Stigma and Discrimination Reduction

Publications and Tools
Publications and Tools
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PDF Icon After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools
An online toolkit developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to assist schools responding to a suicide or other death in the school community. The toolkit provides key ...

Website Icon Each Mind Matters
California’s Mental Health Movement, whereby hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals work together to create a California where Each Mind Matters. Visit the website to get informed, join the movement, read the blog & connect, and view ...

Website Icon Implementation Research: A Synthesis of the Literature
A full research monograph of work by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida. In this document you will find a detailed summary of the science of implementation. The study of the findings of research ...

PDF Icon The Role of High School Mental Health Providers in Preventing Suicide
A factsheet supporting steps school psychologists and school counselors can take to reduce suicide risk in students. Topics include facts about suicide risk among high school students, identifying and responding to warning signs, appropriate ...

PDF Icon The Role of High School Teachers in Preventing Suicide
A fact sheet supporting the role a teacher plays in student mental wellness and suicide prevention. The factsheet explores the teachers ability to promote a students feeling of connectedness resulting in academic achievement and healthy behaviors. ...

Website Icon Walk in Our Shoes
Visitors to the site are treated to a unique interactive environment for mental wellness for both youth and adults. Designed for ages 9 to 13 this site gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about mental wellness including facts, myths, mental ...

Website Icon An Educator’s Guide to Children’s Mental Health
The Minnesota Association for Childrens Mental Health provides free fact sheets for educators. Childrens mental health disorder specific fact sheets in both English and Spanish for preschool and the childhood years are included. The fact sheets ...

Website Icon Bullying & Hate-Motivated Behavior Prevention
This compilation of resources offered by the California Department of Education includes: frequently asked questions, prevention programs, policy and implementation ideas, and suggestions for parents. A brief definition of bullying is provided, with ...

PDF Icon Bullying and Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs
Children with disabilities are at an increased risk of being bullied, including children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities. Kids with special health or dietary needs may also be at higher risk of being ...

PDF Icon Bullying of LGBT Youth and Those Perceived to Have Different Sexual Orientations
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, or those perceived as LGBT, may be bullied by their peers. This may be sexual harassment covered under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Stopbullying.gov created this information ...

Website Icon California Department of Education School Safety Resources
The California Department of Education's Safe Schools web page offers a list of available training opportunities, resources and technical assistance to help establish school/community environments that are physically and emotionally safe, well ...

Website Icon California Department of Health Services – Suicide Prevention Program
Website features information related to strategies for suicide prevention, stigma and discrimination reduction and fact sheets. The California Health Care Office of Suicide Prevention provides support with technical assistance, data, coordination of ...

Website Icon California Healthy Kids Survey
A California statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors and risk behaviors of students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11. The survey features three main domains: Physical Health, Safety and Social Emotional Health. Data is collected for each domain ...

Website Icon Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CSPV disseminates information/resources, offers technical assistance and conducts research related to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. The website provides a ...

Website Icon Directing Change Student Video Contest 2014
High school students create a 60-second public service announcement video as part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and promote mental health and wellness. Cash prizes are awarded to ...

Website Icon Eliminating Barriers to Learning Through the Early Identification of Student Mental Health Issues Webinar
In this free informational Webinar presenters discuss early identification of student mental health issues and the impact on school performance. In addition, they offer tools to identify, recognize, refer, and support students with mental health ...

Website Icon Facing History and Ourselves
Website featuring a variety of educator resources, lessons, workshops, webinars, and seminars to support teaching of civic responsibility, tolerance, and social action to young people. History/social studies, English, art, and interdisciplinary ...

Website Icon Family Engagement Framework
A framework intended to provide guidance to educators, districts, schools, families and communities as they plan, implement and evaluate strategies across multiple programs for effective family engagement to support student achievement and close the ...

Website Icon Fix School Discipline
Produced by the Public Counsel of California this website contains a toolkit to support and guide schools in addressing discipline and creating positive climates for student learning and wellness. Numerous resources are listed and specific ...

PDF Icon From A Student's Perspective: Struggling with OCD
A firsthand account of a teen’s struggle to confront and manage his diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This story appeared in the November – December 2012 issue of LA Youth, a newspaper by and about teens.

PDF Icon Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence
The guide is designed to support schools in creating safer learning environments. It includes sections on Crisis Planning and Preparation, During a Major Crisis and After a Crisis. A full range of collaboration for safer schools is encouraged.

