• Parent Resources

    For more information or assistance please contact Gabriela DiGiovanni or Yoana Armendariz  Student Support Coordinators.

    If you ever need the Student Assistance Program, call (951) 696-1600 ext. 1219 
    Breakthrough Referral Form                            Breakthrough Brochure                         Breakthrough en Espanol                           


    NAMI: Like an umbrella in a storm, NAMI provides help to those in need. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) supports and assists those with mental illness and their loved ones. Like the umbrella, we provide a useful tool to those in need. 
    MVUSD Mental Health Team Parent Center - Course available to district parents.
    A list of the mental health therapists in the valley which includes a short bio and area of specialty. 

    NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. 

    National Association of School Psychologists - Although some resources are for "members only," many resources are free. Great site for prevention, intervention, and response to many types of school incidents and crises, including natural disasters, school violence, trauma, and more. Handouts on a wide range of topics, from anger and aggression to dealing with death, eating disorders and suicide prevention.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – Extensive site that addresses a multitude of mental health issues, including bullying prevention.
    AA Meetings - This site provides a list of all meetings in the Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore areas.  
    Kids Connected - Cancer support and education for children and their families.
    PFLAG Temecula - Friends and Family of Lesbians, Gays and Transgender 
    Family Acceptance Project -  The San Francisco State Family Acceptance Project has helpful resources for students and families
    Warning Signs - Drug/Alcohol use
    Mental Health Symptoms Checklist - A checklist that provides some early indicators of the presence of a mental health disorder

    Breakthrough Student Assistance Program:

    What is Breakthrough? Breakthrough is the district-wide student assistance program designed to identify and support children and their families through times of crisis and stress.

    Where is Breakthrough located? Although we are located on the Murrieta Canyon Academy campus, we are as close as a phone call or e-mail away. Breakthrough serves all district sites.

    Who is Breakthrough for? Breakthrough is designed to help support all who work in the educational process. We want to make schools a safer place by working one-on-one with students and their families. We also support school administrators, teachers, and anyone who wants to help students make it through school safely and successfully.

    What can Breakthrough do to support me as a Teacher/Staff Member?  Breakthrough exists to support you in serving our students and families. If you need assistance with regard to any student concern, your site counselor can be the first point of contact or you can contact district Breakthrough directly.

    How do I refer a student to Breakthrough ? Fill out a Referral Form  and send it to the Breakthrough office. 
    Some common referrals to Breakthrough: You may refer the following concerns or behaviors to Breakthrough CONFIDENTIALLY.
    • Stress Reduction
    • Students with a high level of anger or involvement in violence
    • Students you feel may be being picked on or “bullied”
    • Students with poor grades or whose grades suddenly drop
    • Students that are having difficulties that you just can’t help enough
    • Students who seem very worried, sad, or depressed
    • Students with difficult questions or needs that you don’t feel you can address
    • Students with possible substance abuse issues (including addictive families)
    • Anything else that concerns you