Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians

Below are some websites, resources and activities on the topics of social-emotional learning, counseling and grief support, family resources and personal safety.  Not all references are available in Spanish.

If you or anyone in your family is in a mental health crisis, you can talk to a counselor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling the Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255.  This will put you in touch with a network of crisis centers across the country staffed with trained listeners who can refer you to help.  If you have an immediate mental health EMERGENCY, please call 911.

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Emotional Learning Curriculum Resources

Second Step Curriculum

This website provides resources and activities for parents and students to promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children grades PreK-8. The Santa Fe Public Schools currently use the Second Step curriculum as part of its prevention efforts. 

Social Emotional Learning: NBC Parent ToolKit   

This is a website and free app for parents to support the overall  developmental needs of their children.

Coping Skills for Kids

Keeping Kids Mentally and Emotionally Healthy During Social Distancing

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus                                                                                                

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

PAX

If your child’s school is using PAX, PAXTools is a way for families to adapt the wonderful PAX kernels our SFPS students are already using in many of their schools. Parents can access these tools at paxtools.org or "like" the PAX Tools Facebook page.  There is also a  PAX Tools app that is free.  Materials in Spanish are being developed and should be available soon.  PAX Tools "recipe cards" that list  and explain one tool per card will be available on the paxtools.org website soon.  

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Partners

PMS Teen Health @ Center Capital High School & PMS Teen Health Center @ Santa Fe High School

The Teen Health Centers at CHS and SFHS are open and see teens ages 14-19 years of age. They are on site from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Not testing for COVID-19. Now able to do telephonic appointments. First visit is a face to face visit for all new patients. Behavioral Health visits are being completed remotely. Call for an appointment.  Please leave a message and they will return your call.

CHS Teen Health Center:   505-467-1081             

SFHS Teen Health Center: 505-467-2439

Sky Center

The Sky Center provides free family counseling services to members of our community with a youth in the household between the ages of 0-23.The Sky Center is open and scheduling families via video conferencing and telephone calls.

For scheduling and more information regarding these services and the technology to access them, please contact The Sky Center directly at 505-473-6191 or at theskyctr@gmail.com. Hablamos Español.

Gerard’s House

Gerard's House is a safe place for grieving children, teens and families, where healing happens through acceptance and peer support.Gerard’s House is offering grief support via video conferencing and telephone calls throughout this public health crisis at no cost for children and youth (ages 4 - 21) and for adults, in English and in Spanish. They also have 1:1 sessions, grief-related play and art activities families can do from home. For more information regarding their services and the technology to access them,  please call Gerard’s House at (505) 424-1800 or  maggie@gerardshouse.com.  

Adelante Program-Santa Fe Public Schools

The Santa Fe Public Schools Adelante Program provides services for children, teens, and their families experiencing homelessness in Santa Fe. Adelante staff continue to provide case management and navigation services to their clients by phone. Food distribution for Adelante families occurs on  Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Adelante Program office. Please call 505-467-2524 for support.  A case manager or liaison will return your call.

Solace Crisis Treatment Center 

Solace Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services inicluding therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, violent crimes victim advocacy and sexual violence prevention programs. All services are provided in English and Spanish, with interpretation services available for other language access needs. Therapists are offering phone sessions.  Advocates continue to help clients access resources. Call 505-986-9111 to be directed to a center advocate.

Mountain Center  

The Mountain Center is a nationally recognized and accredited educational and therapeutic organization that is dedicated to promoting personal discovery and social change among youth, families and groups through the use of creative learning experiences in wilderness, community and cultural environments. Therapists are providing sessions via computer or phone.  Their Gender and Sexuality Alliance Network is providing support for LGBTQ youth in a similar way. Please call 505-983-6158.

Santa Fe County Connect Resource Guide

Share New Mexico Resource Directory

Helplines

  • Emergency Help   newmexico.gov/i-need-assistance; access food, what to do if you have lost your job, and pay rent, mortgage, taxes, court fees, and other suddenly unmanageable costs
  • Sandy Hook 1-844-5-SAYNOW Hotline; anonymous report of  threats of harm to self or others
  • New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 1-855-NMCrisis (1-855-662-7474); 24/7 talk support
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline         1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org; 24/7 talk & chat support, online resources, 1-888-628-9454 (en Español)
  • Agora Crisis Center  505-277-3013, www.agoracares.org; call, chat, get referrals
  • The Trevor Project         1-866-488-7386,text START to 678678,  www.thetrevorproject.org; 24/7 talk & chat support for LGBTQ+ youth, online resources
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  •  New Mexico Department of Health; accurate up-to-date Coronavirus information

Other

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Resources
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Adult Self-Care

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We're All In This Together: How to Engage in Social Connection While Socially Distancing

How to prepare for extended school closings—and not lose your mind

Yoga for Kids

YMCA Health & Fitness Videos

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

The Best National Parks to Visit -- Virtually

List of Virtual Field Trips

Spanish Children’s Stories

20 Screen-Free Things To Do With Your Kids Indoors When School Is Closed

Bored? List of activities

Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

Parent’s Guide Online Safety on YouTube