Parenting Tips and Resources
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Call 2-1-1 to connect with a Crisis Counseling Provider in Arizona.
2022 Pinal County Family Resource Guide
A comprehensive list of resources for families living in Pinal County. Information can be found regarding food and clothing banks, community based mental health, housing assistance and medical care. Click here to access the 2022 Resource Guide.
StressInformation brought to you by Scholastic and the scientist of The National Institute on Drug Abuse.We all experience stress daily. Often times, stress aids us in performing to the best of our abilities. Sometimes, extreme stress negatively impacts our performance and health. Check out the linked information to find out more.How Do You Cope With Worry and Stress?We asked some of our social workers and school counselors how they cope with stress and worry. See how these tips are helping kids and adults in these ever changing times.
Youth Mental Health
Protecting Youth Mental Health
The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory, 2021
This report speaks to how all of us can take action to positively impact the mental health wellness of youth in our country. It identifies risk factors contributing to youth mental health symptoms and it also recognizes those groups at higher risk of mental health challenges during the pandemic.
Importantly, it focuses mostly on the action steps youth, schools, families, communities and media outlets can take to improve the lifestyle conditions, personal approaches and overall wellbeing for youth.
As adults, we are encouraged to model taking care of our own mental and physical health. We are encouraged to develop stable relationships with our youth. Additionally, we are encouraged to minimize negative influences and behaviors in the lives of youth.
We invite you to read the report to learn more.
Parents of LGBTQ Youth
How can I best support my child with their pronouns? What does it mean to be gender non-conforming? How does one•n•ten assist youth with social skills? I think my child might be LGBTQ. What do I do now?