The Peer Connector program matches a person with a trained mentor, with lived experience, that can either be a family member or individual for 12 weeks of one-on-one connection. Day-to day situations drive weekly discussions with mentors. The Peer Connector program is designed to provide participants with individualized support, education, and skill-building knowledge that helps participants strengthen relationships with their families, increase cooperation, and understand how to navigate the community-based services.
“Healthy Transitions provides curriculum for young adults transitioning out of foster care to empower them to recognize how stress, anxiety and past traumas impact their daily lives, and how identifying and managing these factors can increase their success in life.
The Healthy Transitions curriculum and training activities focus on increasing awareness and disseminating information about the many facets of wellness and self-care, with the goal of instilling these students with healthy habits, connecting them to local resources and services, and empowering them to reach a higher state of health and well-being. Through a combination of training and peer-to-peer support, Healthy Transitions serves to support these young people physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The Healthy Transitions Curriculum includes youth workbooks, supplemental workbooks, and student resource guide. The trainer program components include a training guide, presenter slides, supplemental slides, peer to peer support group manual, and coordinator resource tools.”
Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time. Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.
A community of high school students focused on helping each other deal with the expectations of growing up in Orange County. This community allows students to connect with each other, open up the lines of communication, and share real-life experiences to help them address the pressure to be perfect and find healthy ways to cope and thrive.
A free helpline for parents and caregivers who care for children struggling with substance use. Through confidential conversations, trained counselors offer support and guidance for preventing substance use and managing recovery from addiction. Helpline also offers parent coaching from trained volunteers with lived experience.