Social Emotional Support/ Mental Health
To assist schools and parents in helping students cope with violence, loss, and grief, Montebello Unified School District has provided some helpful resources that are applicable for coping with any tragedy. Counseling and student support specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and school nurses) and local mental health specialists can assist you in working with individual students and staff.
- California School Boards Association (CSBA)
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): The website includes resources for administrators, teachers, and parents.
- Resources for Coping with Tragedy:
Talking with Kids about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (also in Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean) Talkin Violence, Talking Violence (Spanish) Talking to Children About Violence
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to receive immediate crisis counseling.
The helpline is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual, and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence, or any other tragedy affecting America's communities. The texting service also is available to Spanish speakers, text "Hablanos" to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support. TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517.
- Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of school shootings
- Consejos para padres con niños en edad escolar: Cómo ayudar a sus hijos tras los tiroteos en los centros de educación.
- www.211la.org - Information for housing, food, and other resources. Hotline 1-800-339-6993
- 24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
- 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
- Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS): Child protection Hotline: 1-800-540-4000
- LGBTQ+ Resources:
- The Trevor Project - Saving Young LGBTQ lives 24/7
- Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678