Educational Resources

Back To School Resources

As students return to school in modified settings for COVID safety, we understand that youths, families, caregivers, educators and school staff may feel anxious, fearful, upset and depressed during this unprecedented transition period. To help address these concerns, we have assembled this collection of mental health and wellbeing resources for you to review, use and share with your family and school communities.

Learning Together Safely PSA from LACDMH, Los Angeles County Office of Education and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence Resources

School Wellbeing Toolkit for teachers and school staff to practice self-care and support the wellbeing of their school community. Each topic card will provide practical strategies and self-care tips for educators

For more resources, check out “Educators Overcoming Under Stress,” a series of stories to support educators and school staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full series — plus additional courses, tools and resources — is available for free on the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence learning platform. (Please note you will need to create a free login account to access the platform’s resources, including the videos linked below.)


Prioritizing Prevention with Dr. Jon SherinThe Path to Opening LA Schools with Dr. Debra Duardo
Considerations for Student and Staff Safety with Arturo ValdezListening, Partnering, and Breathing with Dr. Laurel Bear

California Office of the Surgeon General

California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids During COVID-19
Stress management guidance for parents and caregivers


Los Angeles County Office Of Education (LACOE) Resources


Additional Resources for Educators & School Staff


Additional Resources for Parents


Resources for  Youth


Crisis Support
Resources that may help if you are experiencing a mental health crisis or need immediate support include