Get Help: Suicide Prevention and Other Resources
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY
If you or someone you know needs help, please know that you are not alone. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs, and more are available to you, whether you are in crisis yourself or concerned about someone else. Here are some numbers to call for supports:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 9-8-8, or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Crisis Line: 1-800-991-5272
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ Young People): 1-866-488-7386
The Panama-Buena Vista Union School Board recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student. No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass, sexually harass, threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel. Review Board Policies on Bullying.
Child Abuse and Neglect
The Board of Trustees is committed to supporting the safety and well-being of district students and desires to facilitate the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect. The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement strategies for preventing, recognizing, and promptly reporting known or suspected child abuse and neglect. Review Board Policies on Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting.
Kern County Child Abuse Hotline: (661) 631-6011
Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault: 661-327-1091
Kern County Family Justice Center: 661-868-8410
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Don't See What You Are Looking For? Call 2-1-1
This resource is available by dialing 2-1-1, or online. It’s free, easy to use and available 24/7. Get additional resources at Kern County 2-1-1.
SAY SOMETHING SANDY HOOK PROMISE
The national nonprofit, Sandy Hook Promise, developed the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS). The system allows youth and adults to securely submit anonymous safety concerns - anytime, from anywhere - to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. The system enables school administrators and law enforcement to create effective interventions and to help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.
Sandy Hook Promise Website: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/
Say Something Website: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/say-something-tips/
Parents can find more information about SS-ARS HERE.