A cutting edged detailed book: Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports. One facet of the Center’s work is designed to facilitate discussion of issues, write and share policy and practice analyses and recommendations, and develop prototypes for new directions. Another facet provides guides to and resources for practice.
Orange County high school seniors Kara Chu and Lily Freeman dive into a discussion on the immense pressure that high school students face. They cover the struggles of their generation and how they are working towards overcoming them. They then transition to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the well-being of teens and how they are coping with the anxiety, stress, loss, and disappointment due to the pandemic.
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.
This Spanish-language flyer provides a brief introduction to SanaMente: El Movimiento de Salud Mental de California, the importance of mental health in Latino communities, and lime green as the color for mental health awareness.
Due to COVID-19, kids are spending more time than ever online so it is a good time to reinforce expectations regarding safety and how to treat others with kindness and respect when communicating from behind a screen. This presentation is typically presented in person by the Orange County Department of Education through funding from the Orange County Health Care Agency to provide Violence Prevention Education services to families, students, and educators throughout Orange County. The presentation was developed using curriculum from Common Sense Education and consists of three brief modules: What is Cyberbullying, What Do I Need to Look Out for as a Parent, and How Can I Help My Child With Preventing and Dealing With Cyberbullying?