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In the wake of the high profile situation at Castleview Elementary School, and following so closely to the tragedy in Las Vegas, you may have questions regarding how to discuss these events with your student. The most important thing for parents to remember is to be open with your child or teenager; encouraging them to talk about what they are feeling or thinking. You may not always feel like you have the “right” answer; however, your willingness to discuss difficult issues increases your child’s sense of safety and helps them understand they are not alone in their feelings. Listed below are some resources for how to support your student (and yourself) in times of trauma and tragedy. Remember, Riverside Unified School District’s Psychological Services and Student Assistance Program, are here to support your child’s well-being.

3637 Arlington Avenue Ste. B,
Riverside, California 92506

Robert Diaz

Robert Diaz

Coordinator, Ermhs/Secondary Special Education
Ext: 83802

Michael Damico

Michael Damico

Program Specialist
Ext: 83820

Aurora Garcia

Aurora Garcia

Program Specialist

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Resources on Emotional Distress

If you are experiencing emotional distress and would like to speak to someone, call one of the following crisis lines:

For more information about entity listed, visit their website by clicking on each name.

HELPLine - 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention 

The HELPLine is a free, confidential crisis/suicide intervention services operated by highly trained volunteers.  The line is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  Phone:  (951) 686-HELP (4357)


By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. Phone: (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)  Spanish line: (888) 628-9454  TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)



National organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Youth 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

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