Acknowledge Alliance serves K-12 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, integrating resilience into all levels of learning by: mentoring educators, counseling at-risk youth and teaching social emotional learning lessons for the whole classroom.
San Mateo County providing comprehensive sexual assault services for survivors and their loved ones while working in the community to prevent sexual assault, end cycles of violence, and educate residents and providers about sexual violence and other kinds of abuse.
With distance learning and a more significant reliance on technical devices to access learning, it is important parents understand the risks and have open, meaningful conversations with their student about being online. The tools created, (and outlined below) are intended to assist parents who have already had these discussions, and to provide a roadmap for those who have not yet begun. Along with the tools, RTS is offering virtual workshops to review the information and answer parent questions. The documents include:
The Safety Guide is designed to provide parents with information on internet safety and help them address the potential dangers our youth are exposed to through common social media platforms. It covers cyberbullying among other serious concerns.
How to Talk to Your Children About Sex, Sexting and Digital Safety is a step by step guide to having open-ended conversations to set boundaries for your child and for intervene when/if a parent discovers concerning material on a device. example of how to have a conversation with your youth if you find concerning pictures or texts on their phone.
Flyer for Helping Your Child/Teen Safely Navigate the Online World – is an invitation to parents/guardians to a webinar, offered in English and Spanish, facilitated by Violence Prevention Educators in San Mateo County to learn about youth culture and how maintain open communication with their student.
Three dates for high school parents (2 English, 1 Spanish)
Three dates for middle school parents (2 English, 1 Spanish)
These documents are located on the SMCOE website, and will be added to the websites of RTS, Child and Family Services, and BHRS. While this is a difficult subject, we are hoping to spread these helpful documents far and wide to better protect our students. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Amanda Freemam, Program Director of Rape Trauma Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary McGrath, Exective Director of Safe and Supportive Schools at email@example.com.
Pride Center is the first ever LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County. Whether seeking behavioral health services or gathering in solidarity with others to share stories, build relationships, learn, grow, create, and heal together.
Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ+) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. Outlet is youth-centered, respecting all individuals and honoring their differences. Outlet program staff provide a safe environment that is confidential, inclusive, and non-judgmental.
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) @ Sequoia
Student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSA club will start up soon, but students can email the Sequoia GSA Board members at firstname.lastname@example.org.