National resources for career, life skills and leadership training for foster youth and includes specific resources for foster youth in California.
A comprehensive resource guide for current and former foster youth and essential links.
This factsheet is intended to help you better understand the Federal definition of child abuse and neglect; learn about the different types of abuse and neglect, including human trafficking; and recognize their signs and symptoms
Why have societies historically placed a premium on kindness? How do human connections impact our physiology? Why do we keep needing to remind ourselves to be kind? And what would happen if an entire county were to embrace kindness? These are some of the questions posed by Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in the latest edition of The Deeper Learning Podcast. In this first episode of 2018, Dr. Mijares takes listeners on a quest to learn more about kindness, reaching out to a number of prominent figures including neurosurgeon and author Dr. James Doty, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, California State PTA President-elect Celia Jaffe and others.
The Mental Health Back to School Toolkit is designed to assist teachers, school staff, community groups, and others who work with youth and young adults to open a conversation about mental health and wellness. Due to COVID, the world as we know has shifted, and it’s important that educators and community leaders are able to speak openly about mental health with students of all ages. The resources provided on this page will allow for educators to have these conversations with students in an online format in order to ensure physical distancing.
These quick and easy activities provide tools to use to welcome youth and young adults to a safe space where they can express themselves, find support, and get connected to resources. The aim of these activities and lesson plans is to support and empower students and teachers to care for their mental health and reduce stigma. The toolkit provides PowerPoints, lesson plans, and resources tailored by grade level to increase mental health awareness and social-emotional wellness.