Sonoma County Office of Education

After the Fire: Support for Staff and their Families

10/31/2019 -

You may be experiencing stress or anxiety after the wildfires. Many staff members experienced weeks of displacement due to evacuations and traumatic reminders of the Tubbs fire. Even if it seems you and your family weren't directly impacted, you may be affected by the fires in less obvious ways. Here are some tips for addressing these feelings and finding the support you need for you or your family.

Mental Health Counseling

Employee Assistance Plan:
Employees are eligible for free, confidential mental health services under the Employee Assistance Plan. Learn more at

The California HOPE Program:
This program offers free, confidential counseling to anyone in the community who needs it. Learn more.

Individual and group counseling sessions
Call or text NAMI Sonoma County confidentially at 866.960.6240.

Support for Children

SCOE Resource Page
SCOE has put together a resource web page for supporting children with trauma. Access it here.

Additional Mental Health Resources

Self-Care Tips
Here are some tips on self-care, adapted from Sutter Care at Home.

Sonoma Rises mobile app: 
Available for download from Apple IOS App Store or Google Play Store for Android, this is a self-assessment/tracking tool with recommendations and referrals for additional support. There is a special section for teens.
This is an online wellness program created by the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative, with self-assessment/tracking tools and recommendations and referrals

Trauma-informed yoga and meditation classes:
click here for class schedule and locations