Social Emotional Counseling
Mental Health Resources & Support
How to Get Help for My Child
Like adults, children can experience environmental stress in school, the community and at home (e.g. Divorce, death of a loved one, community violence, school or home transitions, bullying, etc.). These stressors can often lead to changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior. Without healthy coping skills, the emotions caused by stressors children are facing can result in challenges at school and in the home.
Signs to look for:
• Changes in mood, behavior,
• Low grades
• Not wanting to attend school
• Low motivation
• Irritable/easily angered
• Feelings of sadness and
• Difficulty concentrating
• Changes in appetite or sleep
• Aggressive behaviors
• Loss of interest in activities
• Feeling overly worried
What to do:
• Contact the support staff at your child’s school for help with linkage to counseling services
• Apply for mental health services through one of several LAUSD Wellness Centers.
• Access www.211la.org or call 211 for additional information on counseling services.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION / After Hours Services
MENTAL HEALTH APPS:
Activities and ideas to help manage the urge to self-harm.
Meditations for different topics including stress, anxiety, self-esteem, and sleep.
Meditations for different topics including stress, anxiety, relationships, and sleep.
Create a plan for staying safe and reaching out to others when you’re having thoughts of suicide.
Improve your mood with fun activities and games, practice relaxation, and keep track of your progress.
ROADMAP FOR SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING & ACADEMIC SUCCESS
The Roadmaps for Social-Emotional Well-Being & Academic Success were designed by educators and mental health professionals to support the return to school following a particularly turbulent time in history. We trust that all parents and all school staff - teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff- will find helpful tools and resources.
The Parent/Caregiver edition gives parents/caregivers tools to support their child’s resilience: sense of safety, connectedness, self-efficacy, community efficacy, ability to be calm and hope.