Mental Health and Wellness                      

Davis Joint Unified School District welcomes you back to school and to a new year filled with hope, blessings, and new opportunities. The beginning of a new year can be a good opportunity to reflect on experiences and growth and set goals and make plans for the future.

Often we need to lean on others to stay accountable for our goals or to get help to become better versions of ourselves. Below are some resources and opportunities in our community to connect with each other and learn and grow together.

Davis Joint Unified School District partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance.

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use and would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/djusd and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone. 

Care Solace

 
Parenting Resources

We all want Yolo children and youth to be safe, but it’s sometimes hard to know how to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strong Families Yolo is a new website created by Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) that encourages everyone to play a part in caring for Yolo children and strengthening Yolo families.
Whatever our role in the community – friend, educator, business owner, parent, person of faith – there are ways we can support children and families in Yolo County. The website also has resources for parents and youth. There are resources and ideas for everyone! 


Yolo County Children's Alliance Parent Education Guides

Four Ways to Support Teens' Social Emotional Development

10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home

Giant List of Regulating Activities for Children.pdf

Mindfulness

Belly Breathing for Kids

Belly Breathing Sesame Street

Just Breathe
Yoga class

6 Mindfulness Activities You Can Do As a Family 

(English) (Spanish)

7 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Families (English) (Spanish)
Mindfulness Exercises (English) (Spanish)

Guided Meditations - in English and Spanish
Mindfulness for Teens

100 Free Social Emotional Learning Tools


Emotional Regulation

Red Light, Green Light (English version)

Red Light, Green Light (Spanish version)

Freeze Dance Game (English version)

Freeze Dance Game (Spanish version)
Feelings of Control (English)(Spanish)

Coping Skills Worksheet (English) (Spanish)
The Helpful Counselor - 18 coping skills & activities

Positive and Negative Self Talk

Stop Breathe Think

100 Coping Strategies
Deep Breathing for Kids

Calming Anxiety - Coping Skills

DBT

Join us for the Compassion Project - a parent workshop series on adolescent mental health and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Click here for flyer and registration information. 

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Social Emotional Support Form


If you are worried about a student’s social emotional well-being or mental health fill out this form and a referral will be sent to a school counselor or another staff member who will provide support for the student.  


Cara Messmore 
Director of Student Support Services
cmessmore@djusd.net

Annette Preciado
Prevention & Crisis Manager
apreciado@djusd.net

Camica Edwards
Foster/Homeless Liaison
cedwards@djusd.net