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SEL Everyday: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction

Co-facilitated by Meena Srinivasan Award-winning leader and co-founder of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL), TEDx speaker, and author of SEL Everyday, Integrating Social and Emotional Learning ...

Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings for Community Partners

Are you a Santa Cruz County community organization serving youth ages 12-18? Are you interested in building your and/or your team’s skills to provide immediate ...

Our Commitment to Youth Mental Health First Aid

Santa Cruz COE is supporting Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) as one branch of our larger Behavioral Health and Mental Health Initiatives. With one ...

Social Emotional Learning Across the County

Professional Development at the Districts Suzanne Denham and Shannon McQuaide facilitated a 4-hour professional development around “Creating Cultures of Belonging” on September 1 at San ...
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Taking Action on Hunger

Dear community member, Food insecurity affects students’ ability to learn and grow, impacting concentration, memory, mood, and so much more. We know that about 1 ...

“Ending the Silence” Program for Schools

Ending the Silence for Students is a 60-90 minute presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, and ...

Recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education and school districts work closely with local service providers to connect staff ...

Bringing Youth Mental Health First Aid to Santa Cruz County

As part of the Community Resiliency Initiative, Santa Cruz COE is training Santa Cruz County school staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). This ...
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Overdose Prevention: Event Aims to Get Naloxone to Teens, Parents

Youth are increasingly impacted by the national opioid epidemic, yet often lack access to the tool they need to prevent overdoses and save lives.  To ...
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Announcing our School Climate and Wellness Effort

The Santa Cruz COE is excited to introduce our new effort to support districts and school sites with implementation and integration of Wellness Center initiatives ...
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Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative (SIBHI) – Opioids, Fentanyl, Narcan, & Youth

The Schools Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative fosters the well-being of children, youth, families and staff by increasing inter-agency coordination and supporting the development of a ...
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Fed Up – Now What?

On a Saturday morning in early June, nearly 200 people packed into a full theater at the Nickelodeon to see the new documentary, Fed Up. Thanks ...