COVID-19 Online Resources & Updates

During this difficult time, our Outreach Team has put together some helpful resources for you and your families! Please visit Our COVID-19 Resources & Updates page for more information. If you are in need of any more assistance or resources, please contact our Outreach Specialist, Caryn De La Torre (Caryn.DeLaTorre@cahelp.org).

Triage Services

The Desert/Mountain SELPA Prevention and Intervention Team and The Desert Mountain Children’s Center have coalesced around a new intensive effort in providing enhanced partnerships and mental health supports in our High Desert region. Together, we are working with education and community mental health agencies to coordinate and deliver wellness services to children. In addition, our new specialized Outreach Team works with families, caregivers, and students by bridging resources and providing more intensive and collaborative efforts with the community. This growing effort will provide a multi-tiered system of prevention, intervention, and triage supports that includes early identification, crisis intervention and stabilization, mobile crisis support, intensive case management, and resource connections for children and youth.

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Prevention & Intervention

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered prevention framework for building system capacity and enhancing the adoption and implementation of a continuum of evidence-based interventions.

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Desert/Mountain Children's Center

Desert Mountain Children's Center.
17800 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307
After-Hours Hotline: (760) 946-5135

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Outreach Team Resources

Our Outreach Team focuses on building relationships between Local Education Agencies (LEAs), preschool programs, communities, families, and children. Family and community partner involvement is critical and supported by providing resource connections, upcoming parent training, and information about local events.

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County Triage Mental Health Services

Desert Mountain Children's Center.
17800 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307
After-Hours Hotline: (760) 946-5135

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Virtual Calming and Wellness Center

In addition to the normal daily stressors of life, the impact of coping with COVID-19 and racial inequality add an extra layer of challenges. It is important to engage in healthy activities in order to cope with stressful situations.  The Virtual Calming and Wellness Center is designed to assist individually in identifying different tools and strategies for managing emotions.  You can select from a range of calming videos in many categories such as: sound and music, coloring, games, and puzzles, yoga, and mindfulness.  Or you can explore wellness topics like sleep, nutrition, and social/emotional learning.

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Current News

Triage Grant Update
08/12/2020
The Triage Grant has allowed the Prevention and Intervention staff to provide a multi-tiered system of prevention, intervention, and community outreach
Read More about Triage Grant Update
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California's PBIS Community Came Together During These Challenging Times
The California PBIS Coalition created a one-year-only "California PBIS Community Cares" to celebrate the heroic support schools provided students and their families during these challenging times.
Read More about California's PBIS Community Came Together During These Challenging Times
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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Training Calendar 2020-21
School Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning to Support the Safe Reopening of Schools Trainings 2020-21
Read More about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Training Calendar 2020-21
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Connecting Resources for Families and Educators
Feeling a little lost in this time of uncertainty? Needing help finding resources? Look no further!
Read More about Connecting Resources for Families and Educators
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