Growing Up Is Not Easy

All children and adolescents face problems from time to time. They may:
  • Feel afraid to go to school
  • Have difficulty organizing their time efficiently
  • Lack effective study skills
  • Fall behind in their school work
  • Lack self-discipline
  • Worry about family matters such as divorce and death
  • Feel depressed or anxious
  • Experiment with drugs and alcohol
  • Think about suicide
  • Worry about their sexuality
  • Face difficult situations, such as applying to college, getting a job, or quitting school
  • Question their aptitudes and abilities
School psychologists help children, parents, teachers, and members of the community understand and resolve these concerns. Below are some resources for families.  For additional support please contact the school psychologist at your child's school. 
 

Resources

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Website Resources for Families

Resources for adoption and school. 
 
Information for parents and educators about how to talk to children about being safe on-line. 
 
Information about disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. 
 
Information about obtaining affordable, preventive and primary health care benefits for children of families who do not qualify for any State health care program.
 
Healthy Families is low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.
 
Parent handbook that explains special education rights in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 
 
Information for parents and educators about special education law. 
 

Educational Websites

Website for creative open-ended math exploration. 
 
Website dedicated to teaching children to read and helping children who struggle. 
 
Website contains information on a variety of topics and includes an almanac, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and dictonary. 
 
From the starfall.com site, bacic reading activities and games. 
 
Educational games and activities for children grades K-8. 
 
Textbook supported materials for grades K-6.