Basic needs insecurity directly impacts a student’s ability to succeed in college. Basic needs services are part of the non-academic supports that contribute to the third pillar of the colleges’ Guided Pathways, Help students stay on their path (Chancellor’s Office, … read more
Health & Wellness ResourcesThese health and wellness resources are an extensive, curated collection of tools and resources. The library includes external resources as well as resources that were developed under CCC Health & Wellness or submitted by the colleges. Search by keyword, topic, and/or audience.
COVID-19 has added to the way many of us see the world through different lenses. Differences in our worldview perspectives can cause disconnection and lead to a lack of resilience. At the same time, our ability to help each other … read more
California Community Colleges Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Guidebook – Includes SNAP Application and Staple Food Guidelines
College student hunger is a pressing concern. Many CCC students are eligible for federal and state benefits programs, such as CalFresh, that can help them afford food and other necessities. Colleges can help by becoming EBT retailers, so that students … read more
This webinar provides an overview and orientation to the 12-hour basic curriculum, 9-hour supplemental curriculum, and ongoing peer to peer support group materials that comprise the curriculum, including youth workbooks, a youth resource guide, a trainer manual, and a peer … read more
This fact sheet explains how unmet basic needs are detrimental to students’ mental health and academic success. It describes the extent of the problem in the CCCs and provides innovative strategies that campuses can implement.
Although typically seen as a time of celebration, for many the holiday season is a period of increased stress and anxiety. These stressors may be worse for some this year, as we navigate an unprecedented holiday season in the middle … read more
This quick guide is a social media roadmap for Student Wellness Ambassadors as well as other students who do mental health and wellness outreach for their college or student club. It offers key considerations for planning, posting, and evaluating social … read more
Asian Americans are the fastest growing U.S. population. Between 2010 and 2015, the AAPI community increased by 72%. The AAPI population is also extremely diverse. It includes 45+ ethnic groups and 100+ languages and dialects. This video provides an overview … read more
Latino/a students make up an increasingly large portion of all students in higher education, especially in California. Latino/a students account for 16% of all undergraduates and 22% of all community college students. In California, Latino/as make up 43% of community … read more
Since 2000, the number of LGBTQ college students has more than tripled. This video describes risk and protective factors for LGBTQ students. It offers strategies to support their mental health.
Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence Session 1: Learning from and With Students, Caregivers, Advocates, and Systems Leaders
Learning From and With Students, Caregivers, Advocates and Systems Leaders is Session 1 of the two-part learning series Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence. This learning series is intended for students, families, educators and school mental … read more
California is home to the largest veteran population in the nation. More veterans attend community college than any other type of college. About 35,000 veterans and active duty service members were enrolled at a California Community College (CCC) in Spring … read more
This quick guide provides Student Ambassadors some strategies on engaging with students who may be undocumented on your campus to promote events on your campus, provide information to share on student mental health, and connect students on your campus with … read more
With the outbreak of COVID-19, many California Community Colleges (CCC) and other providers quickly launched or expanded their telehealth services to minimize face-to-face contact and risk of transmission. The “Telemental Health Services” series explores the telemental health model, student privacy … read more
What’s the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating? When does dieting become dangerous? If you’re concerned about your child’s physical or mental health because of their relationship with food, how can you help? This FAQ explores different types … read more
Stay calm in the midst of all the chaos. Ten tips for college students to reduce stress.
With vaccines available, and many campuses opening their doors for summer and the fall, planning for the next school year is complicated. Young people may need our help to make the best decisions possible. This resource by SchoolHouse Connection and … read more
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here’s how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
There are skills that will help students thrive as you get ready to leave high school. Here you’ll find information, tools and guidance to help you feel Set to Go – whether you go to college or straight to a … read more
Written by John C.S. Kepner, advisor to the College Student Basic Needs Program and Trustee Board Member of Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) in suburban Philadelphia. In this blog, John describes his journey of putting together a coalition of community-based organizations … read more