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Suicide Prevention

There are definitely tough times and it is okay to feel sad, depressed, or overwhelmed. Just know that it is possible to overcome any challenges that you are facing and there are people around you that are willing to help you out.  The ACT message helps us to remember to Acknowledge how someone is feeling; Care by telling them you care about them; and Tell a trusted adult.

Self Harm

  • A guide for parents & caregivers - see downloaded brochure “Guide-for-Parents-of-those-who-Self-Injure from website

  • How do I get help?

Eating Disorders

Pressures from friends, family, the media, and ourselves to look a certain way can sometimes lead to the misuse and abuse of food. Eating disorders are so common in America that one or two out of every 100 students will struggle with one.

Social/Emotional Resources

Report Bullying and/or Harassment

Aviara Oaks Middle School is committed to providing a safe, comfortable learning environment for all students. Click on this icon to report any bullying and harassment incidents.

Please be mindful of your use of the following terms:

  • Rude - inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else
  • Mean - Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice)
  • Bullying - Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. This can include verbal, physical, or written electronic communication against another
  • Cyberbullying - The use of electronic communication to harm or harass others in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner
  • Harassment - Includes actual or perceived negative actions that often ridicule, or demean another individual with regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion
  • Intimidation - Subjecting an individual to intentional action that seriously threatens and induces a sense of fear and/or inferiority

If you suspect that bullying has occurred, report it.  Click here to fill out the online form or report it in the school counseling or front office while at school.

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to make an oral or written report to a teacher, staff member, or administrator whenever they feel that they or another student has been or is being bullied.
  2. All bullying complaints will be investigated and resolved by the Principal or designee
  3. State law and District regulations protect anyone who reports bullying or who participates in a bullying investigation from retaliation.
  4. Anyone who is reporting a cyberbullying complaint should save and print any electronic or digital messages sent to them.  These messages should be provided to the Principal or designee investigating the complaint.

Additional information on Bullying and Intimidation may be found in the Carlsbad Unified School District K-12 Student Handbook.

Stress & Anxiety

Professor of psychology at Arizona State University, Suniya Luthar, states in NYTimes Anxiety article “There’s always one more activity, one more A.P. class, one more thing to do in order to get into a top college.  Kids have a sense that they’re not measuring up.”  Another large contributor to anxiety where students are comparing themselves is through the overuse of social media.


When family dynamics change, the stability that once was is now different and can cause uncertainty for a child as they need stability.  How a child handles these situations can vary.  Here are some helpful websites if you need resources to support your child(ren).


  • Youth Talkline - 1-800-246-7743

  • Parents and Friends of lesbian and gays

  • GLBT National Help Center - Provides free and confidential telephone and e-mail peer-counseling, information and local resources for LGBT youth.  1-800-246-PRIDE and