Mental Health and Wellness Resources

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Reference: casel.org

Highlighted Resources

State of California, Office of the Surgeon General

Learn the six stress-busting strategies and how to create a self-care template

Child Mind Institute

No. 1 online resource for children’s mental health information

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Cruz County

One-stop-shop for local mental health support groups, classes and programs

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

From the Santa Cruz County Office Student Services Team

Additional Resources

This digital resource, created by Katie McNamara, encourages students to build self-awareness as they learn knowledge. Make a copy of the file to edit.

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Tips for parents for supporting students during COVID-19 pandemic. Created by National Association of School Psychologists.

Screen Free Time

This compilation of books, categorized by grade level, focuses on texts that build students' social-emotional competency.

This compilation of books, categorized by grade level, focuses on texts that build students' social-emotional competency.

This printable resource encourages students to build self-awareness as they reflect.

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