PDF Icon It Feels So Bad: It Doesn't Have To
A brochure that provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends parents might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids to take care of themselves by communicating about the problem and joining support ...

PDF Icon It's Not Your Fault (NACoA)
A National Association for Children of Alcoholics fact sheet that assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs that, Its not your fault! and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school ...

Website Icon Kidsdata.org
Serving as a gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California, this website makes it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities. Users can easily find shareable data from more than 35 trusted public ...

Website Icon Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide social marketing and media campaign designed to prepare Californians to prevent suicide by encouraging them to know the warning signs for suicide, find the words to offer help when they are concerned and access local ...

Website Icon Kognito At-Risk for High School Educators
A 1-hour, self-paced training program that helps educators recognize indicators for students who are exhibiting signs of psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidal ideation. Participants learn how to approach ...

Website Icon Mental Health America
MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.The site ...

PDF Icon Mental Health: A Guide to Action
Created by students with the support of the Teen Mental Health component of the Sun Life Foundation, this resource is intended to be a youth friendly guide for youth. The intent is to promote mental wellness. With a focus on being used by youth this ...

Website Icon More Than Sad
A program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that provides education about factors that put youth at risk for suicide, in particular depression and other mental disorders. A set of materials designed for the education of teens is ...

Website Icon National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI California is an organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. NAMI staff and members advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all constituents. They ...

Website Icon National Association of School Psychologists
The Association is focused on helping children achieve their best in school, at home and in life. There are a number of resources to support schools with mental wellness in addition to strategies for coping with school violence or a crisis. Some ...

Website Icon National Institute of Mental Health
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health page of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website features a wide array of free resources including publications, tools and study results. The Institute focuses on transforming the understanding ...

Website Icon Network of Care California
The website hosts a service directory highlighting local resources for 37 counties in California. A learning center is available at each countys link to educate, inform and provide access to information on topics including physical and behavioral ...

Website Icon Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
A variety of bullying-prevention resources are available for educators, students, and parents, including information pertaining to students with disabilities. Included are fact sheets and handouts, educator toolkits and activities, videos, and links ...

Website Icon Rachel’s Challenge
Site is dedicated to supporting positive school climate for students by bringing awareness to issues of bullying, isolation and despair. “Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to ...

PDF Icon Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide
An action guide to help administrators, communities and family members create safe, connected and supportive environments in schools. The guide details strategies to build a school-wide foundation, respond to early warning signs, and for the ...

PDF Icon Sample Action Plan for Local Educational Agencies (California Department of Education)
Developed by the California Department of Education in compliance with Assembly Bill 9 to ensure schools act promptly and appropriately to resolve disputes and instances of taunting, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that could result in ...

PDF Icon School-Based Restorative Justice: Lessons from West Oakland
Report examines the use of restorative justice at Cole Middle School in West Oakland, California. Restorative Justice is utilized at Cole as an alternative to zero-tolerance practices that are often used for suspension and expulsion. The report ...

Website Icon stopbullying.gov
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes resources and information on the definition of bullying/cyberbullying, who's at risk and how to respond and prevent bullying. Includes updates, ...

Website Icon The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
This web site combines information on key school health issues with guidance on organizational and financing challenges. High-quality school health programs are highlighted as the most direct, efficient ways to assure that all children get the help ...

Website Icon The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems
This website provides tools and materials for the promotion of culturally responsive schools. The center is part of a multi-agency collaboration with the Equity Alliance at Arizona State University promoting access, participation and student ...

PPT Icon Tips for Teachers and Parents Following School and Community Violence
The National Association of School Psychologist's National Emergency Assistance Team developed this resource for their members to use in the schools to help guide presentations with school staff and parents. It is a PowerPoint that details talking ...

Website Icon Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence
A toolkit created to provide a step-by-step methodology for mental health agencies and practitioners to identify and evaluate evidence-based practices for modification for cultural groups. The toolkit includes a section on working with ...

Website Icon Tribes TLC
An on-going character education and community building process. Outcome goals include improved student behavior, cooperation, kindness, and academic achievement. Academic content is integrated into participatory group learning based upon clear ...

Website Icon UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. They also have an ...

PDF Icon What a Difference a Friend Makes: Social Acceptance is Key to Mental Health Recovery
As part of a campaign to encourage friends to support friends with mental illness, this brochure reports on the attitudes and beliefs of young adults about mental illness, stigma and discrimination linked with mental illnesses, and recovery from ...