In this section teachers will find information and resources that will build their capacity in working with at-risk youth.
Suicide and Depression
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
The SPRC has resources for educators to support youth who struggle with suicide ideation.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) - High School Teacher Handout
The SPRC created a high school teacher handout you can access by using the link above.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is an organization devoted to suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ youth.
The Role of Teachers in Preventing Suicide – Education Development Center
The Role of Teachers in Preventing Suicide PowerPoint training is based on information from the SPRC high school teacher handout. This training was developed for teachers in Texas, however, the information is helpful for all teachers.
After a Suicide: Answering Questions and Assisting Students
The focus after a suicide is on grief resolution and suicide prevention. This document offers suggestions and guides teachers in responding to students’ questions.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has resources and training information to help teachers and other school staff support children exposed to trauma.
National Association of School Psychologists
The National Association of School Psychologists has information and resources to assist teachers in working with at-risk youth and youth with disabilities.
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a website sponsored by Scholastic that provides teachers resources for working with students who are grieving. Training modules and a wealth of resources can be found on this website.
Positive School Climate in the Classroom
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
CASEL is a global organization focused on integrating academic, social and emotional learning for all children pre-K-12. Their website has a multitude of resources for teachers on social emotional learning in the classroom.
GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) is a national education organization started by teachers dedicated to ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students.
Ready, Set, Respect!
Ready, Set, Respect! is an elementary toolkit designed to support elementary educators in their efforts to have all students feel safe and respected.
Teaching Tolerance is an organization dedicated to improving relations among diverse populations and supporting equitable school experiences for all children. This website provides resources for use in classrooms that promote a positive school climate.
Family Acceptance Project
This website has research-based information on how families can help support their LGBTQ+ children.
TransYouth and Family Allies
This website has elementary and middle school resources to support transgender students.
StopBullying.gov is a federal government website aimed at defining and responding to bullying and cyberbullying. This website assists teachers in understanding, assessing, and preventing bullying in their classroom and school.
Each Mind Matters
Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. There are resources and information on this website to help teachers increase their awareness about mental health and help reduce stigma around mental illness.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
This website links to the PBIS Technical Assistance Center and provides teachers information on PBIS in the classroom.
Eliminating Barriers to Learning
The Eliminating Barriers to Learning curriculum is sponsored by the California Department of Education and is a training for administrators and all school staff to promote student mental wellness.