Mental Health and Wellness


Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention is every February. As a school community, let's stay informed about the signs of teen dating violence and know where to turn if you suspect yourself, a friend, or a family member is experiencing dating violence.

Dating violence is never okay in any form. There are many forms of violence to be aware of:

  • Physical abuse - unwanted and intentional contact with someone's body or something close to their body with the intent to harm.
  • Emotional and verbal abuse - non-physical behavior such as threats, insults, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or social media monitoring.
  • Sexual abuse - force or coercion to perform unwanted sexual acts.
  • Digital abuse - using social media or texting to intimidate, stalk, or harass someone.
  • Stalking - when someone follows you or harasses you, causing fear and uncertainty.

For more information on types of abuse, you can visit

It’s important to be aware of signs someone may be a victim of dating abuse. If you have a friend you suspect is experiencing signs of abuse, here are some tips on how you can help them:

  • Reach out to them and ask if they need help or support. Ensure they’re safe when communicating your concerns, and let them know you are there for them when they need someone.
  • Listen to them. Let them share their story and remind them it’s not their fault.
  • Tell a trusted adult. Sometimes, looking out for your friend means letting an adult know something is wrong and allowing them to step in and help.

If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing abuse, Empower Yolo is a local resource available in Davis.
Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by Davis Joint Unified School District. If you want to use Care Solace to help you find a mental health or substance use provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in over 50 languages.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
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

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National School Counseling Week is February 6-10, 2023.
We thank our school counselors for their contributions to our students and school communities.
School counselors help students in more ways than you may know. Learn more about the role of this essential profession:

Mental Health Resources

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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]