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Mental Health/SELSP

Mrs. Patty Lopez

Social Emotional Learning Support Provider(SELSP) for grades 6 – 8

[email protected]

(951) 253-7430 ext 2136


What is Social Emotional Learning?

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.


Why is Social Emotional Learning Important?

  • Self-Awareness: Youth who are more self-aware tend to exhibit self-confidence and a hopeful sense of the future.
  • Self-Management: The ability to manage oneself and regulate impulses leads to fewer risky behaviors and greater achievement of goals.
  • Social Awareness: The ability to exhibit empathy and identify and rely on available resources in the environment (family, school, and community) increases the likelihood that a child will develop positive relationships.
  • Relationship Skills: Risky behaviors are less likely to occur when youth develop strong relationship skills.
  • Responsible Decision-Making: Ultimately, it is the goal of most parents, educators, and youth-serving professionals to ensure the children in their care are able to develop positive, responsible decision-making skills.


Targeted Behaviors:

  • Ongoing development of the five competencies of social and emotional learning – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making
  • Positive alternatives to many of the maladaptive and self-defeating behavior patterns in which a young person might engage, and the ability to use positive behaviors in many different situations


My Responsibilities:

  • Building relationships and trust with staff, students, and parents
  • Providing the tools and resources that staff, students and parents need to support SEL in the classroom, at home, and in our community

Mental Health Hotlines, Textlines, Chat and Websites

CARESOLACE.COM – Caresolace is a district resource that families can use when in need of service. Click here for more info about CS. Caresolace provides a number of different resources, but most importantly mental health. By clicking the link below parents can complete a quick online inventory (survey) that will be sent to Caresoalce representatives who will then reach out with resources. If you, your child, or family are having difficulty regarding COVID19 or any other situation they can help you find a counselor and/or hotline to get help..

Youth Connection Helpline 800-843-5200

TEXT: BHEARD to 31658 

The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying, health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking or any teen-related struggle are discussed with a crisis counselor in confidence and without judgment. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors provide crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. They have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any type of teen-related struggle or crisis, please call 1-800-843-5200. Translation services are available for multiple languages.

Disaster Distress SAMHSA 800-985-5990 text talkwithus to 66746

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) or chat online


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

Youth Friendly: Adult Staffed Hotlines

Covenant House: 1.800.388.8888

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Drug Abuse Hotline: 1.800.888.9383

National Domestic Violence Hotline: visit https://www.thehotline.org or call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

National Drug Hotline: 1.800.662.HELP (4357)

National Runaway Safeline: 1.800.RUNAWAY (786-2929)

For Mental Health Services and Resources, check out the LEUSD Mental Health Services Page (Click Below)