Resources for Students and Families
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Community Based Counseling Resources
Alcohol and Drug Support
Thunder Road is an adolescent drug and alcohol treatment center that provides both residential care as well as outpatient groups. " Thunder Road's mission is to assist youth and their families in the challenges to recover from the abuse of alcohol, drugs and nicotine, and to support their growth as healthy, connected, and honorable members within our neighborhoods and communities. We strive to make Thunder Road the center of a recovering community which will provide youth and families with a permanent source of support in their sobriety."
Partnership to End Addiction
A great guide for students and families:
If you, a friend or a family member are feeling depressed, anxious, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There are also additional resources available:
Alameda Crisis Support Services
Alameda Crisis Text Line
Text SAFE to 20121
Safe & Sound
Grief & Loss Support
The Dougy Center
Provides grief support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families can share their experiences before and after a death.
Mental Health & Additional Resources
The National Institute of Mental Health
Local School Counselor Website
The following websites provide information about adolescent health and positive parenting support.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, P.h.D.
How to Talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Queer and Transgender Youth Resources
The Family Acceptance Project
A local resource which provides evidence-informed support to families and their LGBTQQ children.
The Pacific Center for Human Growth
Provides mental health and wellness services for LGBTQQ youth, seniors and adults. https://www.pacificcenter.org/
The Trevor Project
A national organization providing crisis intervention services for LGBTQQ youth https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
The LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ and Youth
A local support offering events, educational services and health information.
The Dimensions Clinic
A local resource providing physical and mental health of and wellness of LGBTQIQ young people in a culturally competent environment.
Book: The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill
Provides help for challenges on many covering many topics. View the videos, forums, and tips for dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, coping with divorce, parents, relationships and much, much more. http://us.reachout.com/
Many great resources on all topics related to physical and emotional health. http://teenshealth.org/teen/
Born This Way Foundation
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world. http://bornthiswayfoundation.org/
Social Justice Resources
Me and White Supremacy by Layal F. Saad
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Social Media and Internet Safety
Website to assist parents screening movies and video games for their children, by age and content: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Blog from NYTimes on screen addiction in children (July 2015): http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/screen-addiction-is-taking-a-toll-on-children/
Blog from NYTimes on cutting screen time (July 2015):
Berkeley Therapist who Consults on Media Issues with teens:
Jason Brand https://www.jasonbrand.com/
California’s Campaign Wait until 8th https://www.waituntil8th.org/
One student describes this place as "friendly and helpful and are a great choice for students struggling with any subject.