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Difficult Conversations

Families are the first and most important teachers for their children. When there is a crisis or your child/teen is showing signs of emotional stress, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few subject-specific tip sheets for parents, guardians and family members to help guide the conversation.

The most important tips for parents are to stay calm, listen without judgement, believe them, and report. Lastly, when parents seek support for themselves, you are acting as a role model for your children.

FCUSD has extensive, short-term mental health supports available. Parents can make a referral for their child/teen here. We also work with Care Solace, a 24 hr/7 day-a-week navigator service, to connect students, families and staff with substance abuse and mental health treatment. You can self-refer to Care Solace through this page  or request that school staff (Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists, Mental Health Therapists, School Social Workers) make the referral on your behalf.

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