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Crisis Resources

  • Crisis phone and text numbers for a variety of situations including suicide, domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Please note that these numbers should be available 24/7 but if you cannot reach someone and this is a mental health emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  

  • Marin County Stabilization Unit for all Marin County Residents along with 24/7 hour crisis line for Marin County.  If this number is unavailable, please call 911 or go straight to your nearest emergency room.

Grief Resources

  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a brief yet comprehensive article on how children may grieve. 

  • The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families.  The center offers resources for parents and children along with book recommendations.  

  • Sesame Street offers videos and activities to help young children and understand grief and loss.  

  • Sesame Street also offers grief toolkits

Trauma Resources

  • Recommendations on parenting a child who has experienced trauma from Child Welfare. PDF

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers support and understanding about how trauma impacts young children.

Developmental Resources

  • Zero to Three, a national organization, offers developmental guidance for children birth to 36 months.

  • The CDC offers developmental guidance from birth to adolescence.

Anxiety Resources

  • The Child Mind institute offers good suggestions for children about a variety of anxiety provoking situations. 

  • Mindful Schools offers solid resources about introducing different types of mindfulness to children of all ages.  Videos and audio guided meditations are offered as well.  

Anger and Tantrum Resources

  • Child Mind Institute offers suggestions about how to manage your child's intense emotional outbursts.

  • Zero to Three offers suggestions about how to prevent and manage tantrums and meltdowns in an appropriate and helpful manner.  

Depression Resources

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers five ways that you can support your child when they are struggling with depression.

  • The National Institute on Mental Health provides information about Teen depression, possible symptoms, and how to get support.

  • The Child Mind Institute offers information about child and teen depression with a number of articles and answers to typical questions.

School Resources

  • 504 plan information from Matrix Parents Network and Resource Center

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) information from Matrix Parents Network & Resource Center

  • National Bullying Prevention Center focuses on preventing bullying in schools.  Resources are also available on the website.

  • No Bully offers resources about how to prevent bullying along with how to manage if your child is the victim of harassment.

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