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Resources for Students and Families

This site includes links to information created by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the student's convenience. Our school does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance or timeliness of this information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or services offered, on these sites.


Community Based Counseling Resources

Alcohol and Drug Support

Thunder Road

(510) 613-0330

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:


Crisis Support

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

Divorce Support

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

Parenting Support

The following websites provide information about adolescent health and positive parenting support.


Parenting Books
  • 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 Family Acceptance Project

The Pacific Center for Human Growth

Provides mental health and wellness services for LGBTQQ youth, seniors and adults. 


The Trevor Project

A national organization providing crisis intervention services for LGBTQQ youth  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

Self Harm

Reach Out

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.


Teen Health

Many great resources on all topics related to physical and emotional health.


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.

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:


Blog from NYTimes on screen addiction in children (July 2015):

Blog from NYTimes on cutting screen time (July 2015):

Berkeley Therapist who Consults on Media Issues with teens:

Jason Brand

California’s Campaign Wait until 8th 

Tutoring Support

Acorn Tutoring

One student describes this place as "friendly and helpful and are a great choice for students struggling with any subject.

(510) 502-8465

Alcohol & Drug Support
Crisis Support
Divorce Support
Grief & Loss Support
Mental Health
Parenting Support
Queer and Transgender
Self Harm
Social Justice
Social Media
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