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Dr. Bishop's Community Newsletter 
August 28, 2014 

Vallejo Schools Fully Open for Students and Families After Earthquake


VALLEJO -- The Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) is responding with existing Full Service Community Service (FSCS) resources and support to assist its more than 14,000 students and their families in the aftermath of the earthquake. VCUSD schools were open on Monday, August 25th and the district's Maintenance and Operations staff performed safety inspections and found limited structural damage to our school site facilities.

 

"Vallejo schools are standing strong, but some of our students, parents, and staff members may be struggling. School staff is ready to assist parents and students who are dealing with the emotional and physical effects of the earthquake," said VCUSD Superintendent Ramona Bishop. "Each of our Full Service Community Schools can help students and their families cope with the trauma caused by this natural disaster."


VCUSD has 24 Full Service Community Schools, and each campus has an Academic Support Provider who can help students and parents connect to resources such as mental health services, food aid, or other services.


We appreciate the support of Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring the training of our school staff in trauma sensitive care to help address students' needs. We are also pleased to have the support of Solano County Mental Health.


Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Senior Mental Health Services Manager stated, "This partnership with VCUSD Full Service Community Schools is invaluable most especially in the last couple days after the earthquake. Mental health staff are available for consultation and support to students and staff to help with students that may need support. It is normal for young children or even adolescents and adults to show symptoms of distress, fear, confusion, agitation or trauma depending on their home situation.


It is important that parents and adults listen, observe and monitor these behaviors/symptoms and provide assurance and allow children to talk and express feelings or thoughts. It is also important that we provide some quiet space and help normalize their feelings, behavior and thoughts in

light of this natural disaster.


For information on mental health services, please call 1-800-547-0495 or contact your local school site for referrals to services in the county and community."

  

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