Mental Health and Wellness

April is Stress Awareness Month—a timely reminder to prioritize mental health and well-being. In the midst of academic demands and daily responsibilities, it's crucial for both students and staff to take moments throughout the day to reset and practice mindfulness.

Remember to take some breaks. Step outside, take a few deep breaths, or engage in a quick mindfulness exercise. Your well-being is paramount, and these small breaks can make a significant difference in managing stress. Allow these moments to rejuvenate your mind, so you can have a focused and productive study session.

Remember, your mental health matters, and taking proactive steps to manage stress is a sign of strength. If you or someone you know needs support, Care Solace is available 24/7/365 for confidential mental health care coordination:
Call: 888-515-0595 (multilingual support available)

Take the time you need, practice mindfulness, and thrive.
Stress Management Ideas

Parenting Resources

Strong Families Yolo is a website created by Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) that encourages everyone to play a part in caring for Yolo children and strengthening Yolo families.
Yolo County Children's Alliance Parent Education Guides
Four Ways to Support Teens' Social Emotional Development
10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home
Giant List of Regulating Activities for Children.pdf


Belly Breathing for Kids

Belly Breathing Sesame Street

Just Breathe
Yoga class
6 Mindfulness Activities You Can Do As a Family 

(English) (Spanish) 7 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Families

(English) (Spanish) Mindfulness Exercises (English) (Spanish)

Guided Meditations - in English and Spanish Mindfulness for Teens

100 Free Social Emotional Learning Tools

Emotional Regulation

Red Light, Green Light (English version)

Red Light, Green Light (Spanish version)

Freeze Dance Game (English version)

Freeze Dance Game (Spanish version)
Feelings of Control (English)(Spanish)

Coping Skills Worksheet (English) (Spanish)
The Helpful Counselor - 18 coping skills & activities

Positive and Negative Self Talk 

Deep Breathing for Kids

Calming Anxiety - Coping Skills

Mental Health Resources
PEP Talk

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Social Emotional Support Form

If you are worried about a student’s social emotional well-being or mental health fill out this form and a referral will be sent to a school counselor or another staff member who will provide support for the student.  

Cara Messmore 
Director of Student Support Services
[email protected]

Annette Preciado
Prevention & Crisis Manager
[email protected]

Camica Edwards
Foster/Homeless Liaison
[email protected]