Social Emotional Resources and Support
At Downtown Value School we believe that a student’s social emotional well being is an essential component to a positive learning experience. Downtown Value provides school counseling services that are primarily short-term temporary services aimed to improve academic, personal and socio-emotional development. You may complete the forms below to request school counseling for your child(ren).
Our counseling experts are here to assist students, parents, and teachers alike. We believe that Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a crucial component of academic success. Through SEL, we empower our students and staff with the essential skills and tools needed to effectively manage their emotions both within and beyond the classroom environment.
Contact the school counselor, Ms. Nancy Lopez, at [email protected], with any questions.
School Counseling Referral Forms
Downtown Value also partners with outside non-profit organizations, and can help families gain access to these organizations with referrals and ongoing support. To learn more about the organizations with whom we partner, please visit their websites.
Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellbeing
Are you or someone you know experiencing emotional challenges? Here are some signs to watch out for:
- Are you feeling sad, lonely, anxious, or depressed?
- Do you regularly have negative thoughts?
- Are you unable to control your emotions?
- Do you rely on smoking or drugs to feel better?
- Do you harm yourself?
- Do you just want to be alone?
Mental Health Resources and Help Lines
If you or someone you know needs support outside of school, consider reaching out to the following organizations. In case of immediate danger, call 911.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “TALK” to 741741
- Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call/text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org/chat
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Hablan Español) 24-hour: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- California Youth Crisis Hotline (Hablan Español) 24-hour: 1-800-843-5200
- Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ youth 24-hour: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
- California "Warmline" for non-emergency emotional support 24-hour: 1-855-854-7415
- LA County Dept. of Mental Health: 1-800-854-7771 or Text "LA" to 741741
Additional Services and Mindfulness and Self-Care
Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is crucial. Here are some self-care tips:
- Maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables while staying hydrated.
- Engage in activities you enjoy, whether it's listening to music, dancing, drawing, or talking to a friend.
- Visit the calming room or GritX, a mental health and wellness resource.
- Expand your knowledge and make healthier choice by visiting Teen's Health.
- Take care of your body, by taking deep breaths, stretching or meditating.