Mental Health


Brian Murphy,

Nichole Sablan,
District Psychologist

(209) 556-1533
2503 Lawrence Street
Ceres, CA 95307

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) involves teaching and facilitating skills that students and adults need to be successful at home, at school, in the workplace, in life. When students and adults have social and emotional skills they are self and socially aware, and have the ability to manage themselves both independently and while interacting with others: They can listen to perspectives of others, use positive communication, be aware of cultural issues and differences, set and achieve goals, and take personal responsibility for their learning.

How Do We Achieve SEL?

  1. Creating a safe and respectful learning environment, which is well managed, supportive, and engaging with active participation.
  2. Using a variety of programs to deliberately teach the SEL skills students need to be successful learners. See the list below for specific programs.
  3. Keep integrating SEL skills throughout the day and in all curriculum areas through modeling of instructional practices that promote SEL skill practice and maximize learning. 

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Stress Busters (for kids)
Defenderse del estrés (para niños) 

Mental Health Services
Student Services Department Video - English Spanish
Student Support Specialist Video
Social Emotional Learning Pilot Program

AB2246 : Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Parent Resources
Positive Experiences
Parenting Preventing ACE's - English / Spanish
Jessica's House - School Group Resources
Protective Factors Against Youth Suicide - 
English / Spanish
Recognizing and Responding to Warning Signs of Suicide - English / Spanish
Risk Factors for Youth Suicide - English / Spanish
Parent Handouts - When Your Child Expresses Suicidal Thoughts or Behavior -English / Spanish
Parent Tips for Helping Children Handle Tragic Events - English / Spanish
Self-Care Advice for Parents with a Child in Crisis - English / Spanish
Student Mental Health Handout - English / Spanish
Mental Health Resources - English / Spanish



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