Links and Resources:

Crisis Hotline: 24 hours/ 7 days
  • Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast Santa Cruz County: 831-458-5300

  • Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Center: 831.600.2800

  • California Youth Crisis Line: 800-843-5200

  • LGBT Hot Line: 800-347-8336

  • Diversity Center Santa Cruz: 831-425-5422

  • Emergency: 9.1.1

Adoption/Foster Resources:
  • ATTACh This is an organization that has dedicated itself to education professionals and parents of children with  attachment and adoption issues. 

  • Beyond Consequences Institute Great source for newsletters, CD’s DVD’s and books  on parenting a child who has been traumatized by chronic neglect and/or abuse. 

  • FAIR Great resources and support for adoptive and preadoptive families.

  • Mindsight Institute Source of books, CD's, and DVD's helping parents reflecting on their own childhood in order to  become more responsive parents.

  • Resolve of Northern California The Northern California branch holds one or two conferences each year about  adoption and issues related to infertility. They are a good resource if you are thinking of adopting.

  • PACT Comprehensive information of everything related to adoption.

  • Families with Children from China (FCC) Provides information for families who have adopted, or are in the process  of adopting, a child from China.

Mindfulness Resources:

some useful websites:

http://www.marc.ucla.edu

http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22

The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center has a web page of free mindfulness mediations to download and try. A great place to start or try new things

https://goamra.org      

 The American Mindfulness Research Association  that brings together the latest research in Mindfulness.

http://www.mindful.org

With sections on how to be mindful at work, at home, and in your life. It has wonderful how-to’s on mindfulness practice and articles from the thought leaders in the field.

 

“You yourself, as much as any body in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection. ”

– Buddha