Physical & Mental Wellbeing
- Encouraging Good Sleep Habits (Elementary)
- How to Help Kids Sleep (Elementary) (Middle)
- Teens and Sleep: The Cost of Sleep Deprivation (High)
- How to Help Teenagers Get More Sleep (High)
- The Gut-Brain Connection
- Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food
- Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety
- Nutrition as an Intervention for Depression and Anxiety?
- Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?
- How Nutrition Affects Teens’ Mental Health
- This is Exactly How Sugar Can Mess With Your Anxiety--And What to Do About It
- The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
- Exercise Benefits Children Physically and Mentally
- Exercise and Mental Health
- Working out boosts brain health
- “What is body image?” ?” (Elementary) (Middle) (High)
- “5 ways to practice body positivity (and love your body at any size!)” (Middle) (High)
- Anxiety in Teens: How You Can Help
- How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety
- “How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “What to do (and not do) when children are anxious” (Elementary) (Middle)
- How to help kids sleep” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Anxious stomach aches and headaches” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “How to help children manage fears: why learning to calm down on their own is key” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Panic attacks and how to treat them” (E) (M)” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Should parents force kids with depression to do things they don’t want to do? (Elementary) (Middle)
- “ Signs of depression during the coronavirus crisis” (Middle)
- “Signs a child might be suicidal” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Lessons from a depressed childhood” (E) (M)” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Parenting a depressed teenager” (Middle)
- Learn about Eating Disorders (Elementary) (Middle) (High)
- National Eating Disorder Association (Elementary) (Middle) (High)
Motivation & Attention:
- "Five ways science can improve your focus” (Middle)
- “Back-to-school tips for kids who are struggling” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “How to help yourself get organized” (Middle)
- How Phones Ruin Concentration (Middle) (High)
De-escalation & Behaviors:
- “How to clash with love: some conflict resolution basics” (for both parents and youth) (Middle) (H)
- “Calm voices, calmer kids” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Bursting through bad habits” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “What is an extinction burst?” (Elementary) (Middle)
- The Ruler Method (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Fighting fair to resolve conflict” (for both parents and youth) (for both parents and youth) (Middle) (High)
- Three common parent traps and tips for avoiding them” (Elementary) (Middle)
- "How to handle tantrums and meltdowns” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “Managing problem behavior at home: a guide to more confident, consistent and effective parenting” (Elementary) (Middle)
- “The power of positive attention” (Elementary) (Middle) (High)
- “When a child’s emotions spike, how can a parent find their best self?” (Elementary) (Middle)
- National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County offers:
- Support groups (through online meetings) for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions.
- Warmline / help desk staffed by trained individuals with lived experience who offer free and confidential information and support services to individuals, family and friends who have been affected by mental illness.
- Parents Helping Parents offers monthly support groups for:
- Cancer CAREpoint provides a wide variety of support groups and expressive arts programs for both cancer patients and their caregivers.
- Latinas Contra Cancer offers monthly support groups in Spanish for cancer survivors and their families, and services to help Spanish-speaking cancer patients navigate the healthcare system and community resources. The website is in English and Spanish.
Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge designed to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. The proprietary care navigation system taps into a vast database of mental healthcare resources to find carefully vetted local therapists and programs in minutes.
Answer ten easy questions to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The platform also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request
Care Solace is now available for use by Santa Clara Unified School District students and families at no cost. Care Solace does not require a name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored.