If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm, call 911 or the suicide prevention hotline:

Santa Clara County: 1-855-278-4204

San Mateo County: 1-650-579-0350

Nationwide: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Project Cornerstone has curated the following lists of resources for you, your family, your community, and/or your school.

BULLYING RESOURCES
YOUTH & TEENS
  • StopBullying.gov offers separate sections for kids, teens and young adults to help them understand how to identify and stop bullying. (Español)
  • MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers.
  • Cyberbullying.org has resources for teens to help deal with cyberbullying.
  • Hey, Terra! answers your questions with thoughtful advice.
ADULT & FAMILIES
SCHOOLS
LGBTQQ
Resources for youth:
  • The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
  • LGBTQQ Resources for Elementary and Middle Schools has been compiled by Palo Alto Unified School District and contains resources for elementary and middle school aged youth and families.
  • It Gets Better Project was founded to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens’ lives will improve. The site offers many kids something they've never had before: the ear of a sympathetic adult who understands exactly what they're going through.
Resources for schools:
CYBERBULLYING
BULLYING RELATED TO ABILITY STATUS
ASSET 41 RESOURCES

In 2000, Project Cornerstone held a listening campaign  to gain perceptions and opinions of diverse cultural groups in Silicon Valley, resulting in the 41st Asset—Positive Cultural Identity. In 2017 the language was updated with additional community input.

POSITIVE CULTURAL IDENTITY: Youth feels comfortable with and proud of their identity, including but not limited to ability status, body size, ethnicity, faith/religion, family status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, language, race, and sexual orientation.

ABILITY STATUS

Ability Status

Ability status includes one's physical or mental ability to perform everyday tasks.

Resources

BODY IMAGE

Body Image

Body image is based on a person's thoughts and feelings about the way their body looks.

Resources

ETHNICITY

Ethnicity

Defined as a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.

Resources

FAITH/RELIGION

Faith & Religion

Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines and spiritual practices.

Resources

FAMILY STATUS

Family Status

The world is a melting pot of families of different configurations, beliefs, cultural norms, and personal practices. Every child and family comes with different family values and experiences.

Resources

GENDER

Gender

Gender Identity: One's innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth.

Gender Expression: External appearance of one's gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either masculine or feminine.

Resources

IMMIGRATION STATUS

Immigration Status

How one's family came to the United States, their immigration story, and their legal status.

Resources

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Sexual Orientation

An inherent or immutable enduring emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to other people.

Resources

  • County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs provides leadership, resources, and support for the well-being and longevity of LGBTQQ communities in Santa Clara County through coordinated, integrated approaches.
  • Genderbread Person is a visual diagram to help understand gender and sexuality.
  • Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. They have a variety of resources for youth, parents, and educators.
  • GLSEN's mission is to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  Their Safe Space Kit is designed to help school create a safe place for LGBTQQ youth.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics website, HealthyChidren.org:
  • It Gets Better was founded to prevent suicide among LGBTQQ youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens’ lives will improve. The site offers many kids something they've never had before: the ear of a sympathetic adult who understands exactly what they're going through.
  • LGBTQQ National Health Center provides free and confidential peer support and local resources.
  • LGBTQQ Resources for Elementary and Middle Schools has been compiled by Palo Alto Unified School District and contains resources for elementary and middle school aged youth and families.
  • Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy.
  • PFLAG offers guidance and support if you believe that a young person you care for may be struggling with his or her sexual identity or if he or she shares a homosexual or bisexual orientation with you and you wish to learn how best to be supportive.
  • Parent, Educator & Youth Guide to LGBTQQ Cyberbullying from ConnectSafely
  • Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
  • The Welcoming Schools Guide offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBTQQ inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities.
  • Children's books about LGBTQQ inclusion
GENERAL RESOURCES
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
  • Keep Connected from the Search Institute, offers information and resources to help families raise happy, healthy kids.
  • Challenge Success provided schools and families with the information and strategies they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for their kids.
  • Bank It makes it easier to help kids understand, talk about and manage money. www.bankit.com
  • KidsData.org offers all kinds of data about the health and wellbeing of children in California.
  • Kidshealth.org has three separate sites for parents, kids, and teens about all kinds of health and wellness issues.
  • Parent Project is the only program of its kind​​​ in the nation. It focuses on adolescent behaviors, and has grown to become the largest mandated Juvenile diversion program in the country. Parent Project addresses critical issues parents face and offers solutions to their questions.
  • Community Connections has  Santa Clara County Events and Resources to Support Youth Development
  • Hand In Hand Parenting has resources on their website to support healthy parenting
  • Doing Good Together has a great resource for meaningful family conversations.
  • Youth Community Services works to connect youth in the mid-peninsula with community service.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS
  • Project Cornerstone offers a range of services to help schools reduce bullying and improve climate.
  • Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on: Embracing Family Diversity, Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Schools, Preventing Bias-Based Bullying, and Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students.
  • Silicon Valley Faces offers intensive programs to high school communities, including Camp Everytown.
  • Social Thinking provides practical frameworks, strategies and products to teach social problem solving, social emotional interpretation and social skills.
  • iKeepSafe offers educator resources for digital citizenship.