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SEL Resources

Click on the links below to access more information on Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
Understanding Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to support your teens.  The video aims to inform parents on SEL in schools and provide them with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children's social and emotional know-how.
It can be easy to get caught up in your emotions as you're feeling them.  Most people don't think about what emotions they are dealing with, but taking the time to really identify what you're feeling can help you to better cope with challenging situations.
Your Media and Technology guide for a fast-changing world (English and Spanish).  Media and technology are at the center of kids' lives every day.  From a very young age, kids use technology at home and at school to connect with friends and family and to document their lives and create digital content of their own.  With more and more of life happening online, what catches kids' attention isn't always what's best for them, and what companies do with their personal information isn't always clear.
Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets).  The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).
Students with a Growth Mindset learn and achieve at higher levels, even when they start out at the same place as those with fixed mindsets.
There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate.  One that embraces problems as opportunities to learn, and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail.  People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset.  Those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset.  Sometimes we like to switch from one to the other.
Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time.  Here are five (5) ways to help manage them.  
It isn't always easy to differentiate between normal teenage growing pains and depression.  But here's how you can recognize the signs and symptoms and best help your child.
Preparing for college is more than just academics and testing.  Being emotionally ready creates the greatest opportunity for success.  Transitioning into college and being successful is not all about how you perform academically.  Mental Health is key in your success as a student.
Wanting resources to help support the social and emotional growth of your student?  Being a parent of a teenager is extremely rewarding and can be a challenge at times.  Sometimes we can use some resources to help us guide our children in the right path and foster their social emotional learning.
Want resources from a site both you and your student can visit and become supported together?  Having an open conversation about how you can best support your student is a great start.  Another great step in building trust and helping your child to grow would be to visit sites that have resources for both the parent and the student together.  Here is a good start.
Stress can present itself in many ways and in moments of great stress we can physically feel it.  One thing we have control over in life is ourselves.  When we feel stress physically start to take over, controlling our breathing can help center us and take steps to push that stressful feeling away.  Here are some ways mindful breathing works and how it helps.
How is the State supporting mental health during COVID-19?  Want information on the resources the state is providing to us during this time?  Here is the link.
California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19 Many of us are feeling a lot of stress right now. Even for adults, it can be tough to recognize that what we feel as irritability, difficulty focusing, insomnia or changes in appetite can actually be signs that are bodies are feeling the effects of stress. For kids, no matter the age, their brains and bodies are even more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress than adults, and most often, they aren’t able recognize or verbalize it. Stress in kids may show up differently than our stress as adults does. This Stress-Busting Playbook can help you understand what to look out for and what you can do to protect your family’s health.


Talking to Children about COVID-19

  • Remain calm and reassuring.  Let kids express their fears and anxiety and help them reframe into an appropriate perspective. Talk to them about factual information to reduce anxiety and uncertainty.
  • Be available. Kids need your extra time and attention right now. They need to know they are being heard and listened to.  They need you to be present. Keep in touch with loved ones and friends through phone calls and video chat.
  • Avoid blaming words.  Watch your words and avoid language that blames any group of people for the virus or creates stigma and stereotyping.
  • Monitor screen time. Watching constant updates and news about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing, especially for younger kids. Talk to your kids about information and rumors that may circulate on social media.
  • Maintain a normal routine where possible.  Nothing is normal right now.  Try to create and maintain stability within your home for your kids where you can.
  • Review and practice basic hygiene protocol. They are watching you! Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds at a time. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the crook of your elbows. Do not share food or drinks.
Possible Mental Health Resources
Please check with your local insurance carrier for approved providers.
Kaiser Permanente
1600 Eureka, Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-4000
Sutter Roseville
1 Medical Plaza 1st Floor, Roseville, CA  95661
(916) 781-1800
Sutter Yuba Mental Health
1965 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City, CA  95991
(530) 673-8255
UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95817
(800) UCD-4KIDS
(916) 734-2011 [24-hour operator]
If you have MediCal please call (530) 673-8255 or 1-800-923-3800 for additional referrals and resources.