The CARE (Collaborative Agency Resources for Escondido) Youth Project strengthens linkages and partnerships between youth, families, schools and community agencies in order to support a common goal – help grow a safer and healthier Escondido.
As a result, numerous community services agencies and youth advocacy programs are working together through the CARE Youth Project to provide a comprehensive network of resources and assistance. The goal is that no child or family is ever alone or unsupported. The wide range of school- and community-based programs and services include:
- Safe school environments and violence prevention activities
- Alcohol and other drug prevention activities
- Student behavioral, social, and emotional supports
- Mental health services
- Health services
- Early childhood social and emotional learning programs
So, what can that mean for you? By tapping our community’s resources, our youth and their families can identify and access the programs and services needed to support their school and personal success. Together, we can grow a safer and healthier Escondido.
For more information, please contact us.
April 2013: The CARE Youth Project has been awarded the 2013 Public Health Champion Theme Award Recipient for the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) . This award celebrates the program’s successes in providing a Return on Investment (ROI) for San Diego residents and for contributions to HHSA’s Live Well! San Diego Initiative. For more information go to the HHSA Website at: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/chronic_disease_health_disparities/public_health_champion_awards.html
December 2012: The CARE Youth Project was awarded a 2012 California School Board Association Golden Bell Award in the area of Community Schools through Partnership and Collaboration and the 2012 Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership Award for a school district for exemplary community partnership and collaboration!
** Materials Available - Response to a School Shooting **
In response to the tragic event at an elementary school in Connecticut, the following resources are available for EUSD students, staff, and parents.
- The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention resources for children, school staff, and parents in dealing with the aftermath of a school shooting. Click here for information.
- Tips for Parents on Helping a Child Cope with Trauma. Parent Tips for Dealing for Helping Kids Cope with Trauma – ENG Parent Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Trauma – SPA
- The Escondido Union School District’s Psychological Crisis Response Plan for assisting students, staff, and parents during and after a crisis. Click here for EUSD CRISIS RESPONSE PLAN 2012
For more information on how to support children through this crisis, please contact your site’s support specialist or counselor, or contact the CARE Youth Project Offices at 760.432.2381.