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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District

Information for Parents

Parent Resources

Parent Resources

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Parenting can be challenging and high school can be a confusing time for parents and teens.  The most important thing a parent/guardian can do to keep their teens safe is to connect emotionally every day and stay tuned in with what social media they are using, how they are using it, and the messages they send and receive.
All students are different and there is not one right path to follow.  Finding balance between academics, extracurricular activities, family and friends is the challenge of most teens.  Please do your best to protect your teen’s sleep (i.e., 8 - 9 hours) as you support them in learning how to make necessary adjustments in their choices.
 
Mental illness stigma has been identified as one of the most important barriers to the recovery of a teen struggling with mental illness.  If you become concerned about your teen’s emotional well-being, mental health resources are available to your teen at school and in the community.
 
Accessing Mental Health Resources in the Community

Accessing Mental Health Resources in the Community

Community mental health resources:

Community mental health resources:

Depression, Anxiety, Executive Functioning

Depression, Anxiety, Executive Functioning

Children’s Health Council (CHC) community education presentations for parents and teachers on an array of mental health challenges available online 24/7 access.  Presentation slides and videos include:
  • Helping Kids with Executive Functioning Issues Manage Behavior
  • Practical, Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD
  • LGTBQ Teens & Depression
  • Anxiety in Children:  What to Look for and How to Support Your Child
  • The Challenges of Anxiety - How You Can Support Your Child
  • LGBT 101
 
Grief

Grief

 
Stress

Stress

 
Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

  • Above the Influence is a program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids helps families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use.
  • TeensHealth is a nonprofit children's health system that helps families take charge of their health. The website has doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics, and easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools.