Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)

Below is an overview of Orange County Department of Education, learn more about them and their offerings then click the link to access the trainings on their website. You will leave the RESET Toolbox, but be sure to come back and visit often.

About:

The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) serves some of Orange County’s most vulnerable student populations and provides support and mandated fiscal oversight to 27 school districts serving more than 600 schools and nearly 500,000 students.

In addition to providing direct instruction to students through its own alternative and special education programs, OCDE administers an array of programs and services that are critical to the operations of local school districts and community colleges, facilitating professional development, legal guidance, payroll, career and technical education support, high-speed internet access, Local Control and Accountability Plan assistance and approval, resources for families, and student enrichment.

OCDE’s vision, outlined in its most recent Strategic Plan, is that “Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success.” Department staff are working to achieve this goal in collaboration with educators at all levels of student development, from early childhood through higher education, and in partnership with families, businesses and community organizations.

Who It’s For:

  • Parents/Caregivers
  • Students K-12
  • Teachers/School Administrators
  • Community Members

Trainings:

Building Blocks of Resiliency: Helping Students Thrive for Parents/Family

Intended Audience: Parent/Caregiver
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi and Arabic

This training is for parents and guardians and is intended to increase their knowledge about the 40 Developmental Assets and how they can use them to cultivate resilience in their children. Participants will learn what resilience is, what the 40 Development Assets are, and how family-school-community partnerships can support asset building. They will be presented with real-world examples of Asset Builders, and learn practical ideas and strategies they can use right away.

Building Blocks of Resiliency: Helping Students Thrive for Students Grades 6-12

Intended Audience: Middle School and High School Students
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English, Spanish

Participants will learn what resilience is, what the 40 Development Assets are, and how supportive relationships can help them build Assets. They will receive practical ideas and strategies to boost their social and emotional skills and cultivate a positive mindset.

Building Blocks of Resiliency: Helping Students Thrive for School Staff

Intended Audience: Teacher/School Administrator
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English

This training is for school staff/educators and is intended to increase their knowledge about the 40 Developmental Assets and how they can use them to cultivate resilience in students. Participants will learn what resilience is, what the 40 Development Assets are, and how family-school partnerships can support Asset building. They will be presented with real-world examples of Asset Builders, and learn practical ideas and strategies they can use right away.

Building Blocks of Resiliency: Helping Students Thrive for Community

Intended Audience: Community Member, Parent/Caregiver
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi and Arabic

This training is for adults in the community and is intended to increase their knowledge about the 40 Developmental Assets and how they can use them to cultivate resilience in young people. Participants will learn what resilience is, what the 40 Development Assets are, and how family-school-community partnerships can support asset building. They will be presented with real-world examples of Asset Builders, and learn practical ideas and strategies they can use right away.

Stress and Health for Students Grades 6-12

Intended Audience: Middle School and High School Students
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English, Spanish

This training was designed for students grades 6-12, to learn about the different types of stress, physical and mental impacts and ways to cope in a positive way. The course informs about trauma, ACEs and resiliency, but spends more time on stress. Students learn about mindfulness, gratitude and other techniques for managing mental and emotional well-being. Students learn about self-awareness and methods of practicing the skill, through tips and self-reflection opportunities. While learning about stigma, youth have an opportunity to learn skills related to social awareness.

Stress and Health for Parents, Family and Community

Intended Audience: Parent/Caregiver, Community Member
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Farsi and Arabic

This training is for parents so that they can learn about the impact of trauma on development, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and learn about techniques for parenting to mitigate these impacts, help their youth cope with stress and feel confident to practice positive coping strategies to prevent burnout.

Stress and Health for Teachers and School Administrators

Intended Audience: Teacher/School Administrator
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English

This training is for school staff/educators so that they can learn about the impact of trauma on development, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and learn how to apply trauma-informed practices into (virtual) classrooms or other interactions with students and families, and feel confident to practice positive coping strategies to manage their stress.

Building Relationships with Students Online

Intended Audience: Teacher/School Administrator
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English

This training is for school staff/educators so that they can learn the CASEL social emotional learning (SEL) core competencies and how to apply them to building positive relationships with students, to learn specific engagement practices for engaging students through asynchronous and synchronous classroom settings, and to increase confidence to use interactive and engaging strategies to enhance relationships with students.

Connectopedia: Networking Through the Network for Middle School and High School Students (grades 6-12)

Intended Audience: Middle School Students and High School Students
Duration: 1 hour
Available in languages: English and Spanish

This training is for students in grades 6-12 in order for them to learn about best practices of interacting online, the mental health benefits and cautions of virtual spaces, and easy-to-use strategies to enhance their connection to peers from behind a screen. Through activities and self-reflection, students will learn about digital citizenship practices and cyberbullying prevention, mental and emotional health basics, and resources and support systems they can utilize when they or a friend need support. In addition, students will be introduced to various platforms that can support healthy connections to others while simultaneously promoting positive mental health practices, resilience, mindfulness, and social and emotional wellness. By the end of this training, students will be equipped with strategies that will help them navigate digital spaces in a safe and integral manner, tools that will support positive interactions with peers from behind a screen, and resources to support their mental health and emotional well-being.

If you believe that you or a loved one is currently at high-risk, call 911 or immediately transport them to a hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency mental health care through this website.

Funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), Behavioral Health Services, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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