Helping kids cope with crisis: Resources for parents, staff

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The tragedy in Orlando last weekend may have left some students feeling especially upset and vulnerable. Others may have questions and will look to adults for help.

The USC School of Social Work’s National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement offers a parents’ guide to talking to children about the Orlando shootings.

In addition, SCUSD’s Student Support and Health Services reminds adults to pay close attention to students who may be suffering emotional distress. Warning signs include talk of self harm, increased depression and overwhelming anxiety.

Sacramento County Mental Health Children’s Access Team is available for students with Medi-Cal and can be reached at (916) 875-9980.

The Gender Health Center at (916) 455-2391 and the Sacramento LGBT Community Center at (916) 442-0185 are also available resources.