Mental Health and Wellness

It’s National Thank You Month! Thank You Month is a time for us to spread kindness by thanking all the people who’ve helped us along the way.
Did you know that gratitude makes you happier? Appreciation has been shown to lessen symptoms of depression and improve overall mental health. By thanking others for their support and kindness, we also help our own mental well-being. Taking time to say “thank you” can be a small moment that makes a big difference in someone’s day. 
We encourage you to spend some time this January thinking about what you’re thankful for and express gratitude for those who have helped you. Help from others is so appreciated and, at times, needed. 
If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use treatment and would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365. You can also visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
Thank you for being part of our community. You are a valued member of Davis Joint Unified School District and we look forward to a great year ahead.

Parenting Resources

Strong Families Yolo is a website created by Yolo County Children’s Alliance (YCCA) as a project of the Yolo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) that encourages everyone to play a part in caring for Yolo children and strengthening Yolo families.
Yolo County Children's Alliance Parent Education Guides
Four Ways to Support Teens' Social Emotional Development
10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home
Giant List of Regulating Activities for Children.pdf


Belly Breathing for Kids

Belly Breathing Sesame Street

Just Breathe
Yoga class
6 Mindfulness Activities You Can Do As a Family 

(English) (Spanish) 7 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and Families

(English) (Spanish) Mindfulness Exercises (English) (Spanish)

Guided Meditations - in English and Spanish Mindfulness for Teens

100 Free Social Emotional Learning Tools

Emotional Regulation

Red Light, Green Light (English version)

Red Light, Green Light (Spanish version)

Freeze Dance Game (English version)

Freeze Dance Game (Spanish version)
Feelings of Control (English)(Spanish)

Coping Skills Worksheet (English) (Spanish)
The Helpful Counselor - 18 coping skills & activities

Positive and Negative Self Talk 

Deep Breathing for Kids

Calming Anxiety - Coping Skills

Mental Health Resources
PEP Talk

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Social Emotional Support Form

If you are worried about a student’s social emotional well-being or mental health fill out this form and a referral will be sent to a school counselor or another staff member who will provide support for the student.  

Cara Messmore 
Director of Student Support Services
[email protected]

Annette Preciado
Prevention & Crisis Manager
[email protected]

Camica Edwards
Foster/Homeless Liaison
[email protected]