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Links are highlighted in brown and there may be multiple links for each bulleted item.
Bullying has been a problem for generations, and it has expanded in the age of the Internet. Cyber bullying can be just as traumatic to the victim. The following resources will help students and parents/guardians learn about bullying and cyber bullying and ways to stop it.
If your child or family has experienced a traumatic event, the following resources may be very helpful. Many of these resources also provide guidance for supporting the mental health of your children. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact your child's school to speak with a guidance counselor or administrator.
As with all resources developed by the national the toolbox reflects a broad view of mental health in schools and of the role mental health plays in the well-being of students, their families, and their teachers. Also stressed is the value of embedding mental health into a comprehensive classroom and school-wide system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students as an essential facet of ensuring all students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school.
Currently, the resource is divided into the following nine sections, each of which is under continuous development.
I. Framing Mental Health in Schools
II. Concerns and Controversies
III. Challenges and Opportunities in the Classroom
IV. About Behavior Problems and Social and Emotional Learning
V. Mental Health Assistance for Students at School
VI. Focusing on the Well-being of School Staff
VII. On-line Clearinghouse Quick Finds and Fact & Information Resources
VIII. Online Continuing Education Modules & Guidebooks
IX. Quick Training Aids & Tutorials
Each section of the toolbox is under continuous development. All feedback and suggestions will be appreciated. Send comments to Ltaylor@ucla.edu
School Mental Health Project
Center for Mental Health in Schools
UCLA Dept. of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
(310) 825-3634 / Toll Free: (866) 846-4843 / Fax: (310) 206-8716
Every family should develop an emergency plan. The following websites and documents provide step by step instructions, instructional videos, and templates for parents and kids to develop a plan.