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Social Emotional Supports

Crisis Resources to Support Social-Emotional Health
San Bernardino County Crisis Hotline 909-386-8256
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
The TREVOR Project 800-985-5990
Nonemergency Resources to Support Social-Emotional Health
Desert Mountain Children's Center 760-326-2468
           School-based counseling services for families on Medi-Cal and students on an IEP
Needles District Contracted Counselor 760-326-2468
           School-based counseling services for students that don't have Medi-Cal and aren't on an IEP
Needles Department of Behavioral Health 760-326-9313
           Community-based counseling services for families on Medi-Cal
           *Walk-in Wednesdays (They intake new clients on a walk-in basis on Wed mornings)
Resources to Support the Social-Emotional Health of Parents
Real-Talk Parent to Parent Group Chats
            The Outreach Team will be offering parent-to-parent group chats. Join us for an interactive opportunity with support to help build connections, create community, and grow together as we fill our toolboxes with new tools and tips to assist with parenting. So grab a cup of coffee, a few snacks, and get ready to have a good time.
            No-cost Monthly Meetings via Zoom hosted by CAHELP, click on link for dates and Zoom information           https://cahelp.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=95167818
General Information to Support Social-Emotional Health
  1. Focus on helping your child feel safe.
  2. Try to answer your child’s questions using simple words that he or she can understand.
  3. Share information that is accurate and age-appropriate.
  4. Allow your child to talk about feelings and worries, if they want to.
  5. Let them know that being scared or worried is normal. If they don’t want to talk right now, they might want to write (keep a journal, write a story) or draw a picture about what they are thinking and feeling.

        Keep as many everyday routines as possible.

              Establish routines that work for your family.
              Stay consistent with bedtimes, meals, chores, and exercise.
              Encourage your child to keep up with schoolwork

        Help your child feel in control.

              Enlist them in creating their daily and weekly schedule.
              Encourage your child to take part in age-appropriate self-care.
              Make time every day for stress-reducing activities.

         Help your child feel connected with others.

              Spend family time doing things you all enjoy.
              Find safe healthy ways for children to remain connected to family and friends.
              Take time to deal with your own feelings.
              It’s harder to help your child when you are feeling worried, anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.
              Practice your own selfcare, and seek out support when needed.
Apps to Support Social-Emotional Health
    CALM App - Currently the #1 app for sleep and meditation 
    The CALM app features meditation, sleep aid, gentle movement and stretching and music designed to help you focus, relax and sleep. There is a limited free version of the Calm app and a free 7-day trial of the premium version.