Social Emotional Awareness
In our continued efforts to enhance student safety and to support the mental health of our students, TUSD brought Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to our middle and high school students, in collaboration with the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System is an anonymous 24/7 crisis call center that students and parents can contact to report tips that someone may be a potential threat to themselves or others.
The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System includes teaching students to recognize the warning signs, especially on social media platforms, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult or report to the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System.
One of the primary goals of the West High community is to support our students in leading healthy, fulfilling lives. The TUSD Families Connected website was developed to offer our families a single location where they can access parent education events in our community, as well as local and national teen wellness resources and information that aim to support us as educators and parents in our shared goal of keeping our students on a healthy path.
BCHD Resources & Referrals ‐ BCHD RESOURCES Find health‐related resources and information for students, adults and families who need additional support and assistance with mental health, medical, dental, vision & hearing, substance use, and more. Contact Beach Cities Health District’s Community Services Department for more information at 310‐374‐3426, ext. 256.
Torrance Unified School District acknowledges the importance of recognizing warning signs for crisis/trauma/suicide to prevent, intervene, and provide post‐care for students who have considered or attempted suicide. TUSD has implemented a suicide prevention, intervention, and post‐intervention policy that specifically addresses the needs of students who exhibit suicidal-ideation. Please see your school counselor for more information.
- In cases of emergency, dial 911.
- For help, please utilize the resources below:
- Crisis Text Line – Text “HELLO” to 741‐741 and a counselor will respond
- LA County Suicide Prevention Crisis Line (24/7): (877) 727‐4747
- Teen Line (800) TLC‐TEEN (852‐8336) or http://teenlineonline.org or text "TEEN" to 839863 to speak with peer counselors
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): (800) 273‐TALK (8255)
- Trevor Project Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth (24/7): (866) 488‐7386
Mental Health Resources Information 2021-2022
Research has shown that helping children develop their social-emotional skills improves their mental health, relationships, and learning outcomes.
West High School has partnered with Tilly’s Life Center (TLC), a social-emotional learning program, providing students the opportunity to participate in their “I Am Me” program that empowers our teens by teaching life skills that build confidence, inspire compassion, and encourage them to pursue their dreams. Using experiential learning, including journal writing, open discussions, and activities, their classes promote self discovery and cover relevant topics in a safe and caring environment.
Care Solace ‐ Care Solace for Torrance Parents
This platform is for students struggling with substance use addiction and/or mental health issues. Care Solace is a safe, simple, confidential, and efficient way to select the right provider for the individual needing care.
Weekly Parent Chat ‐ Support Group Link- Are you wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Trying to manage student stress? Seeking guidance around social media and technology? A free weekly support group provided in partnership with Beach Cities Health District, Thelma McMillen Center, and South Bay Families Connected. All parents are welcome! Every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Beach Cities Health District!
The Gathering Place – Bereavement Support
The mission of The Gathering Place is to encourage healing, health, strength and confidence in those who have experienced the death (within the last two years) of a loved one. They focus is on support groups that specialize in bereavement services for adults, teens and children. (310) 543‐3437