Mental Health, Crisis Support and Anti-Bullying

PCS teachers and staff work hard every day to support students and families. Please reach out with any concerns! In addition, these valuable resources may help:

Mental Health Annual Letter

Youth Suicide Prevention & Response Policy


In an emergency, dial 911. Operators can connect callers to appropriate resources as needed.

Child Abuse (including sexual abuse)
Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) or visit Childhelp.

To help prevent child sexual abuse, including dealing with inappropriate feelings, visit Stop It Now! or call 1-888-PREVENT.

More information and help for survivors of abuse is available from Psychology Today, The Lamplighter Movement, Male Survivor, TAALK (Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids), Survivors of Incest Anonymous, 1in6 (for men who have been sexually abused), and MOSAC (for parents of children who have been sexually abused).

Plumas Charter School offers counseling services; contact Lori Hahn at 530-283-3851 to set up an appointment.

Plumas Rural Services (530-283-2735) provides a range of counseling options, including support for trauma recovery, child abuse treatment, and domestic violence victims.

Crisis Intervention
Call the 24/7 Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at 530-283-4333 or 1-877-332-2754.

In Quincy, the Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center offers a range of support services, and can also help refer to other resources.

To reach the Plumas County Sheriff's Office  in a non-emergency situation, call 530-283-6300.

Text 741741 to talk to a trained volunteer regarding any type of crisis.

For teens, call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) or 310-855-HOPE (4673) between 6 and 10 p.m. Pacific time, or text TEEN to 839863. Visit Teen Line to learn more.

For LGBTQ suicide prevention, call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. Visit The Trevor Project (also includes chat).

The Plumas County Gay-Straight Alliance meets regularly.

Advocacy and support is available at the Stonewall Alliance Center in Chico.

Medical Help

In an emergency, call 911.

The poison control hotline is 1-800-222-1222, and the animal poison control hotline is 1-888-426-4435.

To reach Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, call 530-283-2121. To reach Seneca Healthcare District in Chester, call 530-258-2151.

Mental Health
The Plumas County Behavioral Health Department is located at 270 County Hospital Road in Quincy. Call 530-283-6307 for general information; call 1-800-757-7898 or 530-283-6307 if you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis situation.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Call the hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-799-4TTY (for the hearing impaired); or use 1-800-273-TALK.

Visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (which includes an immediate chat feature), and The i'M Possible Project.

Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti-Cyberbullying and Hate Violence
Plumas Charter School endeavors to provide a safe, inclusive environment for students to learn. We promote and model the values of respect, compassion, responsiveness, and accountability. Students are expected to model those same behaviors to themselves, their peers, our staff, and the community. 

Students receive instruction on the dangers of online bullying (cyber), as well as other examples of behavior that constitutes bullying, discrimination, or harassment. Students are encouraged to report behaviors that are upsetting, regardless of the attempts of others to cloak behaviors in jest or peer pressure. PCS immediately responds to acts of bullying (all forms) and hate-based violence or behavior. Any reported acts will be investigated and consequences can include suspension or expulsion. This includes behaviors that happen during non-school hours. 

The following PCS policies address the behaviors and examples of actions that constitute bullying, harassment, discrimination, and intimidation. The brochure on Hate Violence and Civil Rights discusses complaint procedures at the state level. 

Social Media Precautions
Access to social media is restricted during school hours, but access outside of school comes with a variety of issues that all students must be aware of. Parents/guardians are encouraged to keep an open dialogue with their children about the risks and to create a safe environment for them to report feelings, concerns, or acts of bullying. 

Hate Violence & Civil Rights

Student Harassment, Discrimination, Intimidation, and Bullying Prevention

Comprehensive School Safety Plan

Student Suspension and Expulsion

Student Internet Use

California Department of Education Resources