VIDEO: A new online toolbox is helping local students buffer the negative effects of the pandemic

Physical distancing and economic hardship have exponentially increased the mental health needs of children and teens in Orange County.

To help local students and families buffer the effects of the pandemic, the nonprofit Western Youth Services has partnered with Orange County Department of Education and CHOC to develop the RESET Toolbox.

The free, online mental health toolbox is packed with self-paced trainings, apps and resources designed to build resilience and minimize anxiety in children and teens.

But what are the resources available in the RESET Toolbox, and how can these tools help local educators, students and families?

OCDE’s Media Services team produced the video above, offering a brief overview and a quick tour of the online toolbox.

And for a deeper dive into the many trainings offered by OCDE’s Educational Services Team and our partners, please visit