In this section teachers will find information and resources that will build their capacity in working with at-risk youth.

Suicide and Depression

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

    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

    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.