative effect on a person’s ability to function.
NAMI- Anxiety Disorders
UCLA CARES - Parents
Parenting Tips for Anxious Kids
Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic, by Michael A. Tompkins and Katherine A. Martinez
Persistent depressed mood and/or loss of interest in activities which cause a significant impairment in daily life.
Adversities experienced following a natural event such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, tsunamis, and floods, etc.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network- Natural Disasters
USDA Disaster Resource Center
FEMA- Coping with Disaster
NCTSN Help Kids Cope App
Family Preparedness: Thinking Ahead
Family Preparedness Wallet Card
Understanding warning signs and risk factors to reduce the incidence of suicide through education and awareness.
Suicide prevention involves the collective efforts of families/caregivers, the school community, mental health practitioners, local community organizations, and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through education, awareness, and services.
Prevention Works. Many people who feel suicidal do not want to die. If they can get through the crisis, treatment works. There are programs and practices that have been specifically developed to support those who are in a suicide crisis.
In an effort to address the needs of our school communities, School Mental Health (SMH) has established Wellness Centers and Clinics throughout the District to provide high quality, direct mental health services to students and families in conveniently located facilities.
I am worried about my child, what should I do?
If you believe that your child is thinking about suicide, approach the situation by asking. Asking is the first step in saving a life and can let them know that you are here for them and will listen.
If you need immediate help, call 911. For a psychiatric emergency, contact the Department of Mental Health 24-hours ACCESS Center at (800) 854-7771.
Suicide Prevention Awareness/ Self-Injury Awareness Handouts for Parents/Caregivers
Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (English) Informative brochures that inform parents about preventing suicide and ways to identify risk factors.
Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (Spanish) Informative brochures that inform parents about preventing suicide and ways to identify risk factors.
Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (Thai) Informative brochures that inform parents about preventing suicide and ways to identify risk factors.
Self Injury Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (English) Procedures for Parents when encountered with youth who self-injure.
Self Injury Awareness for Parents/Caregivers (Spanish) Procedures for Parents when encountered with youth who self-injure.
Know the Signs Filipino Brochure
Know the Signs Khmer Brochure
Know the Signs Korean Brochure
Know the Signs Lao Brochure
Know the Signs Vietnamese Brochure
Know the Signs Mandarin Brochure
Know the Signs Ad Korean
Know the Signs Ad Chinese
A natural response experienced after the loss of a loved one, relationship, pregnancy, pet, job, etc.
Coping with Grief and Loss
Eight Ways to Help a Grieving Child - English & Spanish
Children’s Natural Grief Response - English
Teen’s Natural Grief Response - English & Spanish
Guideline for Funeral Attendance
Guiding Adults in Talk to Children about Death and Services
Sibling Death and Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for Families
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland
Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart
Ready to Remember: Jeremy's Journey of Hope and Healing
An emotional response to an event perceived as life-threatening such as community violence, natural disaster, and/or abuse.
Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
Helping Children Cope with Trauma
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
NCTSN Domestic Violence Fact Sheet Series
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M Holmes and Sasha J Mudlaff
While navigating a new culture and environment, immigrants face challenges such as trauma, separation from loved ones, and stress.
LGBTQ+ youth experience higher rates of mental health challenges due to prejudice, discrimination, and social stigma.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Parents, Families and Friends of
Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Gender Spectrum- Parenting and
Rainbow Book List- LGBTQ Books for
Children and Teens
NCTSN LGBTQ Youth
Questions and Answers for Parents of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People
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